SHS Library Media Center

The purpose of SHS's Media center is:

To provide students and staff with access to the information they want;

To assist students and staff to evaluate the information they find

for currency, relevancy, accuracy, and purpose.

To assist students and staff to use the information ethically.

And to foster a lifelong love of reading for pleasure and information.

Click the Follett Destiny icon to Search for books in the library's collection,

Gale Databases are provided to offer credible sources suitable for academic research. To gain access to the databases,

ask your teacher for the access code or ask the Librarian

To ethically use the words, ideas, or media expressions of others refer to Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL):

For help with MLA and APA styles

To request a book to be added to the library's collection, please complete the linked form.

SHS Library Loan Policies

SHS active students are limited to borrowing two or fewer books at one time.

  • Books are loaned for a period of three weeks. The due date is stamped on a card in the pocket, inside the front cover of the book.

  • Borrowed books may be returned before the loan period ends.

  • Books returned after the end of the loan period will have accumulated an overdue fine. An overdue fine is charged for books returned after the due date at the rate of $.10 cents per overdue book each day the books are not returned.

  • Books more than 99 days overdue will be charged at the full replacement cost and will not be accepted for return.

  • Students with library fines may not borrow additional books until the fines are settled with the ASB office; students must bring the payment receipt to the library to clear the fine.

  • Library books may be renewed if no hold or request has been placed on the books by another borrower. Renewals are provided at the library’s circulation desk for an additional three week loan period. Any renewed book has a maximum loan period of six weeks.

  • If a book is loaned to another student, a hold request may be placed on the book at the library circulation desk to allow the books to be returned and held for pick up by the student placing the hold to check out next.

Students are encouraged to closely examine a book they wish to borrow, prior to check out, for damage from previous borrowers. Any damage should all be shown to the library staff at the time of check out to avoid incurring damage charges at the time of return.