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!
Phone: (707) 445-7074
The Humboldt Educator Resource Center is open weekdays from 9am to 5pm, with the exceptions listed here. Item checkout and lamination services are available until 15 minutes before closeing.
Summer & Break Hours
- Summer (June 14-Aug. 13)
- Fall Break (Nov. 22-23)
- Winter Break (Dec. 27-30)
- President’s Week (Feb. 23-25, 2022)
- Spring Break (April 11-15, 2022)
- July 5-9, 2021 (Independence Day)
- Sept. 6, 2021 (Labor Day)
- Sept 27, 2021 (Prof. Development Day)
- Nov. 11, 2021 (Veteran’s Day)
- Nov. 24-26, 2021 (Fall Break)
- Dec. 20-24, 2021 (Winter Break)
- Dec. 31, 2021 (New Year’s Day Observed)
- Jan. 17, 2022 (Martin Luther King Day)
- Feb. 21-22, 2022 (President’s Day)
- May 30, 2022 (Memorial Day)
- June 20, 2022 (Juneteenth Observed)
For help accessing any of the resources below, fill out our Login Information Request Form.
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.
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.
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).
Suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults.
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 provides similar content as Britannica School for K-6 and middle school in Spanish. Escolar articles are original works, not translations.
CultureGrams has concise cultural information on countries around the world.
ProQuest Central Student
This database of millions of articles from more than 10,000 full-text scholarly journals provides information in science, technology, education, social sciences, humanities and news. Multidisciplinary; K-12
eLibrary consists of general reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers to help them choose research topics and find authoritative information to support research claims.
SIRS Discoverer consists of selected content for beginning researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators, and it’s helpful for elementary and middle school educators and students for reliable age-appropriate content for classwork, homework and research assignments.
SIRS Issues Researcher
Examining over 360 complex issues , SIRS Issues Researcher is a curriculum-aligned database of content geared to middle and high school students and educators, with a focus on current and relevant analysis of today’s most important controversial issues.
Information literacy modules. Research Companion tools and tutorials help guide students through the research process, helping develop critical thinking in information literacy skills.
School & Educators Complete
(aka eBooks by ProQuest)
The eBook subscription database of over 12,000 titles allows school libraries to grow by expanding their catalog of electronic books. Access to full-text electronic books supports learning in multiple subject areas – from science to social studies – as well as aligning with the Common Core standards.
HERC Librarian Services
HCOE employs a credentialed library media specialist (sometimes known as a “teacher librarian”) to serve schools and their libraries all around the county. Whether at the school, district or county level, teacher librarians serve in multiple roles: information specialists, school library program managers, and instructional partners.
Contact us today for support with educational technology, media and information literacy skills, the research process, college and career readiness, best practice in school library programs and nurturing a balanced reading program.