LMC: Hours

Open: 7:10 AM - 2:25 PM
(school year calendar) 

Closed daily for 1 lunch period
(period varies)

LMC: Catalog

Click HERE 

Connect to our Enterprise on-line catalog! Handy is part of the Valley Library Consortium, along with 50 other mid-Michigan libraries.

Once on the catalog page, you can also click on the Bay County Public Libraries logo to access all other VLC member catalogs. This includes CHS/WHS, Bay Co., Delta College, MMCC, and Northwood University. From Gladwin to Durand, Midland to "The Thumb", you are connected!

Library Media Center

handy mlc pageThe mission of the LMC is to provide the resources designed to meet the educational needs and interests of our students, and teach the skills to find the resources.  Students are able to utilize the Library Media Center individually and in an entire-class situation.

The collection houses approximately 17,000 items. There is room for 3 classes at once. The LMC also circulates traveling technology and over 150 novel sets, used in classrooms. The LMC has large flatscreens wired for both television and computer signals to better implement instruction and meetings. A full-size computer lab and a conference room are also attached to the facility.

The three large, secondary-level BCPS Library Media Centers are original members of the Valley Library Consortium, and are the only school library members.  Both the on-line catalog and the circulation system run through the VLC.  Handy, CHS and Western are the only school libraries in the entire area with a shared catalog with all our local public libraries.

More information on the LMC can also be found on this webpage, the Handy Library catalog page, as well as in the Student Handbook section of the student planner.

LMC: Policies & Procedures

LIBRARY SECTION - Excerpt from Student Handbook

ADULT VISITORS: Every adult visitor must have an appointment, prearranged with the librarian. We no longer take drop-in visitors since LMC staffing is limited. Visitors are required to sign-in and sign-out with the school's Main Office, in accordance with district safety procedures.

STUDENT TEXTBOOKS, in addition to library books, are circulated through the LMC.  Students must return the exact copies they were issued.  The school district is to be compensated for all lost, damaged or stolen texts and library books, according to School Board policy.

OVERDUE FINES are charged for each school day every library book is late. Days such as "snow days", winter/spring breaks, weekends, and professional development days are exempt.

STAFF RESOURCES, such as technology, calculator sets, dictionary/thesaurus sets, professional manuals, globes, etc., are also circulated through the LMC.