Archbishop Carroll High School Library Media Center
The Library Media Center at Archbishop Carroll High School is comprised of the Cardinal O’Boyle Library and the McGowan Learning Center.
The Mission of the ACHS LMC is to promote the Charism and Mission of ACHS through guidance, assistance, and promotion of both standard and innovative methods of research and learning, and to establish the foundation for a lifelong love of reading in both students and faculty.
The ACHS LMC will promote community learning through providing both space and access in an open, welcoming environment. The LMC will facilitate the ACHS mission of producing college-ready students, guiding them towards being information and technology aware and ready. New and returning students, as well as faculty, staff, and administration, will be aware of all avenues in which they may use the LMC and its resources for both research and pleasure.
Expectations for Library Media Center Use
- Students are to use the library and McGowan Center in a professional manner and to treat it as they would the rest of the school.
- All students must present a pass and sign in, in order to use the library or McGowan Center.
- Students are not allowed to eat or drink anything other than water in the library or McGowan Center.
- Cell phone use is not allowed in the library or McGowan Center during the school day. Use after school is conditional, on a case by case basis decided by the librarian or McGowan Center supervisor. Any calls made or received after the school day must be made in the Student Lobby or Cafeteria.
- Students may listen to iPods and other listening devices during lunch and after school hours, but at a reasonable volume.
- Space is made available for both academic study and quiet leisure. Any other use of the library or McGowan center is discouraged.
- Conversation is to be kept to a minimum level at all times.
- Students are to use the computers in the library and McGowan Center primarily for academic research. If there are students waiting to use the computers, students not using computers for academic work will be asked to allow students waiting to use them.
- Students are not to sit on anything besides chairs in the library or McGowan Center.
- Students may not continuously leave and return to the library or McGowan Center. Any student in constant motion will be asked to pick one or the other.
- Disruptive students will be asked to leave immediately and receive a referral to the Dean’s Office.
Library Check-Out Policy
- Students may check out books for three weeks at a time, with a renewal period of one week. If faculty are in search of a book that has been checked out by a student, the librarian may request the student return the book as soon as possible.
- Faculty may check out books for a full quarter.
Visit library.achsdc.org to view the Library Catalog, EBSCO Database, Reading List, Book of the Week and Word of the Week.
Welcome to the new Webpage for the Library Media Center. Here you will find information that is useful for all of your coursework and quiet leisurely pleasure. This is where you can get to research databases, the library catalog, and other useful materials. You can also regularly check out the “Features” page for information on special events, new books, and other bits of info.
Come back later in September for the first big feature, Banned Books Week. There will be activities both virtually and physically in the library. Keep an eye on the library Bulletin Board for any information about readings, discussions, and other things, too!