Welcome to the MHS Library Commons!

  • The MHS Librarians are here to help our students and staff with all their literacy needs.
     
    Literacy Specialist: Mrs. Hannah Sawyer
     
    Library Media Assistant: Ms. Christina Qualls
     
    Library Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm
     

    MacArthur High School Library

    1499 West Grand Avenue

    Decatur, Illinois 62522

    (217) 362-3150 Ext: 852062

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    Library Commons Behavior Expectations

    • YOU MUST HAVE A PASS
      • Give your pass to the MHS Librarians and SIGN IN.
      • Stay in the Library Commons until you return to class--No wandering!
      • When leaving, the librarians will sign and timestamp your pass back to class.
    • STAY ON TASK
      • The Library Commons is for academics: Quiet studying, reading, homework, testing, or group-work collaboration.
    • BE RESPECTFUL
      • Treat EVERYONE with kindness and respect.
      • Treat our books, materials, furniture, and supplies with respect.
    • USE LIBRARY VOICES
      • Use earbuds/headphones if you need audio while you study.
      • No loud/boisterous activities such as horseplay, yelling, bullying, romancing, etc.
    • CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF
      • Snacks and drinks are only allowed at the tables--not on the couches or in the book stacks.
      • Clean up after yourself. Paper towels and cleaning solutions are at the Library Desk.
      • Throw all waste into the garbage.
    • Breaking any of the Library rules can result in immediate removal from the Library Commons and/or result in office referrals! Make behavioral choices wisely!