Northside Libraries are the heart of each school community, creating meaningful and diverse learning opportunities, nurturing in our students a love for reading and learning, and developing in them the skills necessary to fully participate in society.
Our libraries purchase and maintain a current, relevant, and diverse collection of over two million print and digital materials for both study and pleasure.
80 Elementary School Libraries
20 Middle School Libraries
12 High School Libraries
2 Professional Libraries
Northside ISD has a total of 112 campus libraries and 2 professional libraries located at NAC and NLC. All NISD libraries are staffed by professional, certified librarians. High school libraries also have a paraprofessional library assistant. Studies consistently find positive relationships between having access to full-time, qualified school librarians and student performance.
This year our district libraries served over 77,000 classes, provided millions of print books and facilitated over 200 presenters.
Recently, all Northside libraries enjoyed a range of improvements: from major renovations to redecorating. This ensures every student an updated, enjoyable and flexible learning space.
Please visit our photo gallery for more images of our newly renovated libraries
NISD Library Services maintains subscriptions to a large collection of digital websites and resources to help your child access reliable and organized information in which to research or study. Your child can access this great collection on our NISD SSO portal
On our Library Services website on the NISD SSO portal we have an extensive variety of resources, games, and lessons to help students, parents and educators be better informed and obtain the skills to be smart and safe online. We offer parents resources and activities including reviews of the popular apps, movies, and shows our kids are using and watching. We have materials in Spanish as well as English. You and your child can access these on our NISD SSO portal
As well as great Digital Citizenship resources we offer parents and entire families books and resources on wellness and social emotional learning. We offer a collection of online makerspaces as well as an extensive collection of summer enrichment activities and resources for students of all ages. You and your child can access these on our NISD SSO portal