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BULLOCK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY P.O. Box 5108 - Sardis Road, Union Springs, AL 36083

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The Bullock County High School Library is the right place to find the information you need.  It is also a good place to be a hornet!

HOURS:  7:30 - 3:30

     The philosophy of the library media center is to strive to supply abundant resources of printed and multi-materials for students.  The availability of materials in a variety of formats presents to students and teachers the opportunity for selecting materials best suited for individual needs and modes of learning.


     The Bullock County High School Library is committed to intellectual freedom and supports free access to information.  The primary goal of the library media program is  to provide the leadership, personnel, resources, equipment, and facilities needed to help students and teachers become effective users of ideas and information.


     To locate books in the library you must access the school’s online library catalog "Destiny Online."  To access the school’s library catalog, just visit  

              Students may check-out books for a period of 4 weeks or less.  A student may renew a book for another 4-week period.  Books are expected to be returned on or before the date due.  The library has an extensive collection which contains over 7,000 volumes.  The books are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal System.


 Do you have an research assignment or project?

The school library should be your first stop to find the information you need.  Then, the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) should be your next stop!  Check it out!  Visit the AVL's website.  The AVL provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources.  It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. 
     To access periodicals, visit the following link:   The AVL includes two databases (Ebsco and Infotrac) that can be use to search periodicals. 
The AVL also contains a plethora of other rich resources for educators, parents, and students.  


  • Laser Printer Copies
  • Reading Guidance
  • Research Advice (e.g., resources, bibliographies)



      Internet access is available in the library.  All students must govern themselves accordingly to the district's Internet Acceptable Use and Computer Network Policies.   All students are responsible for appropriate behavior while using the Internet.             Any violation of this policy may result in access being denied, revoked, or suspended.  The following computer and Internet resources are as follows:

  • Online Digital Resources (APTPLUS 360 Gallery):  This site provides thousands of digital audio and video which can be downloaded directly into the classroom via the Internet.  These valuable online resources can be accessed by visiting the following link:

     Do you need homework help,educational resources, or other information?  See the above links tab to find online resources to help with teaching and learning.

      "Guide to Copyright, Plagiarism, & Bibliographic Citations"

Copyright:  There is a lot to know about copyright.  One of the responsibilities of the librarian is knowing if teachers and students have the right to copy material.  Copyright is the exclusive right and legally secure right granted by Congress to the author of a work to publish, reproduce, distribute, perform, or display the work publicly.  Copyright extends throughout the life of the author plus 70 years.  Anyone who is uncertain whether producing copyright material is permissible should consult the media specialist.

Plagiarism:  is to steal and pass off (ideas and words) as one's own without giving that person credit.  The penalties for such action can be severe.  For example, if you are caught plagiarizing, you may fail a class.  In college, students may be expelled for plagiarizing.  If someone has stated something more effectively than you, quote it.  Your paper should have more of your own words than anyone else.  Paraphrase or translate the author's words into your own. 

Citations:  To avoid plagiarizing, cite sources.  If you must quote, make sure you cite the source (information) and list it in your bibliography (even if it is only a phrase or words or their ideas in your own words).  You should quote the source if you use word for word.  Some applications on the Internet that can help you compose bibliographies include:,,, and 

***Please see librarian(s) for MLA or APA style sheets.  For additional useful online resources, please click on the above "links" tab.



October -Teen Read Week (TRW)

April - National Library Week & School Library Month

May - Get Caught Reading. 

  *See above files for information or library programming events.
Also, you can visit or e-mail the school librarian for information or suggestions.