• Welcome to the Media Center


  • The Franklin High School Library Media Center supports learning by providing a wide range of resources that will give each student an opportunity to achieve academic success. The Media Specialists assist students, teachers and staff in finding and using information effectively and partner with teachers to teach information literacy skills. The Library Media Center houses a variety of resources including fiction and nonfiction books, e-books, audio books, professional books, online databases, and reference materials available for students and staff. 

    The dedicated and knowledgeable FHS Library Media Specialists strive to:

    • Provide access to materials in all formats, including up-to-date, high-quality, varied literature to develop and strengthen the love of reading.
    • Assist classroom teachers in locating interesting materials and bringing the resources of the world into the hands of the students.
    • Collaborate with teachers to improve instructional strategies and design curriculum that integrates content areas with information literacy skills.
    • Teach and coach students in using the research process.

    Contact FHS Library Media Specialists Ann Benkert or Lisa Graham with questions or for additional information.



  • Media Center Hours
    Monday – Thursday:  7:15 AM – 3:00 PM 
    Friday:  7:15 AM – 3:00 PM


  • Key Resources


    Check out the links below.  As you continue down the list, you will see links to SORA, and academic databases/eBooks that will help you find quality sources and citation information for your research.

    Students may access the FHS Library Catalog from the Classlink Dashboard.

    To request book purchases to be included in the FHS library or a SORA book request, please contact Lisa Graham or Ann Benkert for the links to the request forms.

  • Tennessee Electronic Library

    Access to over 400,000 electronic resources including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test preparation materials, federal census records.

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  • JSTOR

    JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. Explore a wide range of scholarly content through a powerful research and teaching platform.

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  • Gale Databases

    Students can access credible and up-to-date academic content within Gale's powerful research platforms.

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  • Salem Press Online

    Students may use the Salem Press Online database to find information on literature, history, science, health, and careers.

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  • Mackin eBooks

    A digital content management system, providing easy access to eBooks, read-alongs, audiobooks, databases, videos and more. Users can view, utilize, and manage all of their digital resources.

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  • Policies and Procedures for Students


    • Come to learn (study, research, work on assignments, read or create)! 
    • Sign in with a pass/note signed by a teacher when you come from class or study hall.
    • You do not have to sign in when you come before or after school, with a class and your teacher, or during lunch.
    • You cannot leave when there are 10 minutes or fewer left in the period. 
    • Be respectful of others working around you by maintaining a low level of noise. 
    • Water bottles only, no food or drinks.
    • Please check with a member of the library staff if you need help printing. You may only print school related documents (no invitations, personal photos, etc.).
    • Loan period: books (print and audio) = 3 weeks, DVDs and devices = 1 week, and reference books = 1 day.
    • Maximum number of checkouts at any given time: 5 books, 1 DVD. 

     

    Classroom Teachers


    Email a member of the library staff to plan a lesson, reserve the space, or request items. See out how Library Media Specialists can assist you.


    Additional Resources


    Purdue Online Writing Lab – The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional materials. Students will find information to assist with many different writing projects. 

    Tennessee State Library and Archives– The Tennessee State Library and Archives is a great resource for students and is the official repository for the permanent records of the State of Tennessee. Newspaper records, historical photographs, letters, diaries, maps, political cartoons, broadsides, census records, Governors’ papers, and more that tell the story of Tennesseans and their role in the greater story of American history.

    Williamson County Public Library – The Williamson County Public Library System seeks to meet the recreational, educational, and information needs of county patrons through: a significant collection of digital and print materials housed at a network of county wide locations head-quartered in Franklin; extensive personal computer and related technology; and diverse and interesting programs targeted to various age groups.