INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Welcome! The library is here to help you help your students. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or if your question isn't answered below.

LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
The Martin High School Library has a collection of more than 21,000 books as well as twenty magazines for educational and recreational use. Students also have access to ten different subscription databases for research and 31 networked computers, two scanners, and one copy machine.

HOURS OF OPERATION
  • The library is open from 7:00 – 3:30 Monday - Friday.
  • The librarian is available to help students find information in books or online and cite sources.

ONLINE RESOURCES
  • Students can access the catalog and databases at http://destiny.aisd.net. Click on Martin H.S. Click on the catalog tab at the top for books or scroll down for databases.
  • For a list of database usernames and passwords, please contact me, Suzanne Severns at sseverns@aisd.net or (682) 867-8817.
  • Please click on the links to the left for more resources, including research information such as helpful handouts for citing sources.

Texas Gateway - Looking for resources to help your student? The Texas Education Agency has created a free repository of resources for parents and teachers called Texas Gateway. Simply go to
https://www.texasgateway.org/ to register and access this amazing resource! For more information, click here:

CHECKING OUT BOOKS
  • The library carries both print & digital fiction & nonfiction books.
  • To download ebooks or audiobooks, go to http://www.gofollett.com or download the Follett Destiny Discover app.
Username: student ID#
Password: student ID#
  • Students may check out up to three books with an ID badge.
  • Books are checked out for three weeks and may be renewed, but reference books are due the next school day.
  • Books are due on the last date stamped on the due date card at the back of the book.
  • Fines are .10 each school day a book is overdue; .50 for reference.
  • Lost or damaged books must be paid for or replaced with a book in good condition with the same ISBN.

OTHER SERVICES
  • Printing costs are .05/page for black and white text,.10/page for graphics, & .20/page for color.
  • Students may purchase poster board for .50 each, envelopes for .10 each, headphones for 1.75 each, and ID’s for $5.00 each.
  • The Go Center is located in the library and is staffed by trained college students 8-3:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays. They assist Martin students in determining a major, applying for college and financial aid.

DONATIONS
Is there a book you'd like to donate to the library so that others may enjoy it? If so, bring it to the librarian or library assistant, and a bookplate listing you as the donor will be placed in the front (unless you choose to remain anonymous). Additionally, you can donate books in honor or someone's birthday, graduation, etc. You can also donate books in memory of a loved one.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept books that do not meet the Arlington ISD's library collection development policy (i.e. books which are in poor physical condition, present outdated content, show bias, do not have reviews available, or are not appropriate for high school students). The library also accepts donations made by check to the library and appropriate magazine subscriptions. Email Mrs. Severns (sseverns@aisd.net) for more information.

We also accept monetary donations. Please make checks payable to the Martin High School Library.

HELPFUL WEBSITES
Click on the Helpful Websites link to the left for great links to resources for you and your students.
Arlington ISD website: http://www.aisd.net
Martin website: http://www.aisd.net/martin
Arlington ISD Library Services website: http://www.aisd.net/libsrv
Arlington Public Library: http://www.arlingtonlibrary.org

ARLINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Arlington Public Library offers many services which may be useful to Martin H.S. students and their families. For more information about or to use the following services, call the APL at 817-478-3762 or go to ArlingtonLibrary.org.

LIVE HOMEWORK HELP
Students can access online tutoring via Brainfuse with their Arlington ISD student ID number from 2:00PM-11:00PM. For the password, either contact me, Suzanne Severns at sseverns@aisd.net or (682) 867-8817 or contact the Arlington Public Library. Just go to www.arlingtonlibrary.org/teens/brainfuse.

INFORMATION LIVE
Students and their families can ask a librarian for help with looking up information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE SOFTWARE
Mango uses real life scenarios to teach over twenty different languages. You can access it or download the app by going to www.arlingtonlibrary.org/guides/language.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need any assistance.

Suzanne Severns, Martin H.S. Librarian
sseverns@aisd.net
(682) 867-8817
Twitter: @Martin_Library

Stephanie Korenek, Assistant