Welcome to the Humboldt Educational Resource Center!


In partnership with local schools and districts, HERC manages a large collection of circulating resources and offers online subscriptions to support student learning. HERC staff assist patrons with selections and the HERC Courier transports materials to and from school sites on a weekly basis.

Whatever your classroom needs are, HERC has something for you.  Check out our website or stop by after school  to get assistance from one of our friendly staff members!

HERC is open again!

We are excited to announce that the HERC is open to the public again!

Contact Us

Phone: (707) 445-7074
Email: herc@hcoe.org

Teacher Resources

For help accessing any of the resources below, fill out our Login Information Request Form.

HERC Exclusives

Destiny Media Catalog Logo

Destiny – HERC Library Catalog (books and hands-on materials for check-out)

Search print and hands-on collection available for checkout from the HERC.

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Calsnap Smart Search

This search engine for students and teachers searches the premier licensed instructional media content in California Streaming, the subscription databases available to schools from the California State Library, and a curated and growing collection of safe and vetted open K-12 educational resources, such as Khan Academy, Pics4Learning, Library of Congress, Common Sense Education, CK-12, and more.

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California Streaming – Licensed Educational Video Database

Our educational video streaming service. California Streaming is the only K-12 education community-owned and maintained multimedia provider featuring copy-right free and subscription-based video and audio on-demand, images, print resources, and even podcasts.

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Cengage Gale – Student Research Databases

Two databases for student research featuring high quality informational content, citation support and Google alignment; Elementary in Context (K-5) and Middle School in Context (6-12).

The Teacher Workroom

HERC Teacher Workroom

The Teacher Workroom features self-service, nominal cost access to equipment and supplies for all kinds of education-related projects. Helpful HERC Staff can help you learn how to make the most of these resources.

Courtesy of the California State Library

 (For all K-12 schools – read more here)

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Suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults.

Encyclopedia Britannica link

Encyclopedia Brittanica School

Encyclopedia Britannica is the publisher known for the classic reference compendium of summary informational articles on a wide range of subjects. This online library database from Britannica is aimed at the digital classroom. The entries are in English and specially designed at different reading levels, allowing students to move easily to material of higher or lower comprehension levels as needed for K-6, middle school and high school: Levels 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

Britannica Escolar link

Brittanica Escolar

Britannica Escolar provides similar content as Britannica School for K-6 and middle school in Spanish. Escolar articles are original works, not translations.

ProQuest database suite link

ProQuest Suite

A collection of libraries and databases for students and teachers