Welcome to the Harrisburg Libraries


We're here to help!

Here's a quick virtual guide to the library learning centers. Please pop in, call, or email with questions, to request materials, or to request collaboration time. You can also contact the libraries with random Harrisburg questions as well. If we don't know the answer, we'll help you find it.

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*Graphic with crowdsourced list by Tiffany Whitehead

Book time to collaborate, plan, or team teach with Jennie at YouCanBookMe.

Learn More About Your Libraries

Visit the Website

You'll find student and professional resources, web 2.0 tools, and information about a world of great books.

Create a shortcut to the online library catalog on your classroom desktop!

To access the library catalogs from your classroom:

  • enter the following URL address -
  • select K-8 for the HEMS library or 9-12 for HHS (or feel free to create a shortcut from this point if you feel materials from both collections would benefit your classroom.
  • right click and create shortcut
  • enjoy having the libraries at your fingertips - browse the collection, call to put materials on hold, and, please, make suggestions about materials that are not in our holdings that would benefit your curriculum!
  • SUGGEST books or materials for the library collection by filling out the Book Suggestion Form (also found on the home page of the library website)!

You can also access the library catalog from home or from your classroom via the library website!

Technology Available for Check Out/Use


High School


2 CB Carts (24 ea) / 12 iPads




Middle School


3 CB Carts (24 ea) / 16 iPads






3 CB Carts (2 with 24/1 with 12) / 39 iPads


Chromebooks are housed in 3,4,5th grade classrooms/ iPads are housed in office

Important Tech Links!

High School Technology/Lab Sign Up

Middle School Technology/Lab Sign Up

Elementary School Technology/Lab Sign Up

Click HERE to access information about folders and apps on the HS iPads.

Click HERE to access information about folders and apps on the Elementary iPads.

Click HERE to access the app request form for school ipads

Watch for a monthly library newsletter in your email inbox to stay up-to-date on what's happening in your libraries!

Come see us!

The HEMS library is located at the bottom of the stairs that lead from the upper (middle school) level down to the elementary level of the North Campus building.

The HHS library is located at the south end of the east wing of the building (across from the art room).

Jennie Simpson - District Librarian/Media Specialist

Reach me at either campus at simpsonj@harrisburg.k12.mo.us or at extension 5379.

Judy Corbin - HEMS Library Assistant

Reach me at corbinj@harrisburg.k12.mo.us or at extension 5574.

Stacey Carr - HHS Library Assistant

Reach me at carrs@harrisburg.k12.mo.us or at extension 5516.