Library and Media Center
O.B. Whaley has an outstanding library and media center containing a wide variety of books, computers, audio-visual materials, and other equipment.
About O.B. Whaley Library
The O.B. Whaley is a special place! Truly the information center of the school, the library is equipped with an automated library system and multiple OPAC computer catalogs for students to search for books.
Our library contains over 10,000 books along with audio-visual items, including: read-a-long tapes, big books, videos, reference books and listening centers.
There are no fines for late books. However students will be charged for damaged or lost books and textbooks. Book care is an important skill for lifelong readers. Some common damages are: torn pages, food stains, writing on pages, wet books. Please do not try to repair library books at home, but have the student send the book to the library for repair.
Tips for Taking Care of Books at Home
- Keep library books in the same place, such as in your student's backpack.
- Keep library books safe from babies and pets.
- Use a bookmark and turn pages carefully by their corners.
- Read with clean hands.
Library Checkout Procedures (Distance Learning)
It is your DESTINY to check out books from your school library, even during distance learning!
Follow these easy steps to access your school library's DESTINY so you can place books on hold you want to pick up and read.
(Please ignore the message that will pop up. The system thinks you are at school every day and you are not right now. See #6 below)