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Mr. Tracy Murphy, Librarian
Mr. Karl Fisch, Director of Technology
Mrs. Mary Rice, Library Clerk
6:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. M-TH
6:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. F and before holidays
Students seeking to do research or have a place to study may visit the Library Media Center before school, during unscheduled time, during lunch or after school.
During the spring and summer of 2014, the library was extensively remodeled. When planning the design for the new library, much thought was placed in not only updating the facility, but in making it a place that will meet multiple learning styles. Within the walls of the library, students should be able to find space and resources to meet their individual learning needs.
These areas include
- A snack and drink area near the front of the library. With a tile floor and comfortable, but non-upholstered furniture, this is the only area of the library where food and drink are premitted. Students pressed for time may bring a snack into the library and work on their school assignments. Students are expected to keep this area clean by picking up after themselves before they leave. A water dispenser for filling water bottles is also located in this area. Please note, students should eat their lunch in the cafeteria.
- A quiet study area with individual study carrels. This area is located in the northwest corner adjacent to windows looking west. Also found in this area is a laptop counter along the windows. Students in this area are asked to work independently and silently.
- A comfortable seating area is found in the northeast corner next to a large window facing east. Upholstered chairs along with tables with built-in laptop swivel tablets are scattered throughout this area. For those who work best in a less conventional environment, this might be the place for them.
- Small group table seating is located in the southeast corner, immediately to the right as one enters the library. Seating for up to fifty-six students is found at round, square and rectangular tables. This area works well for students that need to spread out individually, work with a partner or in small groups. Although talking is permitted, even encouraged, in this part of the library, students are expected to respect the needs of others by using quiet voices.
- Five small group study rooms are located next to the table seating area. Each of these rooms contain a large (10' x 4') table that may seat up to eight people, large LCD monitor, and two white boards. The tables provide power for charging portable devices and students may connect their devices to the wall mounted monitor via HDMI, VGA, or USB2 connections. Students working on a group project, studying for an exam, or preparing a group presentation may use these rooms. Students may reserve access to a room ahead of time by completing the form found at the Group Study Room Reservations page.
- Teacher conferencing area has been set aside for teachers to meet with students. This space is located right at the front of the library as one walks in and is located next to the bookshelves found in the middle of the facility.
The library staff is available to assist with
- Research assignments
- Class assignments
- Reading recommendations
- Technology related to completing school assignments
- Reserving materials
- Requesting materials from other LPS schools
- Reference questions
- Regular print collection - 15 school days (does not count weekends and holidays)
- eBooks - 10 days
- Reference and Reserved Materials - overnight
- Textbooks and netbook computers - for use in the library only
Fees and Fines
- Printing of School Assignments - the first two sheets of paper per assignment are free, after that the cost is .10 per additonal sheet
- Printing of Personal Copies, including for extracurricular activities and athletics - .10 per sheet
- Color Printing - .50 per page
- Regular print collection - .25 per day
- Overnight Materials - $1.00 per day
- Maximum fine per item - $5.00
- Lost Materials - replacement cost
- The purpose of the library is to provide an environment so that students have a place in which to foster academic success. To maintain this environment, the library staff embraces the philosophy that "Everyone has the right to learn (and no one has the right to interfere with the learning of others)." --from page 22 of the Arapahoe High School Student Planner/Handbook
Electronic devices use policy for the library
- The main reason the LPS Pod Net exists is to permit students to have access to online resources in order to be successful in school.
- When using your electronic device (such as iPods, MP3 players, cell phones, laptop computers) please be respectful to not distract others or call attention to yourself.
- Examples of distractive behavior or use include, but are not limited to:
- Talking on your cell phone
- Allowing your cell phone to ring or vibrate (it should always be set to silent while in the library or a classroom)
- Playing your iPod, MP3 player, music device so that others can hear it
- Talking to others in a loud voice because you are listening to your iPod, MP3 player, music device, etc.
- Multiple students together playing a game on their graphing calculator, cell phone, laptop computer, etc.
- Multiple students together viewing a video for entertainment
- Playing a video on your laptop without using earphones
Internet Opt-Out Policy
Student use of the Internet for purposes of research and retrieval of current information related to curricular content areas is a generally accepted practice and is considered an essential instructional tool, thus it comes under the opt-out category. Littleton Public Schools uses a district-wide filtering service. If a student/parent decides that the Internet should not be used as an instructional/learning tool, the student/parent may pick up and complete an Internet Opt-Out Form in the Arapahoe High School Library Media Center. It is the responsibility of the student to notify his/her teachers that he/she cannot use the Internet for class assignments. It is also the responsibility of the student to refrain from using the Internet at Arapahoe High School.