The Oak Street Library offers students and faculty a warm and friendly place for research, reading, and studying. The new facility can accommodate up to 60 students and has a beautiful view of the Hudson River and Adirondack Mountains. The Library also showcases some great student artwork!
Using the Library
Students may use the library before and after school, during study halls and with classroom teachers throughout the school year. Students must have passes to use the library and must be signed in at the circulation desk when entering and signed out when leaving.
Everyone is expected to use the library in a manner that is appropriate and allows others to work in a quiet atmosphere. Any student that has not completed classroom assignments or has had pass privileges revoked may be denied “leisure library time.”
The library is also available to clubs and other organizations for meetings after school. There is a sign-up sheet at the circulation desk for this purpose.
Books may be signed out for two weeks at a time and can be renewed as often as needed, provided there is no waiting list for the book. Students are not limited to the number of books checked out unless they have overdue items. Students will be charged replacement costs for materials that are lost or destroyed.
Currently, the library has over 8,500 volumes and subscribes to 65 periodicals. In addition to the 12 computers available, students have access to a digital camera, scanner, DVD burner, iPod, and SMARTBoard for creating multimedia presentations.
Two subscription services provided to our school through WSWHE BOCES are listed below. Each provides a wide variety of databases, which are large collections of data organized for rapid search and retrieval. The information comes from magazines, journals, newspapers, and books. Usernames and passwords are available in the High School Library.
The High School uses the Modern Language Association (MLA) format for citing sources used in any research project or papers. The library has several copies of the MLA Handbook, Writers of Research Papers (6th ed.), for students to use. In addition, the library has several examples of how to cite different sources (i.e. print and electronic). Feel free to ask for these handouts, as they have proven to be very helpful. This website puts the bibliography in the correct format for you!