Tour The Avon Middle High School Library


Entrance to the Avon Middle High School Library


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Welcome to the Library. Enter here!  While there are actually 7 doors into our library, there is really only one entrance, found in the front of the school near the office.   Come to the Library often.  The library is open every day, before and after school and during lunch.  Check our Library Hours.   During the school day you'll need a pass to visit the library.  Find out how here.  Remember, the Library is a Quiet Zone.  Please respect the rights of others who are trying to study.  


Have a book to return?  The book drop is that rectangle on the front (beneath the sign that says "Book Return").  This is the Circulation Desk.   You can check out books at the other end of the circulation desk. 

Behind the circulation desk, you'll see the office of Mrs. London, our librarian.   She's the one to see when you need help with research--if it's in a book in our library, she'll find it!  



The nonfiction books in our library can be found on the shelves located around the perimeter of the library.    They are arranged using the Dewey Decimal System. For more info about the Dewey system click here.

Nonfiction begins on the left-hand side of the library behind the magazines and ends near the biographies.

Our fiction collection can be found on the bookshelves near the media room.  Fiction books are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name.  To find out the author's name of a book you are trying to locate you can use the catalog.



Make yourself comfortable and browse through a recent magazine.  Unfortunately, at this time magazines do not circulate.  To prevent disappearance, some of the more popular magazines are kept behind the circulation desk.  Just ask for assistance to use these titles.


The Reference Materials (encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases etc.) are found at the far end of the library.  The encyclopedias are shelved on the stacks visible as you look into the library.  The rest of the collection (dictionaries, thesauruses etc. ) are on the back side of the shelves and continue on a nearby shelf.  These books cannot be borrowed.


The library has computers for student use.   Students must abide by the acceptable use policy.   All the computers allow access to the card catalog to help you find what you are looking for.


Are you a "people person?"  Our biography collection is located near the circulation desk.  Collective biography (or biographies of more than one person found in a single volume, like Great American Scientists) are found after the regular biographies.


Tables in the library are meant for QUIET study.  Sorry, no eating or drinking  in the library. For a complete list of library rules click here.

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