The Robert J. Jarvis Memorial Library supports, augments, and enhances the philosophy and goals
of East Longmeadow High School. To achieve ... Continue
this purpose, the media center strives:
1. To promote intellectual freedom and recognize the value of access to reliable information.
2. To provide a collection of materials which supports the curriculum, encourages reading,
and promotes cultural diversity.
3. To instruct students on the use of general and specialized references through formal and
informal instruction, and to integrate these skills with classroom assignments.
4. To develop a media program in accordance with the Standards for School Library Media
Centers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Information Power: Guidelines for
School Library Media Programs.
Providing an academic setting for independent study, small groups, and classes, the library media
center, centrally located on the second floor, houses a reference and instructional area, a periodical
section, an automated card catalog, and a networked computer lab.
Selected to support the school's curriculum, the print collection contains over 12,500 volumes, 21
periodicals, and one newspaper subscriptions.
Dedicated workstations access the Virtual Reference Library and Databases. The Internet,
Newsbank, Microsoft Office, and other appropriate software to supplement and enrich the school’s
Open Monday - Thursday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Friday 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM, media
center policy procedures are published in the ELHS Student and Faculty handbook.