MHS Library

Welcome to our webpage! If you have any questions stop by the library or contact Mrs. D’Orsi, MHS teacher librarian, at mdorsi@medford.k12.ma.us.

Library Catalog

Library Catalog

To use the library catalog on your mobile device look for Destiny Quest in your application store and type in medford.follettdestiny.com to link to the Medford School Libraries’ webpage. To make the Medford High School Library your homepage, select Medford High School Library.

 

Online Resources

Databases, Periodicals, Online Encyclopedias, & Newspapers

 

Online Vocational Studies Resources

Vocational Studies Complete database

Remote accesss: username is medfordhs and password is password

Vocational Studies Complete contains full-text journals and a selection of full-text books including biotechnology, computer and data processing, cosmetology, electrical technology, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, paralegal studies, robotics, travel and tourism, and more.

eBooks

 

     Commonwealth eBook Collections    *NEW*

 

     BiblioBoard  *NEW*

 

     Macken VIA

 

Additional Resources
Other Databases Citation, Copyright, and Paraphrasing
Science Fair Resources Find a Good Book

Library Information

Library Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday 7AM to 4PM and Friday 7AM to 3PM

Staff:

  • Richard Trotta, Director of Media & Technology
  • Maria D’Orsi – Library Teacher
  • William Bilkic – Library Assistant

Contact us

Medford High School Library
489 Winthrop Street
Medford, Massachusetts 02155
(781) 393-2278

General Information

Teachers may schedule classes in the library by reserving in advance with the library teacher. Students are welcome to visit the library after obtaining a pass from their classroom teacher or lecture hall teacher. Passes are not required before or after school.

Eating, drinking, and gum chewing are not permitted in the library. Students may not bring backpacks into the library but may leave them on benches in the library entrance.

Circulating Materials

To check out library materials, students present their MHS/MVTHS student ID cards at the circulation desk.

All students and faculty may check materials out for up to three weeks, depending on how long the material is needed. When a material is needed for a longer period of time, students and faculty may renew the material by returning it to the library and requesting a renewal. If a material is not returned, the patron is responsible to pay the replacement cost of the material.

The staff at MHS Library strives to maintain current selections of print materials and up-to-date personal choice reading and curriculum support materials. Teacher input is highly valued during this process; teachers are asked to present their recommendations for new library materials to their department directors.

Library Membership

The Medford High School Library is a member of the Massachusetts Library System.

Library Information Brochure

Library Mission

The mission of the Medford School Library program is to ensure that students attain the knowledge and skills to effectively research and use information and to promote independent and critical thinking. The school library program will provide a rich variety of materials and instruction to support the curriculum and will promote enthusiasm for lifelong learning.


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