Use Destiny (formerly, OPAC-Online Public Access Catalog) to search for books in the BEHS library media center. You can search by title, subject, keyword or author’s name.
Fiction books and graphic novels are located on the courtside side of the media center. They are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name. Look for the signs located at the end of the bookshelves.
Non-fiction and most reference books are located on the outside wall of the library media center. They are arranged by subject according to the Dewey Decimal System. Look for the call numbers listed in Destiny and then use the signs located at the end of the bookshelves to locate the book. Reference books may circulate overnight, and photocopying of limited pages is available.
How long can I keep a book?
You may keep a book for two weeks and renew it twice unless special arrangements have been made by your teacher to extend the circulation period. Reference books are available for overnight checkouts only. Fines for overdue books are charged at the rate of 10 cents a day.
May I use the Internet?
Students who agree to follow the Bristol Board of Education Acceptable Use Policy may use the Internet for school projects, before, during and after school. The computers are to be used for educational purposes only.
May I use the library media center during study hall time?
Yes, students may use the library media center during study halls to study, read, do homework, and research. You must have a library media center pass to enter. The passes can be picked up by 10-12 graders in the cafeteria each morning before school. 9th graders can ask the study hall monitor for one at the start of each period. All students NOT in a scheduled class should sign-in at the desk.
May I use the library media center during lunch?
Yes, students may use the library media center during lunch to study, read, do homework, and research. Please enter on the main office side of the library media center. All students NOT in a scheduled class should sign-in at the desk.
May I use the copy machine?
Yes. Please check with the media center staff before you use the copier. Copying is limited to educational use only and multiple copies must be done at other locations.