Welcome to the Athens High School Library

  • To support Athens High School’s commitment to the highest educational standards, the Library Media Center provides every student access to information in a variety of formats and contexts in an environment that promotes exploration and discovery. Students are encouraged to use library and technology resources to discover new approaches to problems and to pursue personal and academic interests. Our librarian actively partners with teachers to support the work of students and faculty.

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Library Hours

  • How can your Media Specialist help you?
    Selecting books for leisure reading and required reading
    Locating non-fiction books, electronic books, and other resources for research projects
    Assistance using the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)
    Citing print and electronic sources
    Troubleshooting computer and printer issues
    Assisting with Canvas, Eagle Apps, word processing, PowerPoint and more!


    What will you find at the AHS circulation desk?

    Book checkout
    Assistance locating books
    Free bookmarks
    Request list for book/material purchases
    Sign in/out sheet for students
    Collaboration opportunities for teachers

     
    Some of the Athens High School Library Procedures are outlined below.  For more detailed information, select the Athens High School Library Procedures Handbook.

    Books
    The loan period is two weeks.                                                                                                                                      

    Reference Materials
    Reference materials are to be used by students in the library media center. Teachers may borrow reference materials for use in the classroom when necessary.

    Hours of Operation
    The Athens High School Library Media Center is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Friday. Library resources and databases are available to students 24/7 through the Athens High School Library Media Center Webpage and through the Student Portal or Teacher Portal.  Students should come to the library media center with a purpose for learning and a classroom pass if required. Faculty and students are welcome to browse and pick up materials in person or notify a librarian of needs via email at Jennifer.McCain@acs-k12.org or by calling 256.233.6613, ext. 8027.

    Over dues and Fines
    Overdue slips and fine notices will be emailed to students' school gmail addresses and/or printed and distributed to students at school if needed.  Students may also request notices to be texted by filling out and signing the appropriate form at the circulation desk.

    To help students learn to be responsible, no new loans will be permitted until overdue materials are returned. Students are fined $0.05 for each school day a book is late. Fines are capped at five dollars or the replacement cost of the book/resource if lost or damaged.

    Lost and Damaged Books

    If a book is lost or damaged, the book must be paid for before additional books can be checked out. Payment for a lost book is reimbursed should the book be found and returned in good condition. Debts remaining at the end of the school year will be reported to the office and become part of the student’s permanent file until payment is made.  Any items checked out at the time a student withdraws from school must be returned or paid for upon withdrawal.