About the LLC
The LLC maintains a specialized collection of various materials and resources designed to meet the needs of students and faculty. The collection provides materials for research and information as well as materials for pleasure and general interest. Print, electronic, and audio visual materials are indexed in the Follett Destiny Catalog. This online catalog and circulation system allows patrons to search for materials at school and remotely. The reference collection in the LLC is extensive and designed to meet the many educational needs within the school. In addition to the outstanding print holdings, the DHS LLC has a collection of eBooks that are accessible either through the catalog or the website. Also included in the collection are various periodicals, many of which are retained in a periodical archive. The LLC also subscribes to several online databases to further support the information needs of our students and teachers at school and remotely. Videos, and audiobooks may also be checked out.
All materials in the LLC are available for circulation. Due dates and fines vary according to the type of material. Materials placed on reserve for class use are held behind the Circulation Desk. Reserved items may be signed out for use for one period or checked out at the end of the day for return the following morning. All items may be renewed by contacting the LLC as long as the item has not been placed on hold. Patrons may check their LLC obligations by logging onto their Follett Destiny account using their district username and password.
Resource Loan Period Fines
- Books 2 weeks $0.10/day
- Magazines Overnight $2.00/day
- Reference Overnight $2.00/day
- Reserves Overnight $2.00/day
- Videos* 1 week $0.25/day
*Please note: students under the age of 17 must have a permission form in order to view an R-rated film.
The LLC is a place for quiet work and study before, during, and after school. The general expectation for Library behavior is consideration of others and the need for a quiet work environment. During the school day we are open to all students who have work to do during their free periods (except for freshmen and students on academic probation who will need a library pass). Students may talk quietly while working in open areas but must work silently on their own in the Reading Room. Three study rooms are available for group work. No food, drinks, or computer games are allowed at computers, and only water elsewhere.
The LLC has a small number of desktop computers available to students for school-related purposes on a first-come, first served basis during regular library hours. Students should bring their school issued iPad to school each day for school work. Student use of the computers and iPads is subject to the terms of the Computer Use Agreement. Improper use may result in loss of computer privileges.
The LLC online databases are accessed with a username and password. If you are unable to access the databases, please see Ms. Mackowski or Mrs. Shea. Free online databases available through the State of Connecticut (ResearchIT CT) are accessible from home with a public library card number.
Students and teachers are encouraged to make suggestions for additions to the LLC collection. Although some requests can be filled in a few days, others may take some time. Please see a member of the library staff about your interests.
The School Library Media Specialists provide assistance to students preparing Works Cited pages for their research assignments. DHS subscribes to a software program NoodleTools that assists students with the correct format for citations and Works Cited pages. If you need assistance with your Noodletools account, please contact Ms. Mackowski or Mrs. Shea.
We will always do our best to help you!