About The Library

  • For access to our catalog, databases, and the most recent Spartanburg High School Library information (nicknamed the Loquacious Library) visit our Destiny Discover page.

    The Spartanburg High School library serves approximately 2000 students in grades 9-12. To provide extended access to our facility and our resources, we open at 7:30 and close at 3:30. Students may come before and after school without a pass or from study hall classes with a pass. Our collection of almost 15,000 items includes physical books, databases, and ebooks. 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. 

    Books circulate for a period of two weeks.  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. 2643 and ask for Susan Myers, Bri' Armstrong, or Derrick Means.

     

    When selecting materials, the librarian follows Policy IJL.  The librarian uses reviews and suggestions from staff and students in building the collection.  Title purchases emphasises what should be purchased - not what should not be.  Basically materials are selected that -

     

    • Enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration students’ varied interests, abilities, learning styles, and maturity levels.

    • Stimulate growth in factual knowledge, enjoyment of reading, literary appreciation, aesthetic values, and societal standards. 

    • Present various sides of controversial issues so that students have an opportunity to develop, under guidance, skills in critical analysis and in making informed judgments in their daily lives.

    • Represent many ethnic, religious, gender and cultural groups and their contributions to the national heritage and world community.

    • Provide a wide range of background information that will enable students to make intelligent judgments in their daily lives.

     


    PHILOSOPHY

    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 understanding of the world; develop critical judgment and aesthetic appreciation; and, not least, celebrate reading.