General Info

If you need to pick up a textbook for AP/Advanced summer work after the Info Center has closed for the summer, textbooks will be available with Michelle Paul ([email protected]) in Student Services Tuesdays between the hours of 9 AM-12 PM.


Students may check out library books for three weeks. A book may be renewed if no one else has requested the book. Students can check out books over the summer, in which case the due date will be set as the return to school date in the fall. Students may check out as many books as they feel they can responsibly manage at one time.

While the library does not fine students for overdue books, lost or damaged books will result in a bill to recover the replacement cost of the book. Lost/damaged books can be paid for here or with cash or a check made out to "Student Activities Fund" and brought to/mailed to the Info Center.

In addition to the library collection, the Info Center manages instructional texts for classes. Once students are finished with instructional texts, they should be returned ASAP so that text will be available for other students. If students loan a resource to another student and they lose the material, the borrower is still responsible for borrowed materials. Lost/damaged instructional materials will result in a bill to cover the replacement cost. Outstanding overdues of instructional materials can result in suspension of off campus privileges until the issue is resolved.

There is a selection of textbooks available for students to use within the library.


Interlibrary Loan

We have access to a network of many other collections through the Interlibrary Loan program. If patrons cannot find the materials they are looking for in the SHS Library, they should ask a staff member for help in finding these materials at other libraries. Patrons can also check the Interlibrary catalog system and/or email Marjorie Hobbs at [email protected] with specific requests.


Public Library Partnerships

All Souhegan High School students and staff are eligible for an Amherst Town Library card! Learn more about how to get one here. We encourage all SHS community members to obtain an ATL card, which provides access to ATL’s collection, as well as numerous digital services, including Hoopla (simultaneous use TV series, music, films, ebooks, audiobooks) and Libby (magazines, ebooks, audiobooks).


Databases & Digital Resources

The Souhegan community has access to many databases. Using databases from home requires additional credentials, which can be found here.


 The Souhegan Six govern Info Center expectations. In order to respect the right to teach and learn and ensure materials are available for our community, students are expected to return all library materials on time and are held responsible for all lost or damaged materials. Additionally, they are expected to demonstrate behavior that is considerate of the Info Center community, the facilities, and themselves.

We send two separate emails every Monday morning, one to parents and one to the student. The parent email contains any required reading materials and/or equipment that may be overdue. The student email contains ALL materials so their privacy rights are protected.


Patron Privacy

All people, regardless of origin, age, background, or views, possess a right to privacy and confidentiality in their library use. The Info Center will advocate for, educate about, and protect people’s privacy, safeguarding all library use data, including personally identifiable information.


 Patron Privacy NH Law

201-D:11 Library User Records; Confidentiality

I. Library records which contain the names or other personal identifying information regarding the users of public or other than public libraries shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except as provided in paragraph II. Such records include, but are not limited to, library, information system, and archival records related to the circulation and use of library materials or services, including records of materials that have been viewed or stored in electronic form.

II. Records described in paragraph I may be disclosed to the extent necessary for the proper operation of such libraries and shall be disclosed upon request by or consent of the user or pursuant to subpoena, court order, or where otherwise required by statute.

III. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit any library from releasing statistical information and other data regarding the circulation or use of library materials provided, however, that the identity of the users of such library materials shall be considered confidential and shall not be disclosed to the general public except as provided in paragraph II.


Selection of Materials

The objective of the Souhegan Info Center is to provide students and staff a collection of resources that will enrich and support the curriculum and meet the needs of the students and staff served. The Info Center offers materials and information presenting diverse points of view on current and historical issues. Materials are not removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

Selection is informed by consultation of professional journals and databases including but not limited to Novelist Plus, School Library Journal, Voices of Youth Advocates, Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books, Booklist, and Follett. Others may include but are not limited to student and/or teacher recommendation, Goodreads, and national and state book award lists.