About the Library

Library Hours

Monday 7:40-10:58 and 11:28-3:10 (Closed 10:58-11:28 for lunch) Gaming Club 3:00-5:00
Tuesday 7:40-10:38 and 11:28:3:10  (Closed 10:38-11:28 for lunch)
Wednesday 7:40-10:43 and 11:16-2:54 (Closed 10:43-11:16 for lunch)
Thursday  7:40-10:38 and 11:28:3:10  (Closed 10:38-11:28 for lunch) Gaming Club 3:00-5:00
Multi-Media Club 3:00-4:00
Friday 7:40-10:58 and 11:28-3:10 (Closed 10:38-11:28 for lunch)

Meet the Librarian
Mr. Kilburn

Hello, and welcome! I'm Mr. Kilburn, the librarian at Highland High School. My goal is to make the HHS Library the best library possible for our students. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have about the services and resources provided by the library.

Phone:     219-922-5610 x1030
Fax:          219-922-5636
Email:       gkilburn@highland.k12.in.us

Degrees and Certifications:
Teaching License, Indiana University, Bloomington
Master of Information and Library Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Master of Arts in Political Science, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Bachelor of Arts - Cum Laude, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

AV Media Services

• Email avrequest@highland.k12.in.us if you have questions about Safari Montage, the HS video collection, using the Innovation Space, or questions about using the Green Screen, GarageBand, iMovie, or any of the more traditional AV equipment.

• Email Mr. Domasica, the HHS Auditorium Coordinator, if you have sound, lighting, public address needs, etc.

• Email the Help Desk if you have questions about computers or peripherals.

Circulation Policy

Format Loan Period  Overdue Fines 
Books  2 weeks with 2 renewals $0.05 per book per school day 
Reference  In Library Use Only  Not Applicable 
Magazines  2 weeks with 2 renewals  $0.05 per item per school day 
Overnight  Overnight with 2 renewals  $0.30 per item per school day 
AV Materials  In School Use Only  Not Applicable 

Miscellaneous Overnight checkouts are due before school on the following school day. An overnight item must be returned no later than 3:10 p.m. on the day the item is due to prevent the accrual of late fines.
Any items checked out may be renewed via Atriuum, our online catalog. Your staff/student number is your ID & password. Items may also be renewed in-person. You don't need to bring your items to the library to be renewed.

A total of 5 items of each format may be checked out by a patron at any given time.

Current day newspapers and current issues of magazines do not circulate.

Students may check out materials using their student ID card, or by providing their student number.

All students are issued new ID cards at no charge at the beginning of the school year. Replacement cards cost $5.00, and are taken before or after school and during lunch..

Photocopies are $0.05 per page copied. The library operates in compliance with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 USC).
Gaming Club
The Highland High School Gaming Club meets in the library after school on Mondays (3:00-5:00) and Thursdays (3:00- 5:00). The group's purpose is to provide students who have an interest in gaming, whether it be electronic (e.g., video games), pen and paper (e.g., Dungeons and Dragons), or traditional board games (e.g., Chess and Monopoly), a place to meet and discuss or participate in their shared hobby.
Students who are not participating in the Gaming Club are welcome to utilize the library during club meetings.​

Library Rules of Conduct

Students who utilize the library are subject to the guidelines established in the Parent/Student Handbook, as well as the following expectations.

Expectations Specific to the Library

1. The library is intended for quiet study, recreational reading, research, and other
academic purposes.
2. Conversations should be conducted quietly, and with consideration for others who are using the library.
3. Eating is not allowed.
4. Students who are disruptive will be returned to their class or study hall.
5. Violations of the Rules of Conduct or Parent/Student Handbook may result in the temporary or permanent loss of library privileges.

Library Services

The library offers a wide range of services to students and staff that extends well beyond our collection of print books. The Library Services link provides a convenient and comprehensive list of the services offered by the library.

Magazines and Newspapers

The library subscribes to the following print publications:

Boy's Life
Chicago Tribune
Consumer Reports
Girl's Life
Outdoor Indiana
School Library Connection
School Library Journal
School Library Monthly
Sports Illustrated
Teacher Librarian
Teen Ink
Teen Vogue
Tiger Beat
The Times

Thousands of additional magazines and newspapers are available via the subscription databases listed on the library's Research page.

Passes to the Library

  • Passes are not needed before school, after school, or during lunch.

  • All students, whether from a class or on a student aide assignment, must present a pass upon entering the library.

  • Students are to sign in when entering the library, and sign out when leaving the library. The library retains passes on-file until the end of the school year.

  • Students are to remain in the library for the entire period once signed in unless their teacher specifies otherwise on the pass.

  • A teacher may send a maximum of five (05) students from an academic class to the library on a pass. Study halls are limited to four (04) students. Teachers should arrange a class visit if more than five (05) students need to come to the library during any one period.

  • Study hall students must follow the established procedure for accessing the library during study hall. The procedure is posted in the library and is also available here.

Library Access for Study Hall Students

  • The library is for quiet study, research, or recreational reading only. Socializing and non-academic activities are not appropriate for the library. Non-academic activities include, but are not limited to, personal email, games, chatting, and general net surfing with no specific purpose.

  • Students who need to access the library during their study hall must sign up with their study hall teacher. Students may not sign up other students.

  • There is a firm limit four (04) students who may be sent to the library on a pass from a study hall. If more than four students want to sign up at one time, there is an agreed upon order of priority for student signups:

    • 1. Students with an academic need to use library resources not available in study hall. This includes students who need to print.
    • 2. Students who would like to study quietly, read or check out a book in the library.
    • 3. Students who would like to use the library for a personal research project or topic of study.

  • Classroom teachers assigned a study hall supervision are responsible for ensuring fair student access to the library according to the order of priority.

  • There will be times when the library is closed or otherwise unavailable to study hall students. This is usually due to use by academic classes, reservations by other groups, or sudden schedule changes. Study halls will be notified via email as soon as possible when the library will not be available. A student with an academic need requiring library access during times when the library is closed may be issued a pass at the discretion of the librarian.

  • Violations of the Rules of Conduct or Parent/Student Handbook may result in the temporary or permanent loss of library privileges.




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