Dr. James D. Steckel Library
The Bloom High School Library was dedicated to Dr. James D. Steckel on June 6, 1982. Dr. Steckel was a former Principal of Bloom High School and gave 33 years of service to the students of District 206.
The library provides print, audiovisual and electronic resources to students and staff to enable them
to be effective users of ideas and information.

Library Catalog


Loan Period:

  • Books 2 Weeks
  • Reference Overnight Only
Lost Books:
Current Replacement Value
Library Policies:
  • All school policies will be enforced.
  • ID must be worn.
  • Passes are needed before and during school.
  • Work quietly.
  • Be considerate and act appropriately.
  • Be careful with library resources.
  • No food or drinks.
Library Internet Policies:
  • Only school research work may be done on library computers.
  • Do not share your log-in ID or password.
  • Only visit school appropriate websites.

*Please remember that the school computers are monitored. You could lose your school computer privileges by violating the above rules.

After School Tutoring:

  • After school tutoring runs from 3:00-4:45 PM Mon-Thurs
  • Students arriving after 3:00 must have a pass.
  • Buses are avaiable at 3:45 and 4:45


Mon-Thurs: 8AM – 4PM  
Friday: 8AM – 3PM

Dr. James D. Steckel Library
101 West 10th Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: 708-755-1122 ext. 2199
Fax: 708-755-1149


Subscription Information

Databases are available for all students and staff. Please see the library staff for passwords to access each service. 

Student Resources in Context

Provides students a Web-like user experience, with information on all core subjects from Science to Literature to History. From the eye-catching, media-rich homepage to the fast navigation options, this database helps students develop both research and critical-thinking skills while covering the spectrum of student-focused subject matter.
Student Resources in Context

Global Issues in Context

Features hundreds of continuously updated, media-rich issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health and cultural issues. The hundreds of full-text, English language international periodicals and newspapers included in Global Issues in Context offer local viewpoints, virtually transporting the user to where news is happening.

Global Issues in Context

SIRS Researcher

Full-text articles and multimedia covering a wide range of current and controversial topics. Students have access to thousands of newspapers, magazines, and journal articles from around the globe which discuss relevant current social issues.

SIRS Researcher