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Library Hours

Monday 7:05 am  - 2:15 pm

Tuesday 7:05  am - 2:15 pm

Wednesday 7:05 am  - 2:15 pm

Thursday 7:05 am  - 2:15 pm

Friday 7:05 am  - 2:15 pm

On many days the library is open later than 2:15

Check with Mrs.ORourke for daily hours

Visiting The Library

Students are welcome to visit /use the library before first period class, throughout the school day  (with a pass from their teacher) or after school. Students should always  sign in and leave their passes at the circulation desk.

During the school day students with passes must:
1. Sign in
2. Leave pass in basket
3. Get pass signed when leaving
4. Sign out


Students should conduct themselves in an appropriate manner, and should be careful not to distract other students who may be working in the library. 


Coventry High School Media Center Catalog


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Logging in to the Library Catalog and Placing an Inter-Library Loan Request

Please follow these steps to log in to the CHS Library Catalog and place a book on hold from another library:

  1. Click advanced search (in blue) in the above "CHS Library Media Center Catalog" box.
  2. Click the login button in the top right hand corner.
  3. Type in your username and password. (Username=CHS plus your student ID# Password= your birthday in the following format:  MMDDYY)
  4. Select "RICAT (All members)" from the "location" dropdown menu.
  5. Search for a book.
  6. Click on title of the book you want to place on hold.
  7. Click on the "Hold It" icon in the upper right corner (above green arrow).
  8. Click on Save and you are done.  We will send a notice to your homeroom when your book arrives.  To view your library record (items out, fines, hold requests, etc.), click on the "My   Info." tab.  

Borrowing Library Materials

Borrowing Library Items
The loan period is 15 school days (3 weeks). Limit: 3 items per student.  When students have multiple research projects, they can request to borrow additional items.  
You may come to the library to renew if you need additional time, or renew online by following the directions on this page. Please bring your items to the libary when renewing.
You may not borrow if...
You have an overdue bookStudents must pay the cost of replacing lost or damaged materials before borrowing additional items.
Check your e-mail and/or "My Info" in your library account to check for due dates, overdues, and hold status.  Overdue notices are sent to students bi weekly , and ready hold notices are sent to student on the day the item arrives.
Interlibrary Loan
As a member of the RILINK consortium, the CHS Library follows the consortium-level Interlibrary loan policy that is posted on the RILINK Website.

Restricted /Reserved Library Use Only

There are materials, books, pictures, maps, etc. which may be placed on your reserve by your teachers. These materials do not circulate and should only be used in the library media center.

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Dolores O'Rourke
Coventry High School
40 Reservoir Rd.,
Coventry, R.I. 02816
(401) 822-9499 ext 156

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