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    The mission of Rainier Beach library is to inspire students, staff, and community members to be life-long learners, critical thinkers, informed decision makers, ethical users and creators of ideas and information, and compassionate leaders who help create a more equitable and peaceful world.

    Students and Families:
    Comcast and Wave Internet provide affordable high-speed home Internet access to eligible families with school-age children. Please follow this link ( for more information; translations included.

    General Research Resources

    Seattle Public Schools Library Resources
    Rainier Beach Library Catalog
    JSTOR - a subscription-based digital library provided by Rainier Beach High School; please contact Ms. Sarah for login information.
    Salem Press Primary Sources eBooks - provided by Rainier Beach High School; please contact Ms. Sarah for login information.
    SweetSearch - a search engine built for students and educators.
    Khan Academy

    Immigration/DACA Resources

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
    Washington Dream Coalition
    Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
    Colectiva Legal del Pueblo on Facebook

    Reading Resources

    Library Link
    What Should I Read Next?
    Your Next 5 Books - personalized book recommendations from librarians at Seattle Public Library (SPL)
    SPL Book Recommendations for teens
    Teen Book Lists - from King County Library
    ProjectLIT Community
    We Read Too App - a book resource app on iOS showcasing children's and young adult books written by authors of color featuring characters of color
    We Read Too on Facebook
    CommonLit - always free for students and teachers
    Series and Sequels

    Local, National, and International News

    The Seattle Times
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    The New York Times
    Newspapers from Around the World
    Newsela - news articles from top national and regional newspapers, written at five reading levels

    Writing Resources

    Zotero - the best citation generator
    Thesis Generator
    301 Prompts for Argumentative Writing (from The New York Times)
    The Owl at Purdue
    How to Write a Research Paper

    Country Information and Maps

    Background Notes: U.S. Department of State
    CIA World Factbook
    National Geographic Maps
    Library of Congress: Country Studies
    United Nations
    BBC Country Profiles

    Primary Sources

    The Library of Congress American Memory Project
    The National Archives
    National Archives Online Exhibits
    Calisphere (University of California)
    University of Washington Digital Collections
    The History Link (Pacific Northwest primary resources)


    The White House
    United States Government
    Washington State
    King County

    Quotation Sites


    Plagiarism Information
    Avoiding Plagiarism
    More on Avoiding Plagiarism

    Other Libraries

    King County Library
    Seattle Public Library | Library Link Information
    University of Washington Libraries
    The Library of Congress


    Library Catalog
    Online Student Resources
    Network Use Agreement
    International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

    Contact Info:

    Librarian: Sarah Moges
    Phone: 206-252-6468
    Main Office: 206-252-6350

    Library Hours:

    8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    Open before school, during lunch, and after school.

    Homework Center:

    3:45 - 5:30 PM: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
    2:30 - 4:30 PM: Wednesday

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