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ACHS Library - FAQ & Policies:
  • Library staff: Mr. Hibbs, Ms. Simpson
  • Open 7:45am to 3:30pm on most school days ** Hybrid schedule/procedures in place **
  • Books are circulated for three weeks and may be renewed
  • Replacement fee is assessed for lost / not returned books
  • Check with us for most of your technology needs (connectivity, login/usernames, passwords, etc.)
  • Students need their ID card to check out books! Your ID card or the image of it on your phone is fine.
  • Students need a teacher permission (a phone call is best!)to visit the library; Check in at the desk when you enter.
  • Check this page for added links to online materials that you may find helpful in completing your classes.
  • Books may be reserved by using the "HOLD" feature in the Alexandria catalog Click here for a short VIDEO (work in progress) on how to use this feature.
  • Also, eBooks!
    • Various eBooks including non-fiction and literature can be accessed through the Alexandria Researcher catalog link below; eBooks show a bar across the book image in teal ("online") or red ("out" - not sure why it says that) with a URL below.
    • Other eBooks through Big Universe and online databases, such as the Online Research links below, can be accessed with the passwords you have in Drive: a document called "ACHSL Research Access."
    • Take advantage of the State Library resources! Below.

Important Links:
*most of these links should open in a new tab
Online Catalog - Alexandria Researcher      
Login to place holds                                                   

eBooks - Big Universe

Online Research & eBooks:
    Facts on File databases and eBooks - click HERE for access to:
  • American History Online
  • Ancient & Medieval History
  • Modern World History
  • Today's Science (news, analysis)
  • Science Online (reference)
  • World News Digest
  • African-American History
  • Native American History
  • eBook Collection
  • Ferguson's Career Guidance
  • Health Reference Center
  • Bloom's Literature Reference

    Scholarly Search Engines (search the deep web!)

        Google Scholar - click HERE for access to scholarly literature.

                Read about Scholar.

        Internet Public Library - click HERE to access to scholarly literature

                Read about the Internet Public Library.

        ScienceResearch - click HERE to get a science-specific search engine.

                Read about ScienceResearch.

        WolframAlpha - click HERE for the "Computational Knowledge Engine."

                Read about WolframAlpha. Ask a question, get an answer.

    Databases available from the State Library of Kansas - Click HERE for access to:
  • Explora Multi-Search (Ebsco)
  • Issues & Controversies
  • Britannica Academic, Britannica Public Library
  • History Reference Center
  • ACT, SAT, and other Test Preparation
  • Mango Languages
  • and more...

World Book Encyclopedia, - click HERE for access

Three sections: Kids, Students, Español.

Other Libraries:
        Arkansas City Public Library - Card Catalog
        Cowley County Community College - Card Catalog - Research Databases (requires passwords to access)