L. Howell, Jr. Library
Welcome to the Jesse L. Howell, Jr. Library at Jackson Preparatory
School! Named for the school’s founding headmaster, the Howell Library
is a multi-faceted facility designed to foster the search for knowledge
and to encourage reading for pleasure.
The Howell Library
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The Library’s mission is to support the school curriculum at all levels,
to foster information literacy among users and to encourage students
to become independent readers, critical searchers, and ethical users
of information in a variety of formats. Librarians assist teachers in
planning and implementing class projects employing the resources of
the Library. The Howell Library is at the heart of the school, both
physically and academically.
About the Holdings
The Howell Library offers materials in a variety of formats:
- Nearly 20,000 books
- More than 50 periodicals
- Seven newspapers
- Five subscription online databases
- Extensive audio-visual holdings
- Networked computers for student use
- Two carts of laptops with wireless interent connectivity
- Wireless Internet access
- Printers for color and black and white
- Photocopier for student use
The Howell Library opens on school days at 7:30 a.m.; it closes at 4:30
p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday and at 3:30 on Monday and Friday. The
Library is open at other times at the request of teachers.
Using the Library
The library is a place for quiet study, reading, and research where
students and teachers are welcome. Teachers who wish to bring their
classes to the library should schedule their visit with the librarians.
Students who want a quiet place to read or study are free to visit the
library during their unscheduled time or during study hall with the
permission of their teacher. Students who want to chat or to play should
find a more appropriate place. Use of the library is a privilege, not
a right, and students must respect the library and its rules to retain
that privilege. All school regulations apply in the library, including
the computer use policy.
- Books may be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed for another
- The fine for standard overdue books is 10 cents per day.
- Overnight books are check out at 3:00 and are returned before 8:15
the next morning.
- The fine for late overnight books is 10 cents per class period,
or 60 cents per day.
- Students should return overdue books and/or pay fines in a timely
manner. Those who have outstanding obligations at the end of a semester
will not be permitted to take exams until those obligations are cleared.
Diann Arinder, Director of Library Services
601-939-8611 ext. 230