Learn how to log in to the catalog and place holds. 


Click to search the catalog or browse virtually. 

Alexandria Catalog

Find out how to create and save book lists.


Discover E-Reading and Digital Audio


Sora is Pike's e-reading and digital audio platform. Read on the web or in the app. Setup directions (pdf) 

Powered by Overdrive, and available through our subscription to the Massachusetts Library System's eBook Program.

Watch this screencast to learn how to get the most from the Sora app. You'll learn how to connect your public library to your account, and find readability settings.

Leverage your public library! 

Most area public libraries have subscriptions to these e-reading and digital audio platforms, some of which also include music and movies!

  • Libby by Overdrive
  • Freegal
  • Hoopla

Don't have a library card? Check with your library to apply online.

Find Reliable Information

Use Databases

Databases are reliable sources of information. Click here to find our entire suite of databases.

Learn More About Digital Literacy

Click here for a carefully curated collection of short videos to help you hone your ability to effectively find and use digital resources.

Keep Track of Your Sources

Use NoodleTools to keep track of your sources

Reading and Listening Fun!

International Children's Digital Library

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This online collection has more than 4,000 books from all over the world, in more than 50 languages. Browse, click, read, and enjoy!

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books. 

Storytime from Space


Listen to books read by astronauts while orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station. StoryTime from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation.

Connect with Authors and Illustrators

Kidlit TV

KidLit TV

KidLit TV is where you can find books read by their authors, interviews, book trailers, craft ideas and so much more. 

Kids Ask Authors


Kids Ask Authors is a podcast hosted by Grace Lin. Each podcast features an author who answers question asked by students.