High School
1801 Losey Blvd. S | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608-789-7900 | FAX: 608-789-7931

Central Library Learning Commons



Welcome to the Central Library! This website is designed to provide basic resources for the Central learning community as we all pursue life long learning, the love of reading and academic endeavors.

Your library has:

  • Print and digital resources to support your love of reading.
  • High quality, reputable resources for your academic needs.
  • Technology support.
  • A space to learn and grow.
  • A professional librarian and highly skilled library assistant to support you.

Library Resources


Destiny Discover, our district library catalog, allows students and staff to browse our print and MackinVIA digital collections.  Sign in using your school issued login and password to request books by placing them on hold. This Destiny Discover video shows how to access, navigate and put a book on hold.

eBook & Audio

MackinVIA is a Central digital collection, including ebooks and audiobooks.  Browse the collection using the filters on the side. Download the app to take MackinVIA off your laptop and on the go.

Public library

The La Crosse Public Library offers students at Central the opportunity to read and research using their resources.  Click on the icon for their website and catalog.

Subscription Databases & Digital Reference

Badgerlink is Wisconsin’s Online Library, offering WI residents access to many reputable, high-quality resources such as test prep, reading lists, historic newspaper archive access, newspapers and magazines, and more.


Britannica School is an online encyclopedia and more! With encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, and other learning resources, Britannica provides 3 levels of access for all ages.

elibrary Full-text sources, that includes magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.

Flocabulary – helps high school students learn concepts and vocabulary for all content areas through interactive lessons and hip hop videos, bringing the K-12 curriculum to life.

Gale Databases –Includes many databases: Gale in Context: Biography, eBooks, High School, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, as well as OneFile- High School, Interactive Science, LitFinder.

Gale eBooks –Digital Reference books for every curricular area.

Salem Press – Health, History, Literature-Reference ebooks – Health: Genetics; History: Decades (from 1920’s to the 2000’s), Milestone Documents, Great Events and Great Lives in History; and Literature: Critical Survey of Graphic Novels.

SIRS -Issues Researcher is a Pro/Con site with hundreds of topics to browse.  All results are full-text.

Swank Classroom movie access for teachers.

PBS Wisconsin EducationIncludes PBS Learning Media, Wisconsin Biographies, Wisconsin First Nations, The Ways, Climate Wisconsin and more.

Growing Readers

The 14 library teachers of the School District of La Crosse worked together to create the district-wide Growing Readers initiative in 14 buildings for 6000 students and 1000 staff. Over the course of the school year, we focused on three facets of librarianship: advocacy for reading, finding the right books for students, and creating a culture of reading where students can progress as readers. This grassroots project was designed not only to advocate for our libraries but also to create lifelong learners, readers, and library users among all of our students and staff.

Contact Information:

Mrs. Halter:  608.789.3091


Circulation Desk/Mrs. Lanzel:  608.789.3017