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Welcome!

Welcome to Westerly High School's LibGuide. Here you will find all kinds of resources to make not just research, but learning more engaging for you.

IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION AND / OR NEED HELP, CLICK THE LINK UNDER MY PICTURE AND I WILL HELP AS SOON AS I CAN :)

Search WHS Library Catalog for print and ebooks!

SHS Library / DESTINY (Library Catalog)

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Access ebooks and audio books from all school in RI and all of the public libraries in RI too!

e-books

Did you know that you can access e-books to read via our school catalog? It's easy... To be able to read an e-book when you're not in school, just type in our username/password (which I can't show on this public page, but you should remember this, and if you can't, stop by and I'll tell you what it is!

WHS PBGR Pillar #4: Research

HOW DO I CONDUCT RESEARCH TO REACH REASONABLE CONCLUSIONS?

Step 1: Create the question or pose the problem to which you wish to reach a reasonable conclusion.

Step 2: Gather information from a variety of valid sources that is relevant to your question or problem that will help you reach your conclusion.

Step 3: Analyze the information and claims to your sources. Do the sources say the same thing or do they conflict? Work with the information you determine is valid.

Step 4: Organize the information you have gathered so that you can present if effectively.

Step 5: Be sure to give credit to your source. It's not just their exact words that need to be cited, but also the ideas that support your reasonable conclusions.

Hours

Hours

Monday: 7-2:00 pm

Tuesday:  7-2:00 pm

Wednesday: 7-2:00 pm

Thursday:  7-2:00 pm

Friday: 7-2:00 pm

Lending Policy

Books can be borrowed for four weeks, but can easily be renewed by just popping by the library any time (or doing it yourself on the Destiny Quest App - look at the box to the left!).  While we do not charge overdue fees, we do expect books to be either renewed or returned on time. It is also each student/faculty/staff person's responsibility to pay for lost or badly damaged books. That just seems right.

Library Media/Information Specialist

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Marianne Mirando
Contact:
Westerly High School
23 Ward Ave.
Westerly, RI 02891
M-F 7 am - 2 pm
401-315-1501 ext.3231

The Barker

The Barker – The student news site of Westerly High School

American Library Association Bill of Rights

Library Bill of Rights 

The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.

I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.

II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.

IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.

V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.

VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

Adopted June 19, 1939. Amended October 14, 1944; June 18, 1948; February 2, 1961; June 27, 1967; and January 23, 1980; inclusion of “age” reaffirmed January 23, 1996, by the ALA Council.