The OPRFHS Library has been serving the high school community since 1899. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Library’s collection which currently consists of over 20,000 books, 200 eBooks, 15 subscription databases, 14 online reference eBooks, 73 Playaway MP3 audio books, and eReaders. LibGuides are the Library’s newest online class research organizers. Access to these resources is through the Library webpage on the OPRFHS homepage under Academics.
The Library supports recreational reading in various ways, including its participation in the Abe Lincoln Award--a reading incentive program for Illinois high school students--and through the booktalks offered by the librarians.
The Library is open from 7:30 to 3:30 every school day. The student’s ID serves as a library card to check out materials. Students are expected to take responsibility for all materials they check out. While fines are not incurred for overdue items, students will pay for damaged or lost library materials and should adhere to due dates on library materials.
Students will benefit from using the Library and its resources during their years at OPRFHS. It is a place for working with their teachers and classes on research assignments, selecting books for recreational reading, studying quietly, and coming together to work on group projects. All are welcome.