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What’s new?  Our library at The Heights Building provides materials to students from two programs now:  H-B Woodlawn and the Shriver Program. Our gorgeous new library has several learning spaces for instruction in information literacy skills as well as the enjoyment of pleasure reading. We are hub for students to connect for book clubs like our Middle School TAB and others that focus on themes like “Confronting Racism,” LGBTQ Issues, STEM and Society, and “Globe Trotters.” Will you lead a book club? Just pick your theme and some meeting times and Maggie can support with logistics.  Even more that’s new: check out the left hand menu because the library catalog is improved making it easier to find audiobooks and e-books. Databases are now accessed through Canvas, so use our tips for applying the correct apps. You’ll have questions, so just ask Maggie and Carol.

Take a look at the new interface for the library’s catalog.  Use your internet browser (Safari, Chrome or Mozilla Firefox) to open it and search for books using the link on the library’s web page menu.

The graphic displays the appearance of the new catalog called Destiny Discover so that students can see the search box at top and book covers in three rows: Audiobooks, E-books, and newest books.

It won’t take long for you to see where books are shelved in our new library.  Does this map help?

Sublocations that correspond to library call numbers are labeled to show order of books on shelves.
Heights Library Sublocations

Can you guess where each call number is shelved?  Hint:  look at the top and the bottom of each spine label that appears in the picture below!

Library Call #s


J-Stor logo

Great news for students in AP courses!  Have you tried it yet? J-STOR is an “archive” of millions of journal articles and historical pamphlets for primary source research. It archives only PEER-REVIEWED resources. Tips for fast searching.

Our Research Guides linked under “Research” at this web page support specific research projects assigned at HBW. Use them to develop skills targeted for Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers.

Log in to the catalog with the link at left to check if you have any overdue books.  Use the catalog to access e-books in our Mackin and Follett collections. See books available from all of our APS libraries and arrange an inter-library loan.

Suggest a book that you want us to purchase for our collection: link.

Search the PUBLIC library’s collection:

TAB:  High Schoolers meet at 5 pm the first Tuesday evening each month at the Central Library.  Middle Schoolers meet almost every Friday for lunch in the library.  See details.

Library Hours: 9:10 – 4:15

Personal Reading Goal for 2019-2020:

If you would like support from the library to reach a personal goal for your reading, record it here.



H-B Woodlawn Library

Another packed week in the library of @HBWProgram ended with a FANTASTIC TAB meeting! Our book club welcomed nearly 1/3 our new 6th grade class as well as returning veteran book recommenders in grades 7+8. So thankful to have partner Nico from @ArlingtonVALib!
Published October 11, 19 7:24PM

H-B Woodlawn Library

RT @NobelPrize: BREAKING NEWS: The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. The Nobel Prize in Li…
Published October 10, 19 5:17AM

H-B Woodlawn Library

Wow! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, YA author Rainbow Rowell, novelist Delia Owens, MANY more present free writing/book events + issue discussions at George Mason U + area libraries Thursday Oct 10-12. Set up your schedule now by using their App. @HBWProgram
Published October 06, 19 10:31AM