Supporting students' quest for learning

The James P. Kubacki Library at Eastside Catholic provides resources and a collaborative work space for students to succeed in their academic pursuits and also encourages reading as recreation.

The library represents our EC Touchstone of academic excellence, challenging students to develop as critical thinkers, respond to a rigorous curriculum, collaborate and communicate across disciplines, cultivate the exchange of new ideas and develop the cultural competence necessary to function in an increasingly complex, global society.

Specifically, the library supports the academic work of our students and faculty by:

  • Teaching research skills in grades 6 - 12
  • Providing access to authentic resources
  • Integrating technology into our curriculum
  • Offering reference services

To supplement EC library resources, we recommend that all EC students acquire a King County Library System library card to take advantage of the extensive print and electronic collections of our excellent public libraries. Visit for more information.

Quiet, supervised study times available

The library is open for quiet, supervised study throughout the day. Students can study independently or in groups from 7:30 a.m. until classes begin, and from 2:50 p.m. until the library closes at 6 p.m. Our librarian is available to help with research until 3:30 p.m., or later by appointment. Students have access to computers, a range of textbooks and other materials supporting our curriculum and popular fiction and periodicals for casual reading in an atmosphere of engaged study.

Library resources for students and families

The library offers more than 13,000 volumes in the collection including reference, non-fiction, fiction and e-books. We subscribe to more than a dozen newspapers and popular magazines and several electronic databases.

Eastside Catholic students and their family members have access to our library catalog, NoodleTools, electronic databases and e-books through PlusPortals. To access these resources, log into PlusPortals, click on groups on the top right of the page and select Library from the pulldown menu.

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Current Subscriptions

A to Z Maps Online

The world’s largest subscription database of proprietary, royalty-free, world, continent, country and state maps

Access World News

Find global information on topics related to business, economics, education, government, health, international studies, politics, science, social issues, sports, STEM and more from a variety of news media featuring newspapers, videos and web-only content

African American Experience

Online database collection on African American history and culture

Ancient & Medieval History

Presents the full scope of world history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions

Britannica Online

Encyclopaedia Britannica for comprehensive reference articles


Articles, maps, photographs, biographies and recipes reflecting world cultures

Daily Life Through History

This database explores ordinary life through time and across the globe

EBSCO Research Databases

A suite of databases including Academic Search, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, Novelist, Points of View and Science Reference Center

Health Reference Center

Clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of electronic reference books - focused primarily on history, social science and religion

History Study Center

History reference database covering ancient to modern times, offering both primary and secondary resources

Issues and Controversies in American History

Background, outcome and contemporary points of view for major debates and conflicts in American history

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Access to full text books and museum publications

New Yorker Online Archive

Access to full text archive of the New Yorker Magazine


Integrated tools for note taking, outlining, citation, document archiving, annotation and collaborative research and writing

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents and web links from different points of view

Origins Online

Documentary service brought to you by Catholic News Service


Database of newspaper, magazine and journal articles

ProQuest Learning -Literature

Searchable works of literature, author biographies, contemporary criticism and reviews

The Seattle Times Collection

Search more than 30 years of Seattle area history with The Seattle Times Integrated Collection. With coverage from 1985 to current, the collection contains full-color newspaper pages, individual full-text articles and content only published online

SIRS Discoverer

Research database designed for younger students with access to newspapers, magazines, reference resources and images

Washington State News

Explore and research topics across Washington State. This resource contains news sources from across the state including The Bellingham Herald, Chinook Observer, Chronicle, Columbian, Daily Herald, Daily News, Daily Record, Daily World, Kitsap Sun, News Tribune, The Olympian, Seattle Times, Spokesman-Review, Tri-City Herald, Yakima Herald-Republic and more

World Book Encyclopedia

The World Book website offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids and curriculum guides

World History Ancient and Medieval Eras

Covers early human history around the globe, from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance

World Religions

Database covering religion around the globe, from prehistory to the present

World Religions Online (Infobase)

Explores religion and spirituality in an unbiased manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the rituals of today

World Religions Ebooks

Access to religious studies eBooks