History and Mission Statement
- Named in honor of William M. McHenry (1963-1990)
- Mission Statement: The mission of the library is to support the curriculum of the school with a variety of appropriate information sources, to promote reading for pleasure, and to ensure that students and staff become effective users of ideas and information.
- Mr. Rioux - Library Teacher
- Library Hours: 7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. (see a list of all local libraries and their hours here)
- General admittance before and after school
- Passes are required during the school day
- Food and beverages are not allowed in the library
- Circulation: most books may be checked out for two weeks; books may be renewed for another two week period if needed
- Reference books and new magazines may only be used in the library
- Books must be returned, or renewed, by their due date
- You are responsible for any library materials that you check out
- You must pay for lost or damaged materials
- Library materials are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal System
- Fiction books are arranged alphabetically by author's last name
ex. FIC FIC FIC ALC KIN SMI
- Non-Fiction books are arranged by Dewey Decimal Number (Subject)
ex. 001.25 973 B AND UNI FOR
- Reference books are non-fiction books which do not circulate
ex. REF REF REF 031 423 808.1 WOR WEB MCG
- Newspapers - Herald News, Boston Globe, New York Times & USA Today
- Audio-Visual Materials - videos, DVDs, audio-cassettes, recorded books
- Technology - 15 computer work stations with internet access, OPAC, Databases, etc.
OPAC (On-Line Public Access Catalog) is the index to most of the materials in our library. This electronic catalog may be searched by title, author, subject, keyword, series, catalog, call #, etc.
An electronic database is a collection of records organized by some logical process. The information in the database is usually indexed and can be easily searched. Many electronic databases are available on-line, on a subscription basis.
We subscribe to EBSCOhost, a database designed for high school students. This database provides full text for over 500 popular interest and current events periodicals. It also provides full text reference books, pamphlets, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.
We are a member of SEMLS (SouthEastern Massachusetts Regional Library System). Membership in this multi-type library system will give us access to online reference databases, both in-library and from home. We will also be able to borrow library materials from other SEMLS members.
Citing Sources for Research Papers, Projects, and Assignments
Whenever you quote, paraphrase, summarize, or refer to the work of another person, you are required to cite its source. Failure to cite the source of other's ideas and work is called plagiarism. There are many formats and styles to use in citing sources. Teachers will usually provide guidelines in the citation style they want you to use in their classes and help can also be found in the library. The following websites may be also be used to get help in the citation of sources:
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