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Gorham High School Library


Goals for the Library

  1. Promote the discovery of knowledge through inquiry and collaboration.
  2. Create comfortable and inviting library spaces that support the reading, research, and learning needs of all students and staff. 
  3. Manage and develop physical and digital resources that support the evolving curricular and research needs of our school community. 
  4. Improve accessibility, awareness, and use of library staff and services to facilitate knowledge creations.

American Association of School Librarians – Standards for the 21st Century Learner

  1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
  2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge. 
  3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
  4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth. 

Library Services

  • Circulation: Library books and most materials can be checked out for two weeks at a time and renewed by email or in person.
  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is available 24/7 via the link below.  The username is "ghslib". 
  • Orientation Classes: All 9th grade classes are offered a library orientation, and teachers are encouraged to sign up in the library or email the librarian to request a convenient time for an orientation.  
  • Library Skills Lessons: The library media specialist offers class instruction in bibliographic citation, research skills, use of resources, and online searching.  Teachers should consult with the library media specialist to plan a lesson. 
  • Co-Teaching of Lessons: The library media specialist is available by appointment to co-teach lessons with faculty. Teachers should consult with the library media specialist to discuss ideas, lesson plans, and sign up for class time.
  • Class Visits: Classes are welcome to use the library! Teachers should sign up in advance and provide a copy of their lesson plan with the library media specialist. 
  • Readers Advisory: The library media specialist is available to help students and staff with the selection of reading materials.  Book-talks can be requested for in-class or library presentation. 
  • Special Collections or Displays: The library staff will gather materials or create displays to enhance lessons taught in the library and will display products created in classrooms.
  • Study Halls: Students are encouraged to study in the library on a space-available basis.  Quota changes are sent to teachers daily via email. 


  • Full-time Library Media Specialist
  • Student Aides
  • Volunteers 
  • 11,000+ Books
  • Reference Materials
  • Professional Resources
  • Databases
  • DVDs
  • Copy, Scan, and Print Services
  • Audio-Visual Equipment