Library

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 kcls.org 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.

Doug Ammons
Librarian
dammons@eastsidecatholic.org
425-295-3056