Welcome to the Arlington High School Media Center!

Media Center News

  • Free Books ... and a Latte On Us!
    We are VERY excited to announce our membership in the Commonwealth eBook Collections, a statewide e-book purchasing consortium that allows us to provide access to a huge library of great titles at a fraction of the cost! Get best-selling e-books and audiobooks downloaded to your computer, tablet, or smartphone for FREE.

    Sign up between now and December 15 and we will enter you in a drawing for a $5 coffee gift card, so you can curl up with a great e-book and a latte on us over the holidays.

    What are you waiting for? Follow our online instructions to get started today!

    Posted Nov 16, 2017, 5:06 AM by Stacy Kitsis
  • Opposing Viewpoints is Back
    Great news for people who like to argue: our biggest database for hot-button, contemporary, debatable issues is back after a brief hiatus. 

    If you are researching a contemporary issue or policy, preparing for a debate, or just interested in the world around you, be sure to check out OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS IN CONTEXT

    See the online database passwords (or grab a bookmark or stickers from the front desk) for access. 

    Posted Nov 6, 2017, 8:45 AM by Stacy Kitsis
  • Draw in a Library Book
    Bookplates, also known as ex-libris, are decorative labels placed in the front of books bearing the name of the owner. Simple or ornate, they often feature beautiful design and artwork. 

    All students are invited to submit designs for bookplates to commemorate donations to the AHS Media Center for awesomely amazing and amazingly awesome annual ADOPT A BOOK fundraiser. The top designs will be selected for our annual bookplate catalog. 

    Download the submission form and make YOUR mark on the library today ... or no later than Thu. November 2 to be considered for the first round! 

    Book plate sample

    Posted Oct 19, 2017, 5:50 AM by Stacy Kitsis
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Newest Pathfinders

Colonial Travel Project Donohue & Ford 
Flying Machines Macuk 
Researching Revolutions Sandler 
Library Orientation Make Up Kitsis 
Orientation Exit Ticket Kitsis 
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The mission of the Arlington High School Library Media Center is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information; students are empowered to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. 

Source: Adapted from the American Association of School Librarians. 

Contact Us

Stacy Kitsis
Library Media Teacher

Barbara Slade
Library Assistant 

869 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
Phone: 781-316-3578
Fax: 781-316-3504


Monday     7:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday     7:30am-4:00pm
Wednesday     7:30am-4:00pm
Thursday     7:30am-4:00pm
Friday     7:30am-4:00pm

Please Pass the Pass, Please

How do I get a pass to the Media Center? Get a pass by signing up with Media Center staff before the desired period begins. The best time to get passes is before school, as seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Passes are not required to use the library before or after school, or during lunch. 

Then what? Report to your directed study or to Old Hall for attendance and have your pass signed by the teacher. Upon arrival in the library, leave your pass on the attendance counter and sign in next to your name.

What about senior privilege and independent study? Students on “senior privilege” or “independent study” are not required to get passes in advance, as long as seating is available, but must sign in with library staff. You are encouraged to get a pass in advance, however, as seating is available on a first come, first served basis. If you leave the Media Center prior to the end of the period, you must sign out with library staff.