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To download books, search for the Axis 360 app in your APP store. Follow the link and use your Prep login information to check out books.

Library Concierge Service

Looking for something to read, but don't know where to start? Fill out the Library Concierge form and Ms. Hoffman will tailor a reading list based on your responses. A great way to find something new!

New Arrivals

Batman Vol 6: Bride or Burglar

"A young admirer of Bruce Wayne's, Mattie, wants nothing more than to grow up to be like his millionaire idol. But what would happen if Mattie was forced to relive the worst tragedy of Bruce Wayne's life and his parents were murdered? Batman's hunt for the killer brings him face to face with a strange mirror image of his own painful past. "-- Publisher

Batman Vol 7: The Wedding

"The day has finally arrived: the nuptials of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. But their road to wedded bliss won't be easy. With visitors from this time and beyond, the Bat and the Cat will have to undergo even more trials and tribulations before they walk down the aisle"--Provided by publisher.

Batman Vol 8: Cold Days

"In the aftermath of the wedding of Batman and Catwoman, the Dark Knight's life has changed completely. Having walked down the aisle, how will this new Bruce Wayne view himself? What is to become of Batman now?"--

Batman Detective Comics Vol 6: Fall of the Batmen

"Red Robin has returned, resuming his work in Gotham City as well as his romance with Stephanie Brown, the Spoiler. These two, along with Batwoman, Clayface, Batwing, Azrael and Orphan, help Batman reduce the threat of crime to the citizenry. But their success comes with a horrible price. The First Victim and his Victim Syndicate want one thing: to make Batman pay."-- Publisher

Batman Detective Comics Vol 7: Batmen Eternal

"They were the greatest team of crime-fighters Gotham City has ever known. Now that team has been shattered. To reunite his team and save his city, Batman must trust all those who wear the emblem of the Bat. Because fight or fall, they'll all do so together."-- Publisher

Thanos Vol. 1: Thanos Returns

"Thanos, possibly the most diabolical individual in the Marvel Universe, is back--and he's out for vengeance! Unfortunately for the mad titan, he's also heading for an unexpected reckoning--with his family"--Back cover.

Thanos Vol 2: The God Quarry

"See Thanos as you've never seen him before: powerless and alone! He is willing to do anything to survive . . . even if that means accepting help from the unlikeliest of places! And when a threat emerges that's even worse than the Mad Titan himself, every last one of our lives will depend on the weakened Thanos' drive to survive!"--Back cover.

Spider-Gwen Vol 5: Gwenom

"Gwen's life irrevocably changes as she bonds with her universe's version of the Venom symbiote. What does this change mean for her relationship with crime kingpin Matt Murdock? With her father? With . . . the Osborns? Is any relationship in Gwen's life safe?"--Back cover.

Spider-Gwen Vol. 6: The Life of Gwen Stacy

"To defeat Matt Murdock, the Kingpin of her dimension, Gwen Stacy must let Venom win! But there's a problem: if Murdock dies, then so does Gwen! But that's the least of her worries, as Gwen has found herself on a one-way road into darkness after recent events . . ."--Back cover.

Venom by Donny Cates Vol. 1: Rex

"Beneath the streets of New York, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened. With it something equally evil has been awakened in that most wicked of web-slingers: Venom! The symbiote may still be a Lethal Protector of innocents in New York, but this never-before-seen threat could possibly force Venom to relinquish everything he holds dear--including his human host, Eddie Brock!"--Back cover.

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1: Back to Basics

"It's a new beginning for the Amazing Spider-Man! Peter Parker's life is turned upside down when a revelation puts his job, relationships and whole life in jeopardy! And if that's not enough, Spidey must deal with an alien invasion (with a mysterious twist), a new roommate (who's secretly the villainous Boomerang), new wrinkles in his love life--and a dangerous new enemy!"--Back cover.

Ms. Marvel Vol 9: Teenage Wasteland

"Kamala Khan has vanished! But where has she gone, and why? Jersey City still has a need for heroes, and in the wake of Ms. Marvel's disappearance, dozens have begun stepping up to the plate. But when an old enemy re-emerges, will anyone be powerful enough to truly carry the Ms. Marvel legacy--except Kamala herself?"

Champions Vol 3: Champions for a day

Following the staggering loss suffered in their adventure with the Avengers, the Champions decide to double down on their mission to make the world a better place by opening their ranks. Some of the best and brightest young superhumans in the Marvel Universe--including Red Locust---turn up to be Champions for a day! 

Champions Vol 4: Northern Lights

"Ironheart and The unstoppable Wasp join the Champions at last! The team has grown but the mission stays the same--the Champions fight to make the world a better place for all!"

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 4

"The Sinister Six reborn! Miles Morales' world has been shaken up lately, but nothing compares to what the mysterious Iron Spider and his new group of super villains are about to do. Sandman, Hobgoblin, the Spot, Electro and Bombshell(?!) have united--to make Spider-Man's life a living hell!"--Back cover.

Secret Wars

When everything ends, there is only Secret Wars. The multiverse has collapsed. But out of the nothing will come an incredible patchwork planet formed from the remnants of lost worlds. A place of strict borders, where law and order is maintained by an army of Thors, and sinners are thrown to the unholy terrors behind the Shield. A Battleworld in constant conflict, ..., And holding it all together is the iron will of one man, with power from beyond that makes him a god. What hope has humanity when its only Doom?

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The Global Health Observatory is WHO's gateway to health-related statistics. Data are organized to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including health status indicators to monitor progress towards for the overall health goal, indicators to track equity in health indicators, and the indicators for the specific health and health-related targets of the SDGs. - GHO
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Oxford Biblical Studies Resource for studying the Bible and biblical history. Particularly helpful for Freshman and Sophomore Religion courses.
Journal of Visualized Experiments Science experiments with videos. 
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