The John Traverse Library

Welcome to the John Traverse Library at Houston High School!

Houston High School is unique in that it offers two libraries, the Circulation Library in room 17 and the Reference Library in room 118. Mr. Underwood, the circulation librarian, and Mrs. Wilder, the reference librarian, are available throughout the day to assist you with your research needs. Both libraries are open Monday - Friday from 7:30 to 3:00 and extended hours are available by appointment.



Online Catalog for Physical Books


Online Catalog for eBooks

Click the link above to open Classlink, then open the HHS Libraries folder and click HHS Sora

Germantown Community Library

Online Catalog for the Public Library


Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)

Login: elvis

Password: elvis

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Salem Press

Remote password: hhsmustangs


The Commercial Appeal


Password: wilder

The Daily Memphian

No login needed if accessed while connected to the HHS wifi network

Citation Help

Citation Machine

automatically formats citations for books and articles

MLA Handbook

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The John Traverse Library

The library at Houston High School is dedicated to John Insley Traverse in recognition of a lifetime of commitment to the students and staff of this institution. Mr. Traverse served in the English department from 1999-2021 where he had a profound impact on his students and fellow teachers.