Turner Ashby High School

Home of the Knights


The library is open from 7:55 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. daily. The librarians are always available to assist students who need help.

The library is open for use by students during their study halls and their lunch breaks most days. Students need to sign up in the library before school or during the morning break if they wish to come during these times. In addition, the library will be available for use without signing up before school, at break, and after school until 3:15 P.M., unless there is a meeting in the library.

Materials are circulated based on the following schedule:

Materials / Length of Checkout / Fine Per School Day

Books / Three Weeks / $0.10

Magazines (back issues) / Two Weeks / $0.10

Magazines (current Issues) / One Night Only / $0.50

Overnight Reference Books / One Night Only / $0.50

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.

Subscription Services


  • 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. See a librarian for the TAHS user name and password.
  • 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.)
  • eLibrary (Databases)
  • 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.
  • iClipart for Schools (See a librarian for the password.)

Library Reading Links