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Welcome to the Yorktown Library!

Self Enroll Code for Yorktown Library Canvas page:  https://apsva.instructure.com/enroll/NCBG7Y


Welcome to Yorktown Library

The Yorktown Library is an integral component of the educational program of the school. It houses a wide variety of print, audio-visual, and digital resources. The librarians provide a welcoming environment that is conducive to learning while fostering a love of reading and an appreciation of literature. They also collaborate with teachers to ensure that students’ research needs are met. The services of the library extend well beyond the physical walls of the building as many resources are also available online.

  • During class time: Students must have a pass to come to the library or be accompanied by a teacher.
  • During Patriot Period, before/after school, and during lunch: please sign in when visiting the library.
  • Most materials are checked out for 3 weeks.
  • Magazines are checked out for 7 days.
  • DVDs are checked out for 1 week (teachers only).
  • There are no fines for late items, but replacement costs will be charged for lost items.

Yorktown Library ROCS!

The Yorktown Library is here to support your skills in acquiring information, your appreciation of literature, and assist you in locating resources to gain knowledge.  When using the library, please be respectful of others, your community, and yourself:

  • Come prepared to work
  • Use a quiet voice
  • Treat library materials with care
  • Follow the guidelines in the Acceptable Use Policy for proper use of school computer equipment and the Internet.
  • No food or drinks, please

Yorktown Library Online

We are open 24/7 online. Access our catalog, research databases, and thousands of eBook/eAudio anywhere you go! To access our resources, including Destiny, our library catalog), students and staff should enroll in the Yorktown Library Canvas page: https://apsva.instructure.com/enroll/NCBG7Y

Library Resources

Books – Fiction, Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels, multiple languages College & Career Resources
Online Databases (log-in required) DVDs (teachers only)
eBooks & eAudiobooks (log-in required) Magazines
Makerspace, including Puzzles, Button Maker, Chess Board Professional Collection
Interlibrary loans are available from any Arlington Public School – you can place a hold yourself via the catalog or ask a librarian for assistance

Copyright & Citation

Copyright-Free Media

  Citation Help

Pixabay – Copyright-free images and videos NoodleTools – Log-In with G-Suite APS email and password. Use NoodleTools to help with your research projects, including citing your sources, creating Works Cited/References pages, creating notecards, and organizing your research.
Creative Commons – Photos, songs and videos — available for free and legal use Purdue Owl– Provides citation help for MLA and APA
Pics4Learning – Copyright-free images for teacher and student use EasyBib – MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago styles Citation Maker
 Wikimedia Commons – Freely usable media files bibme.org – MLA, APA, Chicago or Turabian formats

Expert tip:

-When you are gathering book sources, be sure to make note of the following bibliographic items: the author name(s), other contributors such as translators or editors, the book’s title, editions of the book, the publication date, the publisher, and the pagination.More info:

-Arlington Public Schools Library Services Copyright Update 2019-2020
-If you are an APS employee and would like information about copyright, please contact the APS Supervisor of Library Services, or the instructional supervisor for the type of material being used. The above information is not a substitute for legal advice.


eBooks and eAudio

Yorktown Library is available 24/7!Search eBooks & eAudio via Destiny Discover, our library catalog, or through Sora



Sora reading app link








If you have trouble accessing any of these resources, please contact us in the library for assistance.

Research Databases

You can now access all our Research Databases directly through Canvas!

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  • Click on the icon to the left.
  • Login using your “My Access” account.
  • Click “Submit”.


On this page you will find high-quality online resources for your research. No passwords are needed to access databases from within the school building.To use outside of school, be sure to log in via Canvashttps://apsva.instructure.com/courses/34037