Middle School

3939 20th Ave. NW
Olympia, WA 98502
360.596.7600 (Fax 7601)
360.596.7603 Attendance


to the

Thurgood Marshall Middle School Library

Our mission is to ensure that students, staff, and school community are effective, ethical users and producers of information and ideas. This involves teaching info-tech literacy skills, nurturing a love of reading, preparing students to meet state standards, and partnering with the 21st century school community to foster lifelong learning and global citizenship.


Student Hours: 

7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday


Cassie White, Teacher-Librarian & Betsy Papaly, Library Paraprofessional

Human Rights Project Databases:


*MyTRL username: osd(students regular username)   example: osdwhitecp


*pin: birth month and day (must be 4 digits)      example: 0103  
*BTW: most students mess up on the pin# because they do not account for two digits on single months/days, like January 3rd = 0103.

**OSD Portal is a great bookmark for finding NoodleTools, Skyward, MyTRL, and other school related links.

***HOT NOODLETOOLS TIP: When filling in a print resource, type in the ISBN number from the back of the book near the barcode and Noodletools will automatically fill in the spaces and generate an MLA citation for you. SO COOL!!!





  • MyTRL   All OSD students have free online digital Timberland Regional Library accounts with access to hundreds of credible databases, digital novels, online homework help. For school assignments, try using the Biography Resource Center, Lands and Peoples Online, Literature Resource Center, and Issues & Controversies.
  • Sweetsearch   Every website from the SweetSearch search engine has been evaluated by research experts.
  • Ref Seek    RefSeek is a web search engine that "offers students comprehensive subject coverage without the information overload of a general search engine—increasing the visibility of academic information and compelling ideas that are often lost in a muddle of sponsored links and commercial results".


The next 6 resources require the MMS Library's usernames and passwords. These are on posters in the library and lab and in your planner, or ask/email Ms. White or Ms. Papaly for this information.

  • CultureGrams Background information on over 240 different countries. Perfect for World History "Pirates" assignments.
  • SIRS Discoverer Another great starting point for magazine articles and research information.
  • eLibrary An online library with encyclopedia, non-fiction books, maps, pictures, t.v., transcripts for research purposes.




Don't forget to check these resources too...

  • PIKTOchart   Easy, free infographic maker. 
  • PowToon   Create animated videos and presentations for free. 
  • Adobe Spark    Create social graphics, web stories, and animated videos for free. 


"Not all those who wander are lost"

(JRR Tolkien).

Come "wander" through the library and experience...