Altamont’s library is a spacious, well-equipped center for research, reading, study and computer use. Its purpose is to provide materials and space for students and teachers to research and prepare materials for class assignments, as well as for personal informational needs and recreational reading.
The vision of the Altamont Library is to provide a place for students and teachers to navigate the explosion of information as expert consumers and top quality producers of collaborative projects.
The library houses over 14,000 items, including books, videos, DVDs and CDs. In addition, one daily newspaper and 20 periodicals are available. Altamont students have access to a variety of online databases, including QuestiaSchool, Salem Press history databases, and Brain Pop in addition to numerous databases provided by the Alabama Virtual Library. The library also provides 20 computers for student use and wireless access for students who bring their own computers.
The librarian instructs students in library use, research skills and information literacy in conjunction with assignments given by the faculty. Teachers regularly bring classes to work on assignments during their class periods. The library can accommodate three classes each period if the classes are using different resources.
Individual students may use the library before and after school, during Activities period and lunch and also when they check out of class or study hall for academic work. Library hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students can access library resources 24/7 through the library Haiku page or through the online library resources link above.
The library can be a successful, busy learning environment only if everyone respects the needs of others. While in the library, patrons are expected to conduct themselves in such a way that they do not disturb those who are reading, writing or searching for material.
Monday - Friday:
7:00 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.
The Altamont Library strives to provide resources and instruction to meet the Information Literacy standards set by the American Association of School Librarians in the 2018 AASL Framework for Learners:
Build new knowledge by inquiring, thinking critically, identifying problems, and developing strategies for solving problems.
Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to inclusiveness and respect for diversity in the learning community.
Work effectively with others to broaden perspectives and work toward common goals.
Make meaning for oneself and others by collecting, organizing, and sharing resources of personal relevance.
Discover and innovate in a growth mindset developed through experience and reflection.
Demonstrate safe, legal, and ethical creating and sharing of knowledge products independently while engaging in a community of practice and an interconnected world.