Welcome!

Welcome to the MS/US Library Website, where you will find links to our subscription databases and recommended websites, research tips, booklists, MLA help, and more!
The purpose of the library (and this website) is to provide resources for academic work and to encourage personal investigation.  The purpose of the librarian is to help students become information literate, which means recognizing reliable resources, conducting successful searches in the Internet, and honing research and writing skills.
LIBRARIAN:
Mrs. Amy Grapes
717-763-7811 (ext. 1352)
grapes.a@harrisburgacademy.org
HOURS:
The MS/US library is open Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  and  Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Please note that on days Mrs. Grapes has meetings, the library will close at 3:00.
Students in grades 5 through 12 may visit during free periods and study halls. Classes often meet in the library to do research and develop research skills. Instruction is provided by working with teachers in all disciplines to integrate library skills into classroom activities. The librarian works with classes and individuals teaching library skills, helping with research, selecting materials for the library, and teaching information literacy.
LIBRARY SERVICES:
+ Database subscriptions for research and study that include texts, magazines and journals, newspapers, and primary source documents.
+ Fiction, nonfiction, and reference books for pleasure reading, research, and personal growth.
+ Weekly magazines for pleasure reading and current events
+ Interlibrary loan services from other libraries in the state
+ A photocopy machine is available for student use
LOAN PERIODS:
Books may be checked out for 20 school days, with the possibility of renewing (unless the item is on hold for another student). Reference books and current periodicals may not be checked out of the library, unless special permission is granted by Mrs. Grapes.
LOST ITEMS:
Materials lost or returned in poor condition must be paid for at full replacement value.
RULES OF CONDUCT:
+ Students are expected to work quietly and productively.  If homework is completed, students are encouraged to read a book, magazine, or newspaper.  Personal research is also permitted.
+ It is important to return/renew library materials on time.
+ School rules apply:  no eating or drinking, no computer or video games, and cell phone use is limited to educational purposes.
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