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Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School Library


Everyone at ALAH High School is encouraged to use the library for assignments as well as for their reading enjoyment and information needs. While the library's main purpose is to support the curricular needs of the students and staff of Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School, the collection also includes material for everyone's reading pleasure.



The library opens for checkout at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 3:15 p.m. Students are encouraged to use the library before and after school for any academic need.  The library is closed to students whenever a teacher is not present. 

Coming to the Library

Students must have a pass to come to the library during a class period unless the teacher has made other arrangements in advance. The pass must be presented to the supervising teacher on duty at the time. No pass is needed to come to the library before or after school.

Behavior in the Library and Computer Lab

Everyone is expected to be courteous and to respect their fellow students, the school staff, the library facility, its furnishings and the library materials. Students using the library for study hall are expected to have study materials with them before class begins. Accelerated reading book should be included with class materials, as students who find themselves caught up on studies are expected to read. Locker, bathroom, and water fountain needs should be taken care of before class.


Library Media Specialist

The librarian's job is to help library users. Never hesitate to ask for help! Always check with the librarian if you can't find something or to be sure you've located the best material.


Computers and the Internet

The library has computers to search the collection, for Internet access, and for word processing.

Student use of library computers is a privilege, not a right. Students borrowing chrome books are expected to sign in and out on the clipboard and to connect the recharging device to the computer that was used. Even when remaining in the library chrome book lab to use the device, please sign in and out on the clipboard.

Access to the Internet in Arthur Community Schools is governed by the Board of Education policy. School and library rules also apply. You may use library computers for school related use of the Internet. See the librarian or teacher before any other Internet use. See the librarian for help using any computer in the library and report problems immediately.



Student use of the printer is a privilege, not a right. Students are expected to print responsibly, knowing the number of pages being printed BEFORE printing. Report printing problems to the person in charge of the library or in Mrs. Romine's room at the time the problem occurs. If a page does not print after the first try, students need to get help, and not attempt to repeat the send unless the problem is resolved.


Borrowing Material

All material taken from the library must first be checked-out at the circulation desk through the librarian or the check-out clip board. You are responsible for material you borrow,so allowing other students to use your materials should not be practiced.

Most books in the library are loaned for a period of four weeks. Books may be renewed one time. Books loaned from other libraries have their own loan period system and a student should consult the due date stamped on the book for all books that leave the library. You may borrow as many books as you can return on time. High School language arts students will be limited to a one month loan on books checked out for their required semester book projects.

Students are encouraged to order books through the inter-library loan system when the book needed cannot be found in the school's collection.



Overdue fines are charged and collected. The due date received at the time of checkout is also recorded on the student account found on the SHARE website, and serves as notice of when materials are due. Reminder lists, overdue lists, and overdue notices will be published as a courtesy only. A $5.00 reprocessing fee will be charged if a student account reflects a book or borrowed material going into "lost" status.

Library users are responsible for the library material they borrow and must pay for lost or damaged items. Replacement cost will be charged for lost material. Report lost or damaged material as soon as possible.

If there are overdue materials and remaining fines left on a student record at the end of the marking period, your report card will be held. Long term mishandling of a student library account will be referred to the principal for additional action.


Requesting New Materials

Purchase suggestions are always welcome! Tell the librarian which books or magazines you'd like to see on the shelves.