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Our Media Team
 

Elisa McCulley
Library Media Specialist

Elise McCarthy
Library Media Aide
 
Our Catalog

 

Databases & Resources

 

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Library Media Center hours?

Students may visit the Library Media Center throughout the day with permission from their teachers.  The Library Media Center is open during morning homeroom and throughout the 7-period school day.
 
Hours
Mondays:  8:00 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. 
Tuesdays through Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

When can students visit the Library Media Center?

Students can visit the Library Media Center throughout the day with permission from their teachers.

Visiting students must:

  • have our unique Library Media Center pass;
  • Sign-In & Out on the laptops at the front of the Library Media Center.

Is the Library Media Center Open after school?

The Library Media Center is open to student visitors after school on Mondays.  Students who are interested in staying after must let Mrs. McCulley know their intentions prior to 5th period.

How many books can I check out and for how long?

Depending on your loan history, students may check out anywhere from 3-5 books at one time. 

Students can borrow books for 10 school days at a time.  

Students can renew a book as many times as they would like UNLESS the book is on hold for another student.

What if the book I want to read isn't available at HMS?

Ask Mrs. McCulley or Mrs. McCarthy.  If the book is in our collection and currently checked out, we can place a hold for you.

If the book is NOT in our collection, but available at another HPS library, then we can obtain the book through inter-library loan. 

Can I recommend a book to add to our library's collection?

YES!!  We LOVE recommendations! 

HMS is YOUR library and we try to fill our shelves with books that YOU want to read. 

Have a recommendation? 
Tell Mrs. McCulley and Mrs. McCarthy ASAP and they will add it to the book order list.  Books are typically purchased at the start of the school year, but occasionally orders are placed throughout the school year.

Can I access the HMS databases at home?

Yes, you definitely can!  Students can access all of our school's databases from home.  All they need is the login information.  See Mrs. McCulley in the Media Center for specifics.

What is my HPS Google Account?

G Suites Accounts for Education allows students access to online tools that provide workspace for the creation of documents, spreadsheets and encourage collaboration and creativity. Every student has a Google Account established for them by the district with their unique username and password. These accounts are compliant with federal laws protecting your child's privacy.

Your child's Google Account does not provide them with email access or allow them to collaborate with anyone outside of the school district. 

If your child does not remember his/her login information, have him/her consult his/her teacher or media specialist.

What is the district's Acceptable Use Policy?

Students, and their parents, must sign a district "Acceptable Use Policy" (AUP).  The AUP describes what is expected from each student in terms of behaviors related to technology use. The broad categories of behaviors are divided into four behavioral areas:

  • Respect and protect the privacy of others
  • Respect and protect the integrity, availability, and security of all electronic resources
  • Practice good digital citizenship
  • Use technologies appropriately.

HPS Acceptable Use Policy