MHS Library is open from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm on school days.
Our collection is available for view with Destiny Discover (linked on the library home page)
We offer over 25,000 print and electronic items for students and staff.
We subscribe to periodicals, newspapers, and multiple electronic databases.
Conference rooms and small group study rooms are available by reservation.
The Library offers various computers for student use: Chromebook loaners (in library) and 2 OPAC stations.
The Library is the first place to go if you need Chromebook assistance!
The mission of the Marshalltown School Library Media program is to ensure that all students and staff become effective users of information so that they may become independent, lifelong learners, and to foster a love of reading and literature.
The Marshalltown Community School District Libraries follow a curriculum aligned with the American Association of School Librarians, the National Education Technology Standards, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and the Iowa Core Curriculum.
The Library operates under the policy that no student has the right to interfere with the learning of other students or the purpose of an activity; therefore, the following rules for patrons apply.
Be working on something productive (Take care of yourself).
Be working in a way that allows others to be productive (Take care of others).
Be respectful of the persons and property of others (Take care of the stuff).
PBIS is practiced in the library! Thank you for leaving your food and beverages outside!
Use of Materials
An Student ID is required to check out any materials and use computers.
Books from the general collection and magazines may be checked out for four weeks with privilege of renewal two times if there is no waiting list for the book.
Students may use computers, audio-visual items, and equipment in the library. Just ask!
If a book or magazine is lost, the borrower must replace* it or pay a replacement fee. It is better, if a book is lost, for the borrower to report it right away rather than accumulating overdue fines. If the item is found later (within 90 days), the price of the book will be refunded. When a book is more than 90 days overdue, it will automatically turn to lost. Students who have overdue fines and/or books are asked to return materials or pay replacement fees as soon as possible so that other students may enjoy those resources.
The library accepts payment by cash or check at the library circulation desk.
*Replacements must be in good condition of similar binding with no marks, yellowing, mold, missing/torn pages.
Students who have a question about charges, or believe an error has been made are urged to bring the problem to the attention of the Teacher Librarian immediately.
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Teacher Librarian: Sue Inhelder
Library Associate: Sherri Logan