Welcome to the L.C.H.S. Library Media Center's website (Grades 6-12). Our library is the hub of research and information literacy at Lauderdale County High School. With more than 17,000 books, ebooks and audio-visual items, the library serves the needs of students and faculty. By clicking the above "A on the go" icon, patrons can access their library account and search our library collection using our Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). Atriuum's automated database allows easy access to search our varied collection from 30 library computers or using any device in the world with an Internet connection. Periodicals are available for current checkout for our school community. Current information and ideas are fingertips away to help students find facts, discover diverse opinions and form their own conclusions by implementing 21st Century Skills in critical thinking; problem-solving; technology literacy; communication; and collaboration.
Online databases and resources provide outstanding reference material. The Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) contains highly recommended articles, web links and online e-book links that are accessible at all times. The Alabama Virtual Library no longer requires an AVL card for home access by offering Geolocation that gives immediate access to the databases if located within the state of Alabama. Students living within five miles of the state line may request an AVL home access card (free) from Mrs. Jones.
Knowing that avid readers are better writers and thinkers, the library staff has upgraded the library's collection with noted and award-winning titles through state funding and donations from the community. As a result, recreational reading has increased in recent years.
The ability to locate, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information for academic and personal use are indicators of the ability to succeed in life. The library--in any form--provides the tools students need to be successful at learning-to-learning while embracing a philosophy of lifelong-learning.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Students may check-out up to two books for a loan period of two weeks, and may check-out a magazine for one school day. Overdue fees are .10 cents per book and .25 cents per magazine each school day until items are renewed or returned. Parents/Guardians are responsible for all charges on their child's library account(s). Students may log into their library account from any device with an Internet connection to renew items up to five times; create a book bag; reserve a book or check account transactions. Other options for book renewal: patrons may stop by the library, reply to the notification email or leave a voicemail by dialing (256) 247-3414.
A student will receive an email when:
items are checked out;
items are due;
items are renewed;
items are checked in;
when fees are paid; and
each week until overdue items are returned or paid for if lost.
Chromebook and accessories must be cleaned and returned to the H.S. Library after completing the last academic assignment for the current school year. Fees will be charged for damaged, lost or overdue items according to the current student handbook.
Local Library Media Center rules and procedures apply concerning student conduct and account status, as well as, according to the current student handbook from the Lauderdale County Board of Education and Lauderdale County High School. Students must have a valid pass from their current teacher to use the library from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.