Patriot HS library

Welcome to the Patriot High School Library! 

Library Curbside Pickup/Return of Books

Starting the week of September 14th, Patriot High School students can request library books or return them during designated curbside hours.

Curbside Hours:  Wednesday from 12-3 p.m

Request books here:  Book Request Form  
To search for a book in the library catalog:  Patriot Library Catalog
Here is an instructional video on how to search the library catalog and order a book for curbside delivery.

Please look at the videos below to use Destiny Discover to search for a book and the Destiny App to read electronically
Destiny Discover
Destiny App
Please use your Office 365 username and password for the Destiny App

If you need assistance finding a book, please contact one of the librarians below.

Please send us an email.  We can respond by email. . 
Mrs. Knight- hughesje@
pwcs.edu
Ms. Bourell-  bourellj@
pwcs.edu

Patriot High School Library Media Center Mission Statement

The mission of the Patriot High School Library Media Center is to provide a welcoming environment where our patrons value the principles of leadership, integrity, character, and pride. The library will provide a program that ensures that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.

This mission is accomplished:

  • By providing intellectual and physical access to resources in all formats
  • By providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas
  • By integrating curriculum, resources, technology, and staffing
  • By collaborating with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students

In order to accomplish this mission and to allow our users to become accomplished 21st Century learners, we will strive to incorporate the essential Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens and The Leader in Me.


Hours

Monday : Virtual Office Hours ,8:30-3:30
Tuesday-Friday:  Library Hours, 8:30-3:30

Check-out Policies

Photo ID required for checkout.  Four (4) items may be checked out.
Books: Three weeks
Magazines: One week
eBooks and Audio Downloadable Books: Three weeks
Reference: May not be checked out

Passes

Passes are required during school hours. FLEX passes to the Library are written by the Library staff only


Announcements

Patriot Book Request Form for a New Book

Prince William County Public Library  
Students, please get a library card.  They are free!  Please click on link above to see the requirements for obtaining a card.  You can borrow books, movies, music, and more! If you need any assistance, please contact one of the Patriot Librarians.


Here is the Prince William County Digital Library.  You will find a wealth of resources here.  On the right hand side,  there will be a bar to click on for digital library tutorials

VRC High School Books 2020-21    Please view the  book trailer videos for the Virginia Readers' Choice list for this year.  We have all of the titles in our library.  Please fill out a curbside  book request form or contact one of the librarians to check out these titles!

Virtual Central's Teen Read

New books available at the public library. 

Myths and Fairy Tales - Teens: Retellings

Join us as we discuss myths and fairy tales from all over the world. Today, we'll be highlighting books on Retellings, and will introduce a variety of digital resources you can access to learn more about these stories!

Citation Links

EasyBib

Free Version: Use the drop-down list to create your MLA citation. Prince William County uses the Seventh Edition of the Handbook.

The OWL at Purdue Examples of citations from The Writing Lab & The OWL at Purdue and Purdue University


Choosing a College

Information to help you choose a college

College Board College Search
A tool to help you select the best college

Virginia Public Colleges and Universities
A list of all Virginia public colleges and universities with links to their Websites


Images and Clip Art

Websites that offer free images and clip art for school or personal use. Do not use for profit.

Pics4learning

Free, copyright-friendly images for use with school projects.


SAT Test Links

Links to help you take the SAT test.

SAT Practice Tests

SAT Test Registration


Prince William County Public Library

Prince William County Public Library access to online catalog and electronic resources. Use your public library card number to access the resources here.


Contacts

Jennifer Knight, Librarian 
hughesje@pwcs.edu

Lisa Bourell, Librarian 
bourellj@pwcs.edu

Sara McFarland, Library Media Assistant
mcfarls@pwcs.edu

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