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Welcome to the IHS Library

IHS Library


Please check out "What's Happening in Your Library" Link on the left!


We RISE Theme for November



RISE theme of CARING


We strive to make the library a fun, welcoming environment for you to get your work done, relax, or play. Remember that this is YOUR library! Use it! Come find a book to entertain you. Come use a computer for work or play. Come make something in our Makerspace. Stop by for tutoring on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Or just come in and lounge and chat with your friends. If nothing else, stop by to say hello to Ms. Whitehouse, and make her day a little brighter!

Useful Links for
Research and Fun: 
Online Card Catalog
(find books for IHS and the district)
User: UID
PW: 1st name (lowercase)
User: UID
PW: 1st name
IHS Library eResearch Website
(Research Help Sites, Research links for Class Projects)
User: indhs
PW: falcons
GALE Virtual Reference Library
User: Independence
PW: Falcons
Scholastic Grolier Online Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Britannica
User: indhs
PW: falcons
Encyclopedia Britannica in Spanish
User: indhs
PW: falcons
You can sign up for a free account!
Library Mission:
The mission of the Independence High School Library is to provide an inviting learning environment and a dynamic, student-centered library media program in order to promote life-long learning, information literacy skills, collaboration within the learning community, and a passion for personal growth among students and staff alike.

You will find all of the different passwords you will need for these various databases here and both posted on the bulletin boards in the computer labs and on the “IHS Library Useful Passwords” bookmark at the library circulation desk.

Librarian, Tanya Whitehouse –
Other Helpful Resources:
(See the eResource IHS Library website
for many more helpful sites!!)
Help for research papers and MLA formatting.
Great Learning Guides and more!
Useful items clustered into one space!
User: indyhigh
PW: maps101 
User & PW: khsd OR ihs1
Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday:
7:00 - 4:00 pm
7:00 - 3:30 pm