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Do you want to check out our library selection?  Visit OPAC and have a look!

How to use OPAC:
Think of the OPAC as a Google search for our library. On the OPAC you can find all of our resources, how to find them and if they are available for check-out. You may search by KEYWORD, TITLE, AUTHOR, SUBJECT or SERIES.

1. Enter your search term in the search box in the middle of the page 

2. Click on your type of search: KEYWORD, TITLE, AUTHOR, SUBJECT or SERIES. 

3. Use the call number to find your book: 

Fiction is arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name. Example: FIC CLA 

4. Non-Fiction is arranged by subject according to the Dewey Decimal System. First by the numerical classification and then alphabetically by the author’s last name if necessary. Example: 940.54 STR 

5. To start a new search, click on the HOME button. 

Happy Searching!


Need help with research?


Why Research? 21st Century students are inundated with information. It is not difficult to find information, but it can be difficult to find reliable, credible information. As students it is important to know how to read, understand, and interpret texts in all formats. Further, it is important to be able to inquire, think critically, and create new knowledge with your research skills. Finally, it is imperative that research be conducted and shared in an ethical manner and this means citing sources correctly. The following links will guide students through the entire research process—finding credible sources, citing sources, and presenting new information.

Sources of Information

AVLAlabama Virtual Library
“The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.”

IPLInternet Public Library (IPL)
This is a free, web-based public library that provides live reference help

LOCLibrary of Congress
“The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.”

DPLAThe Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
"The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science."

The Research and Writing Process

CitationCitation Machine
“Citation machine helps students and professional researchers properly credit the information they use. It’s primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources, that there is virtually no reason not to…because…someday the information that someone else wants to use will be yours!” 

Avoiding PlagarismAvoiding Plagiarism
It is extremely important to respect the issues of intellectual property because plagiarism is stealing! Use the site below to help avoid inadvertently plagiarizing and learn the ins and out of giving credit where credit is due!


Circulation Guidelines

Books can be checked-out for two weeks at a time. Each student may have two books checked-out at a time.

You may renew your book as many times as needed.

Lost books need to be paid for before you can check-out other books.

E-Books are available!!! 

Don't have a book, take a look!

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