• Go Pirates!   Welcome to the FHS Library


    Library Hours:     7:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.      Longer hours are available by appointment.



      Ms. Molly Peterson, Librarian  -     mpeterson@bcbe.org

      Ms. Melanie McKinzey, Librarian  - mlangdon@bcbe.org

    Phone:   (251) 928-8309 Ext.29017
  • Librarians on Game Day 2014
  • Resources: 

       The FHS library is a learning lab with the goal of supporting the curriculum needs of students and teachers as well as promoting reading for pleasure. 

       Special emphasis is placed on research skills. Lessons developed are based on collaboration with classroom teachers. Topics include Alabama Virtual Library, databases versus websites, citing resources, web page evaluation, copyright, smart searching, credible and reliable sources on the Internet, plagiarism, easy online citing of sources, saving documents safely, using the online card catalog, locating print resources, and utilizing the reference materials.

       Reading is promoted through book talks, the New Books Shelf, the magazine collection, contests, and displays. Approximately 4,000 of the titles in the collection of 14,000 items are novels.  Collection development is influenced by student requests, teacher requests, curriculum alignment, collection needs, and new release recommendations.

    Links of Interest
    Fairhope High School Library Catalog
    Books and materials owned by Fairhope High School Library.   Line available from campus computers only. 

    AVL Alabama Virtual Library

    Use the Alabama Virtual Library to access dozens of high quality academic databases.





    Fairhope PUBLIC Library


    Homework Alabama
    Consult Homework Alabama after school hours if you need help with homework.


    Turnitin.com OVERVIEW

    Our school subscribes to Turnitin.com to check student papers for originality. Access the site with your login information.



    Encyclopedia of Alabama
    Includes info on Alabama agriculture, arts and literature, business and industry, education, folk life, geography and environment.

    Mrs. Burt's Class Resources

    Infotopia Sites on the Holocaust

    Check out Infotopia's websites for Holocaust topics.



    Mr. Watson's Class Resources

    Literature Resources from Gale (in AVL)

    Literary Reference Center

    Check out these links for literary criticisms and research on literature topics.



    A database of 25,000 people - past and present

    Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography
    Biographies of noteworthy people in physics, astronomy, chemistry, and math

    Meet Amazing Americans
    "Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is today."


    Career Cruising

    Bureau of Labor Statistics


    You'll need this activation code: N3384334XKB

    You'll also need your 10-digit state ID. This can be found in iNow.


    Citation Sites

    OSLIS (Oregon School Library Information Center)
    Great website for citing sources! Select the template that corresponds to the source, fill it in, save, and transfer to your Word document!

    MLA Handbook 7th Edition

    This site is accessible to anyone who purchases the MLA Handbook. MLA 7th edition is the writing guide and citation style used at Fairhope High School.


    Infotopia Sources for Citations

    Check this link out for citation sites.


    OWL: Purdue University's Online Writing Lab

    Citation Machine

    This is an interactive Web tool designed to assist in modeling the proper use of information property. 1. Click the type of resource you wish to cite, 2. Fill out Web form with information from your resource, 3. Click Make Citations and use the MLA citation style.



    Creative Commons

    Creative Commons will explain copyright as it relates to Creative Commons copyright. Watch "Wanna Work Together?" Then explore the site for more helpful information.


    Copyright Friendly Wikispaces

    This site will offer some copyright friendly resources for education. Remember to cite sources out of respect and to avoid plagiarism.


    Joyce Valenza's Library Guides on Copyright-Free Resources and Fair Use

    Joyce Valenza is a respected, professional teacher-librarian, a technology writer, and a blogger. You can depend on her resources to be of high quality, user-friendly, and appropriate for education.


    Internet Public Library: Information You Can Trust

    ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections.*

    *From ipl2 website


    A+ Research and Writing

    Need to write a research paper? Check out this site for help on the research process.