MHS library resource center is home to over 38,000 reference and literature books, videos, CDs, and 50 magazines. Thirty-six computers are networked to the Internet and are available for student research. MISD has provided students with access to high-quality databases that greatly enhance online learning. They include seven magazine/newspaper databases, two online encyclopedias, and eighteen reference databases for specific topics, such as geography, health, literature, biography, and career. The library also has a comfortable area for leisure reading. A copier and printers are available for a fee.
HOURS: We are open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. every school day.
EXTENDED HOURS: Tues/Thurs, open until 5:00; Wed - open until 6:00.
300 E. Davis St.
Mesquite, TX 75149
||Our library is staffed with one full-time librarian this year.. Mrs. Sharon Harman is a certified teacher with a Secondary level Biology specialization and an all level (K-12) Learning Resources certificate. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Baylor University (sic 'em Bears!) and has a Masters of Library Science from Texas Woman's University. This is her thirteenth year at MHS.
||Our library assistant, Mrs. Lisa Cook, is in her first year in education. She has previously worked as a computer trainer in the medical field. She enjoys helping students and getting to know them. This is her daughter's last year as a Skeeter, and Mrs. Cook has helped with many of the senior activities.
PASSES: Except for before and after school, students must bring a pass from their teacher to come to the library, and sign in at the circulation desk. Passes for during lunch can be picked up from the librarians before school.
CHECK-OUT: Students are normally allowed to check out four books at a time, with possibly a few more for class assignments. The check-out period is two weeks or overnight for videos or reference books. Past issues of magazines may also be checked out for three days. A STUDENT ID is required to check out books.
FINES: Fines for overdue magazines, reference books and videos have been discontinued. Students who have overdue books may not check out other materials. Students will be charged the replacement cost for lost books or non-returned books.
PRINTING: Students may print from the computers, but are charged 10 cents a page. Color copies are 25 cents a page if they are 1/2 page and 50 cents for copies that are full page. Be careful to only click Print once!
FOOD: Coffee is available only before school for $1.00 a cup and must be kept in the study area, not near the computers. All other food or drink is prohibited.