The Library Learning Commons serves as the focal point for all information literacy and problem solving instruction in the school. The mission is to ensure that all students become independent, skillful, and discriminating users and communicators of ideas and information.


Stamford High School Media & Technology Center

The mission of the Stamford High School Library is to provide the SHS community with a vibrant environment for lifelong learning and collaborative teaching. Aligned with state and national standards, the library program facilitates the acquisition of information literacy skills to ensure that all students become skillful and ethical researchers, evaluators, and communicators of ideas and information. Teacher librarians and library staff guide students in all phases of their research and recreational reading needs.

The Library Learning Commons provides all students and staff with a wide range of information resources in a variety of formats from both within and outside the school. These include the Internet, subscription databases, books, ebooks, newspapers, magazines, DVDs, and playaways (audio books).


Library Organization:

  • Nonfiction, fiction, short stories
  • Newspapers, magazines, DVDs
  • Computer lab, laptops, Chromebooks, iPads
  • Multi-media production area
  • Main circulation desk
  • Comfortable seating area and cable television
  • Professional Resources

Students may come to the library:

  • Before school
  • After school
  • With a class
  • Out of a class with a pass from the teacher
  • During their lunch wave (library closed to individual students 2nd wave)

Procedures for checking out materials:

  • You need a student ID
  • 3 weeks for fiction and nonfiction books
  • Overnight for reference books
  • Can renew as many times as you like
  • No limit to number of checkouts
  • Overdues sent at the end of the month through your English teacher, no fines
  • Lost book, we ask for small contribution to replace, ask a librarian
Other services:
  • Phone
  • Color copy machine
  • Graphing calculators
  • Scanning

Free Tutoring After School
The Homework Center is located in the lower level of the Media Center. It is an after school tutoring program available to any SHS student wanting assistance. One-on-one and small-group tutoring sessions are professionally staffed by members of the SHS math department and volunteers from the school's National Honor Society until 3:15 PM, Monday,Tuesday and Thursday. A librarian is also available for help with research projects.


  • All school rules apply in the library
  • Respect the rights of others to work effectively
  • No food or drinks
  • Appropriate language only!
  • Show care when using all library resources
  • From 7:25 a.m. until 2:05 p.m. students must have a pass to visit the library unless they are with a class or coming during a lunch wave
  • If you are visiting from lunch, you must sign in at the circulation desk upon arrival. You must stay in the library for the entire wave, no passes
  • Please have your lunch before or after you visit
  • Do not leave the library before the bell rings unless you have a pass specifying you are to return to class

Computer Use Guidelines

  • You must agree to the terms set forth in the District Acceptable Use Policy
  • Library computers are for educational use
  • Academic use always has priority over recreational use
  • Do not install or remove any software on our computers
  • All software installed on our computers is copyrighted  - do not copy, distribute or alter it
  • Print only what you really need, do not waste our limited ink and paper resources
  • Respect other people's files. Do not change, copy, read or access files that are not yours
  • Do not bypass any security measures installed on the school computers


Stamford Public Schools Acceptable Use Policy

Stamford Public Schools Acceptable Use Agreement 

Stamford Public Schools Acceptable Use Agreement (Spanish)


SHS Netiquette Guide


Information and Technology Literacy Framework - CLICK HERE