Middle School/Upper School Library
Grades 5 - 12 use the Middle/Upper School library. The students hone their writing skills in addition to their information and library skills (the art of searching for, selecting, and organizing information). The library’s collection contains 18,000 volumes. The catalog of titles may be accessed from any computer on campus. The students also have access to more than 40 online research databases, which provide up-to-date periodical services, general reference, and literary databases.
The school has a campus-wide network linking the 16 library computers with all classrooms and work areas. Additionally, there are three computer labs. Both the Middle and Upper School buildings run a wireless segment of the network for use with sets of classroom laptops. On the network, students have access to all the library resources, the internet (by way of the TVS Web server and a high-speed T1 line), and a wide range of software from graphing utilities and spreadsheets to subject-specific course programs. The second network is the backbone of the Upper School computer curriculum (see Math Department offerings).
MS/US Library Hours
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The library closes at 12:30 p.m. on days when school dismisses at noon.
- Books are checked out for three weeks
- Videos and reference books are checked out until the next school day
- Overdue items are charged at 10 cents per day
- Overdue notices are sent to students each week through TVS email
JUMP TO THE MS/US LIBRARY DATABASES
JUMP TO THE CARD CATALOG TO SEARCH FOR BOOKS AT THE TVS LIBRARIES
NEW! Access to two Digital Archives:
JFK's Foreign Affairs and International Crises, 1961-1963 - Over 64,000 digital images. This collection provides insights into President Kennedy’s views on foreign affairs, U.S. leadership of the "West," American efforts to support Third World countries, balance of payments and foreign trade, Alliance for Progress and relations with Latin America, nuclear weapons and testing, NATO and the Multilateral Force in Europe, Southeast Asia and regional security, foreign aid and military assistance, and the international space race. (More details available on the Archive homepage.)
Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia 1700 - 1950 - Over 42,000 digital images. Contains diaries, journals, and narratives of explorers, emigrants, military men, Native Americans, and travelers. This archive provides information on the social, political, economic, scientific, religious and agricultural characteristics of the region.(More details available on the Archive homepage.)
Both archives can be accessed freely from TVS computers. For home access passwords, see the Databases page.
Surprise visit from author d. j. machale on oct. 17
Mr. MacHale stopped by on his book tour for SYLO, an action/adventure book about three teens, quarantined on an island when mysterious deaths lead to military intervention. Upper School creative writing students had lunch with Mr. MacHale, and fifth and sixth grade students enjoyed hearing him speak on his school years and his life as a writer.
Mr. MacHale was our guest courtesy of Penguin Books For Young Readers. You can find out more at his website: www.djmachalebooks.com