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OAHS Library: About Us

Research guides, databases, eBooks and other digital tools available 24/7 from your library

Your Librarian

Suzy Liljestrand's picture
Suzy Liljestrand
Contact:
705 Waterway Road
Oxford, PA 19363
610-932-6640
Website

How Can We Help?

  • Readers advisory (book/reading recommendation)
  • Inter-library loan
  • Reference and information searches
  • The research process:
    • Topic choice and refinement
    • Locating sources
    • Using subscription databases
    • Searching and evaluating sources
    • Taking notes
    • Documenting source / Works Cited
    • In-text citations
    • And much, much more!
  • Printing, copying and scanning (for school purposes)

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday, 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
See Mrs. Liljestrand to arrange for extended library time.
Phone: 610-932-6640
 

Visiting the Library

Students visit the library with classes for activities such as book selection, research projects, and use of technology equipment. With teacher permission, students also have the privilege of visiting the library independently.

Guidelines for Visiting the Library Independently:
Students must obtain an ehallpass (no pass sharing) from their teacher. Upon arrival to the library, students must present the ehallpass to a library staff member and confirm that the pass has been checked in or ended. Passes are valid for one period only.  Students must then sign in on the iPad at the circulation desk. Students should remain in the library until the bell rings. In the event that they have been asked to return to class, they must sign out on the iPad and request a return pass. When the bell rings, students must proceed to their next scheduled class.

During the last period of the day, students will not be permitted to leave the library between 2:15 and the last bell.

Student visitors are expected to have a purpose or goal for using the library. Students who become disruptive or are dishonest or abusive of the previously stated guidelines will be sent back to class and may lose independent library privileges.

Lunch & Senior Release passes: Students wishing to use the library during their lunch period may do so on a one-time-use or limited basis. Food is not permitted in the library. Students should request an appointment ehallpass from one of their teachers.  Lunch monitors may not provide passes to the library. Students must sign in upon arrival and remain in the library during their lunch period until the bell rings.

Students visiting the library before the morning bell may request an ehallpass from a teacher or morning duty staff member. The library opens at 7:15 AM.

 

Materials and Resources

The library has a wide array of fiction, nonfiction and reference books in print, more than thirty magazine and journal subscriptions, newspapers, videos, audio books and eBooks and subscription databases, which are accessible from school and home with a password.

Borrowing Guidelines:

  • Fiction, nonfiction and audio books: 3 weeks (2 renewals)
  • Reference books: overnight loan (must be returned the following morning during homeroom)
  • Videos: 1 week (1 renewal)
  • Magazines and newspapers are for use in the library.
  • Lost or damaged materials must be paid for by the borrower.
  • Books can be returned via the book drop in the hallway outside the library or at the circulation desk.

Students also have access to computers in the library, printing and scanning, and the library classroom computer lab, which is connected to the library.

Expectations

  1. Respect and maintain the library and its materials and resources.
  2. Have a purpose or goal in mind when visiting the library.
  3. Clean up after yourself.
  4. Keep chairs and furniture in place. 
  5. Open containers and food are not permitted in the library. 
  6. Learning is a social process; students are rarely expected to be silent in the library. We do expect students to be courteous and respectful when sharing space with peers who require quiet study time.
  7. Please use technology devices quietly and respectfully as to not disturb others.