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Gorham High School Library

Library Services

  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is available 24/7 via the library catalog link to the right.  
        • If for some reason it asks our username is "ghslib".
  • Circulation: Library books and most materials can be checked out for two weeks at a time and renewed by email or in person
  • Orientation Classes: All 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 librarian 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.  
  • Online Databases: Students and staff are encouraged to take advantage of our online databases- Classroom Video on Demand, and Digital Maine Library (formerly known as MARVEL). 
          • If they ask for a password please use:

            Username: ME00   (two zeroes after ME)    

            Password:  04038


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

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


  • Full-time Library Media Specialist
  • Student Aides
  • Volunteers 
  • 9,000+ Books
  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Reference Materials
  • Professional Resources
  • Databases
  • DVDs
  • Copy, Scan, and Print Services
  • Work Stations
New at the GHS library! 
Students and Staff have New York Times online + paper access! 
See what this means for you by clicking here!