Library/Student Support Center

Librarian

Cheryl Rowe

Phone

(508) 384-1000 ext. 405

Hours of Operation

The Library is open on all school days between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
On the rare instances when the library is closed during the school day, an email will be sent to all faculty informing them not to send students down.

Announcements

The Student Support Center has become a hub of activity over the past several years.  We are home to our Virtual High School classes, Peer tutoring and writing Center, and our Student Run Help Desk.  Please click on the links below for more information about each section.

The Peer tutoring center is in its 6th year here at KPHS.  It has evolved over the years to the point that we now have over 30 peer tutors available to assist students during the school day.  Our tutors are available in the Student Support Center (library) every period of the day.  Student can access the tutors during their study halls and/or if they are enrolled in academic support classes.

New to the tutoring center this year is a writing support center.  Tutors will work with students to help improve their understanding of the writing assignments, help develop ideas, revise a draft or work on areas of grammar, style, citation or formatting.  Tutors can proofread and make suggestions but cannot edit papers.

Files

Research Databases

Explora (login: king  password: philip2020!)

Boston Library Research Guides-available to all Massachusetts residents. The Boston Public Library ecard gives you instant access to thousands of articles through the online research databases, eBooks, movies, audio files, magazines and more.

Sails Library Network-with your library card from your local library (Norfolk, Plainville, Wrentham)  you can connect to additional research databases, download eBooks or request books from any of the over 73 libraries in the network.

Library of Congress-The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

Awesome Library-Organizes the web with 14,000 carefully review resources including the top 5 percent in education.

Policies & Collections

LIBRARY-MEDIA CENTER RULES

  • No more than 4 students per study hall (8 when study doubles)
  • Students must have a pass from a study hall teacher
  • Sign in with first & last name
  • Get a pass from teacher on duty if you need locker or bathroom
  • Only 4 to a table
  • You can borrow laptops from Student Help Desk (you will need your student ID or number)
  • Push in your chairs when you leave
  • If talking please keep voices down
  • If using head phones please use only 1 earphone so you can hear teacher on duty
  • LUNCH BLOCK – ALL STUDENTS WILL GO TO 4th LUNCH
  • NO FOOD OR DRINK
  • CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF

LIBRARY-MEDIA CENTER BOOK POLICIES

Books may be borrowed for a period of two weeks, renewable twice. Under unusual circumstances, materials may be borrowed for a longer period of time. Reference books are only loaned out upon permission from the Media Specialist.
Fines may be assessed at a rate of $0.10 per day per item with a maximum fine of $10.00.

Access is a privilege – not a right! Each student is responsible to know and follow these rules.

The following are NOT allowed:

  • Altering desktop, sound, printer or any system or program configuration files including, but not limited to the screensavers or background (wallpaper).
  • Having food or drinks at the computer
  • Displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Using obscene language
  • Damaging computers, computer systems or computer software
  • Violating copyright laws
  • Using another’s password
  • Trespassing into Library computer folders, work or files, especially system files.

The Media Center has accumulated a large DVD library for use by classroom teachers for specific courses.