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Welcome to the Library

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. Anne Herbert

Announcements

TCCL Summer Reading Program
Don't forget to be a part of this year's summer reading @TCCL.  Just read or listen to six books to earn a coupon booklet with FREE stuff and discounts.  Plus, you'll be entered in the drawings for AWESOME prizes!

2019 Sequoyah Book Lists
Make sure you're a part of this school's year Sequoyah Awards.  Just read (or listen to) three or more of the books on this year's list, and you get to vote for the 2019 winning author. 

This special Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award is voted on by only the students of Oklahoma, no adults allowed.  Authors will often state the recognition from their readers makes this award one of the highest honors they can wish to achieve.  The Sequoyah Book Award has been around since 1959 and is the third oldest children's choice award in the nation.  

Policies & Procedures

Checkouts

  • Please check out all materials at the circulation desk before exiting the library.
  • Books may be renewed and/or reserved.

Location of Materials

  • Up to four books may be checked out for one week at a time.  If you need extended time, please remember to renew your book.
  • Graphic Novels are located by entrance to the library.
  • Biographies are located toward the rear of the library.
  • Audiobooks are located on a bookshelf in middle of the library.
  • DVD's are available for checkout to students; however, students must have a borrowers agreement on file in the library.  See the librarian for the form. 
  • Headphones and computer power adapters are available at the circulation desk. staples, scissors, paper, etc. are located at the circulation desk. Please see the library staff for assistance.
  • There are 5 desktop and 27 laptop computers available for use throughout the library.
  • The "For Dummies" collection is located in the center isle of the library.
  • Ipads and power sources are available for use in the library.  Please see the librarian for checkout
  • For your convenience, a charging station is available to charge any of your electronic devices.

Printing & Copying

  • Photocopies may be made at no cost to you; however, photocopying should not be used in lieu of note taking or for non-school activities.  
  • You get the first color copy free, but additional pages are at a cost of .10 cents per page.

Guidelines for Teachers

  • The library conference room is available to be scheduled for meetings, please see circulation desk staff to schedule this area.
  • The sign-up sheets for the library and the computer lab (room 200) is located in the library by the copy machine.

Guidelines for Students

  • TPS Board of Education Policy does not permit students to download programs, visit chat rooms,  or e-mail sites.  If something online makes you uncomfortable, tell a staff member.
  • Please follow the TPS Student Code of Conduct.
  • Bottled water (without sugar) is allowed in the library.
  • No food is allowed in the library.
  • Group study is allowed in the main areas of the library.  Please keep noise at an appropriate level.
  • Chairs must be moved back at the end of the class period.
  • Computers are to used for classwork only. 
  • Chrome books are available for use in the library only.
  • The library conference room is available for meetings.  Please see the circulation desk staff to schedule this area.

Passes

Students must have a written pass for library use during class time.  Present pass to librarian; sign-in on clipboard.

The library is open during all three lunch periods. Please see the librarian for the library lunch form.

Resource Links

Mission Statements

The Mission of the McLain Middle/High School Library Media Center is to teach students how to read, comprehend, and analyze information effectively and to encourage and empower students to be life-long 21st Century learners.

This mission is accomplished by:

  • Providing a library program that is fully integrated into the school’s curriculum and instructional practices
  • Delivering a variety of print and non-print materials, computer hardware and software, and other resources which fully support the school’s curriculum
  • Stimulating interest in reading for academic purposes and for personal enjoyment
  • Promoting the effective use of information and communications technology
  • Sharing many library resources to students through this website, which brings digital resources and information to students 24/7 from anywhere

TPS Library Mission
The mission of Tulsa Public Schools' Library Media Services is to promote the skills, experiences, and confidence that will enable children and young adults to use libraries and information resources for lifelong learning.

Library hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Contact us

Sandra Lawrence 
Library Media Specialist

Office:  918-833-8540
Circulation: 918-832-9450
lawresa@tulsaschools.org