About the Lane Tech Library

The Lane Library/Media Center; located on the second floor above the Main Office is a large spacious facility, with chandeliers, dark oak paneling and huge library tables, reminiscent of a college library. Many visitors come to see the world famous WPA woodcuts by Peterpaul Ott.

Library Assistants are always available to assist students and staff to find and use materials.

Library Hours

Monday: 7:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Tuesday - Friday: 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Telephone Number: 534-5683
Extension: 45683

Our Collection

  • Over 20,000 catalogued books, including an extensive young adult fiction collection
  • A well developed reference collection covering a wide range of subject areas
  • Subscriptions to a variety of daily newspapers
  • Subscriptions to weekly, bi-monthly and monthly magazines
  • Access to the internet and online databases

Book Drive

Interested in donating to our collection? Click here to see our wish list!

Lane Tech Library Catalog

Click here to search for books currently in the Lane Tech Library. Use the system to find the location of books on the shelf, and request a hold if the book is not currently available.

Virtual Libraries

E-Books
Students and Teachers/Staff can check out books using their CPS User ID and password.

Professional Virtual Library
178 titles for teachers and administrators

World Language E-Books
425 Mackin and Follett eBooks (see tab at top of the search screen; in 11 languages)

 


Library Assistants

Erin Driesbach

eadriesbach@cps.edu

Erin Driesbach joined the Lane Tech staff in August 2013 as a School Library Assistant. Erin holds a Bachelor’s degree in politics from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from college, Erin worked in refugee resettlement in Louisville, KY before transitioning into education. Prior to working at Lane, Erin worked in Greater Boston and Chicago for Citizen Schools, a national non-profit collaborating with middle schools to engage volunteers during the after school hours. Erin both worked with students in the classroom and in administrative roles for the organization.

Reference Material and Book Carts
Scheduling Questions
Book Donations




Policies and Procedures

Class Reservation Policy

We welcome any teachers interested in bringing their classes to the library for instruction or research. Please use the online calendar to make a reservation. Instructions are available in the Lane Tech Staff folder on Google Drive. In order to accommodate our students, only one class can reserve the library during lunch periods.

Student Policy

IDs must be worn at all times and are required for checking out or renewing books.

Students have access to the library:
Before school starting at 7:00 A.M.
After school until 6:00 P.M.
In addition, students are welcome during their lunch period. Reminder: No food or drinks are allowed in the library.

Students may also use the library with a signed and dated pass from their teachers during class periods.

Library Procedures

To Check out a book you must have your I.D. Card

OVERDUE fines are 10 cents/day per book LOST books are the cost of the book + fines.



Library Databases

Usernames and passwords are available in the library for remote access. Access information has also been sent to students' CPS emails.


Chicago Public School Databases

(for use by all CPS students and staff)
http://www2.youseemore.com/cps/linkinclude.asp


Lane Tech Databases

(additional resources provided by the library for use by Lane Tech students and staff)

http://www.infoweb.newsbank.com


Access World News
Find U.S. and global information on topics related to controversial issues and more from a variety of news media.
America's Historical Newspapers (1690-2000)
Find news articles covering topics in government, politics, social issues, culture, literature discoveries, inventions and more from hundreds of primary sources.


http://www.infotrac.galegroup.com/ikweb/cps1440


Gale Virtual Reference Library
Offers encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).


http://www.infotrac.galegroup.com/ikweb/cps1440


Opposing Viewpoints
Offers an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.


http://www.jstor.org/logon


JSTOR
Offers digitized back issues of academic journals; includes books and primary sources, and current issues of journals. It provides full-text searches of almost 2,000 journals.


http://library2.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/login


CQ Researcher
In depth coverage on hundreds of contemporary social issues.