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Open Monday – Friday 7:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the library program by using the many fine materials available to all members of the Holliston High School community. If you have any questions about the availability or location of materials, please feel free to ask the librarian for any assistance. When using the library, students are asked to respect the quiet learning atmosphere of the library, as well as its materials.

A student who wishes to use the library during the day may visit with classes or present a library pass signed by a staff member or an administrator. Any students wishing to visit the library during DSB must obtain a library pass from their second block teacher. Students may eat lunch in the library as long as all garbage and recyclable materials are disposed of properly. Food and drinks are never allowed at the library computers.

Library Collections

Print
Holliston High School Library has over 9,000 print volumes that complement the high school curriculum and support independent reading. Included are over 800 reference and 4900 non-fiction books, 500 biographies, and more than 2000 fiction titles. Our library subscribes to several print journals and magazines.

Audiovisual Materials
The library maintains a small collection of VHS tapes, DVDs and audiobooks on CD and cassette.

Digital Materials
All library workstations are internet accessible. Databases and e-books provided by the state and purchased by Holliston High School are all available from school and home through the library homepage (https://hollistonhsmediacenter.wordpress.com/). Some databases may require passwords; ask the librarian for login information. In addition, classes visiting the library may have class resource pages on the library website. These pages may include book lists, recommended databases, and links to websites selected by the librarian and classroom teachers. Students accessing the internet in the library must adhere to the Holliston Public Schools Acceptable Use Policy.

Circulation Policy

Regular Loan Items
Most books may be borrowed for two weeks. All regular loan items can be renewed as long as they have not been requested by another student or faculty member.

Reference Books
Reference books, including encyclopedias, may be borrowed for three days.

Reserve Books
Books on reserve for a particular class may be checked out for one to three days at that teacher's discretion. Students who fail to return reserve books on time may have their borrowing privileges suspended until items are returned.

Movies and Audiobooks
All audiovisual materials may be borrowed for two weeks. They may be renewed as long as they have not been requested by another student or faculty member. Students are responsible for any damage to audiovisual materials.

Periodicals
Magazines and journals may be borrowed for a class period or day. Teachers may also reserve certain copies or titles for a period of time for classroom use.