The Spartanburg High School library serves approximately1800 students in grades 9-12. To provide extended access to our facility and our resources, we open at 7:00 and close at 3:30. Students may come before and after school without a pass or from study hall classes with a pass. We limit the lunch crowd to twenty students, so make sure to pick up a lunch pass from one of the library staff members. Our collection of over 22,000 items includes books, Playaways, CDs, videos, DVDs, and magazines. Users can find items by using our Destiny catalog. Our patrons, both students and teachers, continue to help us maintain the quality of our collection by giving us suggestions for titles to add to our holdings.
Our books, CDs, and Playaways (digital audiobooks) circulate for a period of two weeks; videos and magazines circulate for two days. Reference books do circulate but only overnight. As fines are assessed for overdue items, attention to due dates is important. Having the library staff renew items is always an option.
Guidelines about rules and expectations for library usage, Internet Safety, study hall access are both published in the Parent/Student Handbook and displayed within the SHS library.
As always, if you have questions about the library media center, you can call the school at 864-594-4410 ext:4100 and ask for Susan Myers, Irene Tighe, or Myra Webb.
We endeavor to develop in all students and staff the ability to access and use information independently in a variety of formats. The resulting skills support, enrich, and supplement classroom instruction; stimulate intellectual curiosity and creativity; support the acquisition of knowledge and undertanding of the world; develop critical judgement and aesthetic appreciation; and, not least, celebrate reading.
Principal's Reading Honor Roll
The Principal's Reading Honor Roll is a reading club/program that remains popular with our students. We value our students input and participation and interaction is an important component of the club. Reading thirty books earns the recognition of our principals Mr. Jeff Stevens and Dr. Shawn Foster. For the 2013 school year, 72 participants read a total of 4491 books!!!! Go PRHR participants! Our club meets from 7:25 to 7:55 in the library lounge. Our PRHR students help direct and inform our collection and policies. All are welcome!