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 critical thinking skills.
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 a person's 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. (Open Mondays 7:55 a.m. due to morning duty.)
Students may check out up to 2 books for a loan period of 2 weeks. Overdue fees are .10 cents per book/school day until books are renewed or returned. Students may log into their library account from any device with Internet access to renew books, create a book bag, reserve a book or check account transactions. Other options for book renewal, patrons may stop by library, reply to notification email or leave voicemail on library phone to renew books.
Students 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 returned to the H.S. Library before the last academic school day during the current school year. Fees will be charged for damaged, lost or overdue items according the current student handbook.
Library Media Center rules apply concerning student conduct, as well as adhering to the current student handbook from the Lauderdale County Board of Education. Students must have a valid pass from their current teacher to use the library from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please leave food and drinks at maroon tables.