The library at Pius X High School is a great resource for text and digital materials. It is located in the basement, accessible through the main hallway just past the front office, or from the basement study hall area.
Librarian: Erin Willis
Monday: 8:40 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
From the Library
The church calls us to grow closer to Christ during Lent through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We are also encouraged to deepen our faith and love for Christ through spiritual reading. In monastic communities, Lent is a time of dedicated,
Mrs. Willis is Reading:
The Life You Save May Be Your Own by Paul Elie
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Summer Reading Recommendations
Pius X Students Recommend
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Warcross by Marie Lu
One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
Maximum Ride Graphic Novels by James Patterson
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Social Issues Resource Series (SIRS)
Articles from newspapers, magazines, professional journals, government documents. Subjects limited to “social issues”, such as education, ethics, religion, work, consumerism, death and dying, pollution, crime, ethnic groups, etc. May be accessed at Pius X High School and Lincoln City Libraries.
Offers more than 2,000 full-text sources, with improved functionality, and a fun and easy-to-use search interface. Includes magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.
A service from the Nebraska Library Commission, provides several databases including: Biographies, Nebraska Memories, Fiction Connections. Other databases available include resources for magazines, genealogy, business information and web sites recommended by librarians.
More great resources:
Lincoln City Libraries
Complete access to the Lincoln City Libraries catalog and online databases. Use this link also to access Brainfuse, Live online homework help.
The US Government’s Official Web Portal. Special links for teens. Info on: student aid, passports, income taxes, tourism, elected officials, MUCH MORE!
Official Nebraska Government. Special features include Capitol Live, Nebraska Facts, virtual tour of the Capitol, Nebraska Blue Book online edition. Info. on Department of Motor Vehicles, legislative bills, elected officials, etc.
Great source for poetry. Find by author, title, subject and more
Great Books online. Free access to literature, reference and verse.
Fast and Easy Bibliography Maker. Bibliographic styles include: MLA, APA, Chicago and Turabian.
- Arts and Humanities Through the Eras eBook version. Ed. 1
- New Catholic Encyclopedia eBook version. Ed. 2
- Scribner Writers Online British Writers Collection. Ed. 1
- Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa eBook version. Ed. 1
- Encyclopedia of Food and Culture eBook version. Ed. 1
- Encyclopedia of the American Constitution eBook version. Ed. 2
- The Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia for Students eBook version. Ed. 1
- Human Diseases and Conditions eBook version. Ed. 2
- Twayne’s Authors Online U.S. Authors, World Authors and British Authors – Updated Edition. Ed. 1
- Shakespeare for Students eBook version. Ed. 2
Bishop Conley Recommends:
(From National Catholic Register, May 31, 2015)
- Leisure, the Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper (coming soon to Pius X Library!)
- The Odyssey by Homer
- The Dialogues of Plato
- Confessions by St. Augustine
- The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
- The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
- William Shakespeare’s Plays
- King Lear
- Henry V
- The Merchant of Venice
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni
- Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
- The Power and the Glory by Graham Green
- Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
- Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
- Middle Earth epics by J.R.R. Tolkien