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The mission of the Straughn High School Library

is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of

ideas, information, and the tools necessary to be successful in the 21st Century.

In support of that mission,

our objective is to team with the school community

to facilitate learning.



To Check Your Straughn High School Library Account



Go to the Library Account Login page to check due dates for items you have checked out.

For Login credentials see Mrs. Turman!



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Straughn High School Library Media Center
HOURS: 7:50 - 2:50 (Closed for 2nd lunch & after school hours available upon request)
 Welcome to the SHS Library Media Center's Web page (Grades 9-12)
The library is the hub of research at Straughn High School.  With more than 8,000 books and audio-visual items, the library serves the needs of students and faculty.  Follett's automated database, Destiny Library allows easy access to our varied collection from 22 library computers or from the classroom.  Current  information and ideas are fingertips away to help students find facts, discover diverse opinions, and form their own conclusions. 
Online databases and resources provide outstanding reference materials.  The Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) is accessible at all times.  The Alabama Virtual Library no longer requires an AVL card for home access. The AVL now uses geolocation that gives immediate access to the databases if you are located within the state of Alabama. If you have trouble with AVL home access you may see me and I can issue you log-in credentials.


Please contact Mrs. Turman for assistance.  Thank you for using your library media center. 
Useful Internet Sites


 (Check Calendar on Library Section of SHS Website for specific scheduling.)

Straughn High School Library Schedule


Debra Turman, Librarian

Karen Barton*, Library Paraprofessional

(7:40-2:58 Daily)*



7:40-8:51–-Library Aide (9 students)Computer Research, Access , Book Checkout, Online LBW & Other

8:55-9:47—Library Aide (7 students) , Computer Research, Access , Book Checkout, Online LBW & Other

9:51-10:43—Library Aide (5 students), Computer Research, Access , Book Checkou, Online LBW & Othert

10:47-11:40-Library Aide (6 students), Computer Research, Access , Book Checkout, Online LBW & Other

11:44-12:36-Library Aide (6 students), Computer Research, Access , Book Checkout, Online LBW & Other

12:36-12:58 –Lunch (Closed)

1:02-1:55-Library Aide (16 students), Computer Research, Access , Book Checkout, Online LBW & Other

2:00-2:53-Library Aide (0 students), Computer Research, Access , Book Checkout, Online LBW & Other

The library has open-scheduling to all teachers and students, so my actual schedule usually changes from day to day and week to week.

The library also offers after school hours upon request from students and teachers.

*Karen Barton assists me on Friday of each week.


The Straughn High School Library offers:

  • 10 Computer Stations
  • Laptop Lab with 16 Computers in contained room.
  • iPad & 2 iPad Minis
  • 10 Chromebooks
  • ELMO Projector
  • Opac Projector
  • Tutorials on AVL, DESTINY Library, Microsoft Word, Google docs, Office 365, other.
  • Letter/Shape cutting capabilities.
  • Mounted Large Television / VCR/DVD for in-library groups.
  • Television/VCR/DVD carts for temporary classroom checkout and use.
  • Audio Visuals - (VHS/DVD) See File Manager in Library Section of SHS website.
  • Student materials for sale including poster board, pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, index cards, etc.
  • Lamination (you must provide your own laminate)See Mrs. Turman for details.
  • Binding capabilities.
  • Other media services, see Mrs. Turman.
  • MakerSpace!!! Come and check it out!


Teacher/Student Google Resources


Student Recommendation Form (To be filled out by student seeking letter of recommendation from Mrs. Turman)


(This works best if you go through Google Chrome )
You may also access a Rubric for this activity by viewing the Forms section of the library page.
MakerSpace Fun