• Welcome to the Lincoln H.S. Library Media Center!

    Please feel free to email me if you need your password reset or if you have any questions or concerns:



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      To view all Electronic Resources, sign in at the upper-right corner of this page using the same username and password that you use for your school computer.  Once you are logged in, the resources will appear on the left-side menu. Lincoln Logo


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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Karen Loia

Karen Loia is the Library Media Specialist at Lincoln High School. Born and raised in Yonkers, she is thankful she is able to give back to the community, in the city that she will always think of as home!  She attended P.S. #28 (Kahlil Gibran School), Walt Whitman Junior High School (Robert C. Dodson School) and Roosevelt High School (Roosevelt High School-Early College Studies).  

Karen holds a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design, with a Minor in Art History from Marymount College and a Master's Degree in School Library Media Science from Queens College.  She has worked as a Library Media Specialist in Yonkers for many years, teaching students in the elementary, middle and high school settings.  

She is a lifelong learner who is motivated by a passion to help others and pave the way, eliminating struggle and opening doors to a world of information and technology that is available for all.  She loves to enhance self esteem in others and is passionate about educating our students and helping them to reach their full potential. She believes that knowledge is power and together and we can do this!

​In addition to teaching students and promoting literacy, Karen takes pride in sharing her expertise with colleagues during her professional development workshops and on her Ed Tech page. She is also the school website editor and AP Testing Coordinator at Lincoln High School.  At Palisade Prep she created the Read2B initiative to promote literacy and independent reading.  She enjoys posting on Twitter for the YPS Library Media Specialists @ YO_Library Media!

  • Library Services

    Yonkers Public Schools Library Services is committed to student success.  Our dedicated team of librarians help students learn, complete assignments, and attain their educational goals.  Step by step along the way our librarians help individual students direct their own learning as well as integrate library skills into instructional programs for students. Library Services also provides related professional development for teachers districtwide.

    Through this Library Services website thousands of electronic resources are available 24/7 to students, teachers, administrators, staff and parents on a wide variety of topics, media and platforms.  Read on to learn how to access these electronic resources.

    Important!  You Must Log In To Use Library Resources!

    Log In Instructions:

    1) YPS WEBSITE:  To access our Library Resources, please sign in to the YPS website, using your network login and password.  (Username: student ID#/Password: windows login).  Click the SIGN IN Link in the top right hand of the school webpage, or click here.   (Username: student ID#/Password: windows login). 

    PARENTS. Please use your child’s username and password.

    TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, LIBRARIANS:  Please use your YPS username and password.

    2) LIBRARY CATALOG.  To access the Library Catalog, you must log in a second time to Follett Destiny.  The link to log in will also appear in the upper right, after you have selected the page for your school. (Username: student ID#/Password: student).

    What We Offer:  The YPS Library Services Top Ten:

    1) Library Catalog

    To find a book in your school library, look it up in the Library Catalog which is listed on this website as “Follett Destiny.”   Click on the name of your school to locate the books that are available in your school’s library catalog.

    2) WebPath Express

    Safe, vetted internet searches for many topics are available through WebPath Express.  Vetted websites are also included when you search the Library Catalog.  Click on the link in the left column.

    3) E-Books

     You can borrow E-Books, or electronic books, by locating them in the Library Catalog.  E-books are designated with an “E” Symbol; click on this symbol to open the E-book.  

    Please remember you must be logged in, to have access to E-Books.  (Username: student ID#/Password: student).  You can find the names of popular E-Books by clicking on “Destiny Discover” in the left side column of the Library Catalog menu.  You can read E-books at home or school on your personal electronic devices such as laptop, tablet or phone.

    4) Electronic Library Resources: magazines, encyclopedia articles & educational videos

    You can look up many different articles in magazines, encyclopedias, databases or view educational video by clicking on the links below or in the left column.  Examples include:   BookFlix, BrainPOP, Britannica School Encyclopedia, and Discovery Education.  

    These resources are organized by grade level.  Click on your grade level to check out all the resources available.

    Please remember you must be logged in to view these resources.  If you are not logged in these electronic resources will not appear on the left side column of resources.  To login click the SIGN IN link in the top right hand of the school webpage, or click here.  

    5) English Language Learners

    To view helpful resources for English Language Learners, click here.

    6) Yonkers Public Library

    Join the Yonkers Public Library, where students and their parents can borrow books, videos and other resources for free.   To borrow books and other library items, you must first apply for a library card.  Click here for more information.

    7) Test Preparation and Practice

    To view study and preparation guides for the New York State Regents examinations, click here.

    8) College and Career Readiness Information

    Many online resources are available to help students prepare for careers, select an appropriate college or university, and apply for financial aid.  To research options for preparing for careers and attending college, click here.