Welcome back, Everyone!
The EHS Library has tons of resources to help you through your school year. We hope that you will find them useful and that you won’t hesitate to contact the librarian, Ms. Bower, if you have questions. The librarian has online M-F office hours from 2-2:30 PM (starting September 8):
Occasionally, Ms. Bower is pulled from Office Hours to participate in IEP meetings. In the event that she is not online when expected, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EHS Library IS available for in-person visits by both virtual and hybrid students after 1:15 PM each day until close at 3 PM. Of course, students will need to wear a mask, sit socially distanced, and have a ride home when they decide to leave. Students will not be permitted to linger in the building once they leave the library.
TO ACCESS THE EHS LIBRARY’S RESOURCES, select Destiny Online Catalog (The first link under EHS Library) on the right side of this webpage. Then, choose the link for Emmaus High School.
The library’s PRINT RESOURCES are available! Books can be browsed by selecting the CATALOG tab in the blue bar at the top of the page. A BASIC (default) search allows for browsing by keyword, title, author, subject, or series. If you have a particularly favorite type of book, consider selecting the COPY CATEGORIES sub-tab to the right of the search bar. This online section of the catalog highlights special collections of books. Many patrons enjoy browsing for fiction books by genre, for example, by scrolling through the alphabetical listings to “Genre Fiction.” Once you locate a book of interest, be sure to check its availability by opening the title’s record and seeing how many local copies (books in our building with that title) are available.
Books can be obtained in two ways:
- Patrons can come to the library in person between 1:15 and 3 PM daily. The staff will gather the requested books from the stacks, so knowing the titles you want before you arrive will be helpful.
- Patrons may order via the Google form below; the library staff will fill the order, which may be picked up in the Main Office as soon as possible after receipt of an email verification from the EHS Library. All books will have a three-week circulation period, starting from the date of delivery to the Main Office, where they can be picked up at any time from 7 AM-3 PM during the school week.
Checked-out books should be returned to the Main Office. Books will be handled according to health guidelines before they are shelved/re-shared. Each student may have a checked-out maximum of three library books at any given time.
Please use the following Google form when you are ready to order:
The EHS Library’s ELECTRONIC RESOURCES are also accessible via the Destiny Online Catalog page. Blue links to the high school’s many subscription databases can be found using the HOME tab. Passwords are required for remote database use; please contact your teacher(s) for this information, as I cannot post it on a public site.
Within the LOOK HERE section of the Destiny homepage, there are also links to Noodletools, Power Library, and Overdrive (an online book borrowing platform)/Overdrive’s app, SORA. If you would prefer to find a book online, Overdrive and SORA are great options. All you need are your regular school log-in credentials.
Library Use during Mid-terms and Final Exams
(approved by Dr. Kieres on 5/30/19)
The EHS Library is available for QUIET STUDY ONLY during mid-terms and final exams and will close shortly after the last exam for the day. There are no evening hours on exam days.
Students who choose to be in the library during an exam will be expected to stay there until that exam period concludes. Lav visits are by library escort only.
Students are permitted to use their district-issued devices during testing sessions and use will be monitored via Hapara to ensure compliance with EPSD’s Acceptable Use Policy.
There will be no printing and no cell phone or electronic device use (E.g., smartwatch) beyond district-issued Chromebooks/designated library computers. Calculators are permitted if they are not part of a phone. Noise must remain at a level that does not disturb others, so bring headphones or earplugs and maintain reasonable volume if you wish to listen to music. Those who do not comply with these regulations will be promptly escorted to the school cafeteria.
Beverage Policy Update: September 2018
Starting with school year 2018-19, with the blessing of Dr. Kieres, the EHS library will permit the consumption of beverages that accompany visiting patrons. This change is in keeping with our recent efforts to update the physical space and create an even more inviting and comfortable atmosphere that will promote both academic and social use. It will be the responsibility of library patrons to safeguard the library’s resources–as well as their own, personal property–through smart choices that help prepare young adults to navigate the modern, “beverage-everywhere” society . Secure lids and careful handling (no open containers or “tea parties,” please) are standard expectations. Reparation for accidents and/or damage will fall to the patron(s) involved.
Summer Reading Information
The EHS Library houses a limited number of summer reading titles, so students interested in borrowing them are wise to do so as soon as they are available for summer circulation (Friday, June 7, 2018). After the normal school year ends, the hours of library operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 2 PM. Please contact the Main Office to ensure that library personnel will be available to assist you when you visit.
Books checked out on June 7 (or later, throughout the summer) are due back on Friday, September 6, 2019.
Book check-out requires a high school student ID for upperclassmen or a middle school ID for incoming freshmen. Students must sign in and enter through the Main Office before heading to the library for their books.
Please use the following link to access specific summer reading information (received via email from the English Department chair on 5/23/17). Please check with your teachers to ensure that there have been no additions or changes.