Athens City School System
Athens High School Athens, AL
Mrs. Jennifer B. McCain, Library Media Specialist 256-233-6613 Email


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Welcome to the Athens High School Library!

 Library Hours

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Click on Links (above) for complete selection of resources

available to you through your AHS Library! 


How can your Media Specialist help you?
  • Selecting books for leisure reading and required reading
  • Locating non-fiction books, electronic books, and other resources for research projects
  • Assistance using the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)
  • Citing print and electronic sources
  • Troubleshooting computer and printer issues
  • Assisting with Canvas, word processing, PowerPoint and more!


What will you find at the AHS circulation desk?

  • Book checkout
  • Assistance locating books
  • Free bookmarks
  • Request list for book purchases
  • Sign in/out sheet for students
  • Collaboration opportunities for teachers
  • Earbuds for purchase   

Some of the Athens High School Library Procedures are outlined below.  For a complete look at the Athens High School Library Procedures Handbook, click on the Files link above. 


The loan period is two weeks.  Students may checkout two books for a period of two weeks.  Renewals are limited to two. Special permission for more materials may be granted when necessary for an assignment.

Reference Materials

Reference materials are to be used by students in the library media center. Teachers may borrow reference materials for use in the classroom when necessary.

Hours of Operation

The Athens High School Library Media Center is open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. every school day.   Library resources and databases are available to students 24/7 through the Athens High School Library Media Center Webpage.  Students should come  to the library media center with a purpose for learning or a classroom pass for checkouts. Faculty members are welcome to browse and pick up materials in person or notify a librarian of needs via email, phone or student messenger.  The librarian may be contacted at anytime by students and faculty at

Overdues and Fines

Overdue slips and fine notices will be printed out and distributed to students at school.  Students may request notices to be texted or emailed to them by filling out and signing the appropriate form at the circulation desk.

To help students learn to be responsible, no new loans will be permitted until overdue materials are returned. Students are fined $0.05 for each school day a book is late.   Fines are capped at five dollars or the replacement of the book/resource if lost or damaged.

Lost and Damaged Books

If a book is lost or damaged, the book must be paid for before additional books can be checked out. Payment for a lost book is reimbursed should the book be found and returned in good condition. Debts remaining at the end of the school year will be turned in to the office and become a part of the student’s permanent file. Any items checked out at the time a student withdraws from school must be returned and paid for upon withdrawal.  Fines are five cents per day and are capped at five dollars or the replacement of the book/resource if lost or damaged.