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Welcome to the Athens High School Library

To support Athens High School’s commitment to the highest educational standards, the Library Media Center provides every student access to information in a variety of formats and contexts in an environment that promotes exploration and discovery. Students are encouraged to use library and technology resources to discover new approaches to problems and to pursue personal and academic interests. Our librarian actively partners with teachers to support the work of students and faculty.

Library Hours

How can your Media Specialist help you?
Selecting books for leisure reading and required reading
Locating non-fiction books, electronic books, and other resources for research projects
Assistance using the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)
Citing print and electronic sources
Troubleshooting computer and printer issues
Assisting with Canvas, Eagle Apps, word processing, PowerPoint and more!

What will you find at the AHS circulation desk?
Book checkout
Assistance locating books
Free bookmarks
Request list for book/material purchases
Sign in/out sheet for students
Collaboration opportunities for teachers

Some of the Athens High School Library Procedures are outlined below.  For more detailed information, select the Athens High School Library Procedures Handbook.

The loan period is 1 month.                                                                                                                                      

Reference Materials
Reference materials are to be used by students in the library media center. Teachers may borrow reference materials for use in the classroom when necessary.

Hours of Operation
The Athens High School Library Media Center is open from 7:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday- Friday. Library resources and databases are available to students 24/7 through the Athens High School Library Media Center Webpage and through the Student Portal or Teacher Portal.  Students should come to the library media center with a purpose for learning and a classroom pass if required. Faculty and students are welcome to browse and pick up materials in person or notify a librarian of needs via email at or by calling 256.233.6613, ext. 8027.

Over dues and Fines
Overdue slips and fine notices will be emailed to students' school gmail addresses and/or printed and distributed to students at school if needed.  Students may also request notices to be texted by filling out and signing the appropriate form at the circulation desk.

To help students learn to be responsible, no new loans will be permitted until overdue materials are returned. Students are fined $0.05 for each school day a book is late. Fines are capped at five dollars or the replacement cost of the book/resource if lost or damaged.

Lost and Damaged Books
If a book is lost or damaged, the book must be paid for before additional books can be checked out. Payment for a lost book is reimbursed should the book be found and returned in good condition. Debts remaining at the end of the school year will be reported to the office and become part of the student’s permanent file until payment is made.  Any items checked out at the time a student withdraws from school must be returned or paid for upon withdrawal.