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.
Media Center Hours
7:15 AM – 3:45 PM Monday – Thursday
7:15 AM – 3:00 PM on Friday
- 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.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library – The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research, providing libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. Gale relies on a global network of scholars, subject-matter specialists, professionals, and educators to create accurate, authoritative, peer-reviewed material.
- 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, historic 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.
- Teen Reads – A site dedicated to teen book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. One of Teen Reads goals is to inspire teens to read and to keep reading!
When students come to the library…
- Come to learn (study, research, work on assignments, read or create)!
- Sign in with an official pass signed by a teacher when you come
• from a teacher’s class
• from your study hall
• from freshman lunch
- You do not have to sign in when you come
• before or after school
• with a class and your teacher
• during upperclassmen 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 ask a member of the library staff before you print. We have black and white, color, and double-sided printing. You may only print school related documents (no invitations, personal photos, etc.).
- Books (print and audio) may be checked out for 3 weeks, videos and devices for 1 week, and reference books for 1 day.
- Maximum number of checkouts at any given time: 5 books, 1 video.
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.
- Provide students, educators, and staff with instructional materials that reflect current information needs.
- 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.