Turner Ashby High School Library

TAHS Library Mission Statement

"To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. The School library media specialist empowers students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information." (AASL, 2009)

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Reader Responsibility

In a library that serves faculty and students ranging in ages fourteen to adult, a wide variety of materials is needed. What is interesting and appropriate for younger students may not be for older students and adults and vice versa. If you check out a book that makes you or your parents uncomfortable, please return it and choose another book.

The beauty of libraries is that they are all about choice!

Book Check Out Information

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Massanutten Regional Library Links and Information

MRL Homepage

SAC card informational video.

Link to SAC page Use this number plus your student ID number when a login is required.

7002110_ _ _ _ _ _ _

Students can call (540-434-4475 x 122) or email the Reference Desk(reference@mrlib.org)for a Limited Access card that will be good through the end of January. This will allow you to use additional online resources. You will need to submit the following information: name, address, phone number, email, date of birth, school name and grade level.

The public library will email you the card number.

If you want a regular MRL card, you must go to any branch with a parent.

Library Research Links

As a service to our students, faculty, staff, and community, we have created this page to help with research and with reference questions. We hope you will find these links useful.


  • Discovery EducationDatabase provides ten of thousands of video clips, as well as thousands of images for use in class and as part of multimedia presentations. Also includes teacher resources.(Login with Google)
  • World Book Encyclopedia
  • Gale Databases - Virginia Schools: Infopowering the Commonwealth through the Library of Virginia (Click on this link to go to RCPS Gale Databases access page. Click on Turner Ashby. From home, you will need a password. See a librarian for the password. You can also access Gale Databases through FindItVA.)
  • FindItVAFind It Virginia is provided through the Library of Virginia. To access the service from school or from home, you will need a public library card.