LHS Library

Last Updated: 3/20/2020 4:47 PM

Welcome to the Laurel High School Library Website!

LHS Library

Our Library is the foundation of research supporting Laurel High School curriculum.  It is our goal to provide access to current and accurate research tools for students and staff and to promote long term outcomes of becoming effective users of ideas.  We also promote and encourage recreational reading as a lifelong skill.


Librarians: Lori Hodges and Mikayla Hirschkorn

Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 am-4:00 pm

             Friday 7:30 am-3:40 pm

Phone: 406-628-3534


You have several options to access books and resources:


1. LHS Library Webpage: http://www.laurel.k12.mt.us/1/Content/32

  • links to Sora, databases, homework help, citation references

2.  Sora : www.soraapp.com or download the app!

  •  ebooks and audio books

  1. FInd your school: Montana School Library Shared Digital Collection

  2. Sign in to your school: Laurel High School

  3. Username: school id number (no letter) / Password: last name (all lowercase)

  4. Explore and Borrow! 

3. Montana Library 2 Go : https://montana.overdrive.com/

  • ebooks and audio books

    • This is very similar to Sora. This gives you access to many more ebook and audio book options!

    • You need either a Laurel Public Library card or a Billings Public Library Card to access these resources. See below for how you can easily gain access to a public library card!

    • You can access Montana Library 2 Go from the website or by linking it to your Sora account. This lets you quickly search Sora and Montana Library 2 Go at the same time. Once in Sora, access your settings in the top right corner and click ‘Add a public library’.

4. Laurel Public Library : https://www.laurelpubliclibrary.org/

  • food, physical books, ebooks, audio books, printing

    • Check the website for information regarding meals and curbside pickup for DVDs and copies of physical books.

    • The library will be allowing students to enter two at a time to print and sign up for a library card.

    • Laurel Public Library card holders have access to curbside pickup and Montana Library 2 Go (see above for more info on this resource).

5. Billings Public Library : https://billingslibrary.org/

  • eLIBRARY - Montana Library 2 Go (see above for more info on this resource), music, magazines, research databases and much more

    • You need a library card to access these online resources. Applying is easy!

  1. Click ‘Get a Card’.

  2. Fill out the online registration and click ‘Apply for a Library Card’.

    1. Remember your PIN!

    2. The temporary ID will not work! You must complete the next steps.

  3. Email a picture of your school id to circdesk@billingsmt.gov. Type your first and last name as the subject.

  4. You will receive an email within 24 hours with your permanent id. This number will grant you access to online resources for 6 months. 

Please email a librarian if you have questions. We are here to help!

Check It Out!

Read it BEFORE it Becomes a Movie!...

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.....release as The Turning, January 24, 2020

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han.....release as To All the Boys:  P.S. I Still Love You February 12, 2020

The Call of the Wild by Jack London.....release February 21, 2020

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells.....release February 28, 2020

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.....release as The Personal History of David Copperfield, May 8, 2020

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.....release May 29, 2020

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke.....release August 6, 2020

Without Remorse by Tom Clancy.....release September 18, 2020

Dune by Frank Herbert.....release December 18, 2020

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.....release as Chaos Walking TBD

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.....release TBD

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.....release TBD

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.....release TBD



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September Topic: Censorship / RESULTS

October Topic: STEAM / RESULTS

November Topic: Kindness / RESULTS

December/January Topic: Anonymous Confessions / RESULTS

February Topic: Traditional vs. Block Scheduling / RESULTS