Massac County High School Library
The mission of the MCHS Library is to foster lifelong learning using a 21st century environment and promotion of critical thinking skills. The goal of the Library program is to collaborate with teachers and students so that all patrons are empowered to further their own learning.
The Massac County High School Library/Media Center offers a collection of approximately 13,000 books and subscriptions to online newspapers. In addition, we receive one local weekly newspaper, The Metropolis Planet. We house an extensive audio-visual collection for use by our faculty, staff and students.
Students coming to the library must present a pass to the Library/Media Specialist. The library is a quiet place for reading, doing research or homework, or using the computers. Library users are expected to bring all needed materials and to work with a minimum of conversation. Classroom teachers can also schedule time to bring classes to the library/media center.
Books circulate for ten school days and late fees are charged at ten cents per day for each day overdue. Charges will also be made for damaged or lost books. All library obligations must be taken care of before a student can receive a report card or go through graduation.
Services available in the Library/Media Center include a copy machine, study and conference rooms, and equipment check out. Regional history materials are also available.
The MCHS Library/Media Center has a lab of 31 networked computer workstations available for student and faculty use. The faculty computer is linked to a ceiling mounted projector that can be used for presentations. Please use the calendars linked under the Teacher Resources tab to reserve your time in the library or with equipment like laptop carts.
The Massac County High School Library/Media Center is open from 8:00a.m. to 3:15p.m. Monday through Friday.
The "College Room" is also available for student use. The room is decorated with college/university pennants and houses information on various colleges within the United States. This room was set up in conjunction with the No Excuses University program we have implemented at MCHS.