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The Washington High School library provides a variety of resources to support student learning.

The library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on early dismissal days.

Library resources

WorldCatUnnamed (8): Library catalogs from around the world, including local colleges and universities

Cedar Rapids Public LibraryUnnamed (4): CRCSD students may use their student ID as a library card

Iowa AEA OnlineUnnamed (3): Online articles and databases

Teen Health and WellnessUnnamed (7): Answers to teen question

The Purdue Writing LabUnnamed (5): Writing resource and style guides

EasyBibUnnamed (6): Citation generator

ShmoopUnnamed (9): Test prep, homework help, and teacher resources


Driving-Tests.orgUnnamed (10): Practice driving tests

Gale eBooks: Encyclopedia database and references sources
Mackinvia Ebook and audiobook resource from GWAEA (login needed)
Metro Library Network Ebook and audiobook resource from CRPL (library number login needed)
Washington Surveyor Wash’s student newspaper – link coming
DMV Permit Test
Iowa DOT practice test

Library expectations


Students are expected to quietly read or study while in the library.

Cell Phones

Phones are to be on vibrate. There is no talking on cell phones. Texting is allowed.


Study hall students that wish to use the library need to obtain a pass from the library before going to study hall.

Release Students

Release students are allowed to use the library as a quiet study area.

Checkout Policy

Library items can be checked out for two weeks. Renewals are allowed unless a hold is on the item. Return items to the library or in the dropboxes located in the main foyer or outside the library.


Only beverages with lids are allowed.

Key Contacts

Frank Scherrman

Teacher Librarian

Scott McWherther

Technology Facilitator