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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.

Research Workshop

Search WHS Library Catalog for print and ebooks!


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 we'll tell you what it is!

WHS PBGR Pillar #4: Research


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.


Usual Hours

Mondays: 7-3:30 pm

Tuesdays:  7-3:30 pm

Wednesdays: 7-3:30 pm

Thursdays:  7-3:30 pm

Fridays: 7-3:00 pm

Lending Policy

Books can be borrowed for 3 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

Marianne Mirando's picture
Marianne Mirando
Westerly High School
23 Ward Ave.
Westerly, RI 02891
M-F 7 am - 2 pm
401-596-2109 x1323