Highlands High School Media Center

Student Information Brochure

Media Center Staff

Librarian / Media Specialist - Jason Gay
Library / Media Assistant - Heidi Vermeil

We are happy to help you with research, creative passions, lifelong learning, reading, and interests for all patrons.

Monday - Thursday 7am till 5 pm
Friday - 7 am till 3:30 pm

The last school day of the week the Media Center will close at 3:30 pm
(i.e. Thanksgiving Week, Spring Break, etc.)


Our website with even more information about the services provided.

No passes are required before or after school. However, during the school day (8:00 am to 2:45 pm) a pass is required from a teacher to use the resource center. When you come to library without a class, you must sign in at the counter and bring work to do.


The library collection contains both technological and print resources:

  • Fiction -- arranged by genre
  • Non-Fiction-- arranged by Dewey System
  • Reference (book and eBooks)
  • Periodicals (magazines/newspapers/electronic)
  • Audio-visual materials
  • Digital Databases and Web 2.0 Tools

Materials available in the Highlands library are listed in our Follett Destiny catalog by author, title, subject and keyword.

Check Out Period

Library books are checked out for a period of two weeks. Books may be renewed for another two-week period if needed.

Reference materials are checked out for overnight use only. The student may check out the material at 2:40pm and return it by 8:00am the following school day.

Check Out Procedures

A student should take materials for check out to the circulation desk in the library lobby where a member of the library staff will check out the materials.


There is a ten cent fine per book/per day if books are returned late. The maximum fine is $5.00. For reference and overnight materials there is a fine of fifty cents per day.

Computer Labs

Students have access to the computer lab Monday-Thursday 7:00am to 5:00pm, Friday from 7:00am till 3:30pm. The computers are for educational purposes only.

In order for students to use the Internet or other network services, a student must return a signed Acceptable Use Policy.

In order to comply with CIPA legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in 2000 students at HHS must log on to use the Internet. A proxy server tracks “ALL” users and sites they have visited. For more information visit: www.sl.universalservice.org/reference/CIPA.asp.

A user id and password will be assigned to each student. They must use the password to log on to the school’s computers. User id’s and passwords are not to be shared.

Misc. Information

1. A tour is given to incoming 9th grade students during the freshman orientation.

2. A copier is available for student use. The cost is 10 cents per copy.

3. Students who incur fines and/or overdue books will be denied library circulation privileges until the record is cleared.

4. The library has a leisure reading center.

5. The library has a student assistant program for students in the junior or senior class. They are eligible to work in the library for one period a day.

6. The library has a student computer troubleshooter program where members of the junior or senior class are eligible to work in the library one period a day.

7. The library subscribes to various databases; students with home computers are able to gain access. See a member of the library staff for the URL’s, user ids and passwords.

Again, the library staff is here to assist you. Please don’t hesitate to ask for our help. We look forward to a great year working with you.