School Resources

Book Collection:

The library contains about 35,000 books on all subjects. The collection is especially fine in the fields of foreign languages, reference, career and college books.

Library Cards:

Students are required to show an I.D. to check out materials from the library.


You may borrow up to four books by presenting your student I.D. card. Books may be borrowed for three weeks and may also be renewed. If materials are overdue, the fine is 10 cents per day per book (maximum is two dollars.)


The library receives 104 magazines and kept them for three years. Current magazines are available for library reading only; back issues can be checked out for 3 days.

Library Catalog:

The library catalog lists the collection of books in the Newtown High School Library. You may access the catalog from our four computer workstations located in the center of the library.

Library Hours:

Monday to Friday — Periods 1 – 12

You are welcome in the library any free period or your lunch period. Please enter during the first five minutes of the period. I.D. and program cards are required to enter the library

Library Media Center:

The Student Computer Room in Room 131-A in the library offers computers for word processing, and research. Available Pds. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9.

Available Databases:

NOVEL Databases is an electronic database access project that enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to the full text of hundreds of journals, newspapers and other references.

Pro Quest Platinum contains more than 2,000 periodicals covering a broad range of material: business, education, general reference, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas. In addition, the New York Times (1994+) and Wall Street Journal (1984+) full-text are included.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers offers a unique collection to historical documents including New York Times (1860+) and Wall Street Journal (1850+). Every newspaper issue is reproduced, cover-to-cover, in full page digital

ProQuest Professional Education it’s a comprehensive reference collection for K-12 professional development and continuing education.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center covers the facts as well as the arrangements of various social issues, such as gun control, genetic engineering, censorship, stem cell research and terrorism. It includes viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents and links to subject – indexed websites, and full text magazine and newspaper articles.

Report Assistance:

When you begin a research project, librarians are available to assist you with useful research techniques and resources. Come to pick up a leaflet with instructions on how to use each database.

Fax and Transcripts

For transcript requests please send a fax to 718-595-8447

All other fax business please use 718-699-8584