High School Library

The Hornell High School Library provides physical and virtual space for students to read for pleasure, focus on class assignments, and conduct research on topics of personal or academic interest. Our maker space projects, arts & crafts, puzzles, and games allow students to explore their creativity and build bonds with others through friendly competition. Time spent in our library builds a sense of academic commitment, community and pride while allowing for individual choice and exploration.

Please visit our HHS Library website for news and access to resources, including:

  • Destiny Discover: Online catalog of physical materials available in our library, searchable by title, author, genre, or topic with suggested reading/interest levels.
  • Online Resources: Reference and educational materials, purchased through our district, GST BOCES, South Central Regional Library Council and NOVEL NY. Available through a password-protected link. Need the password? Ask at your library!
  • Sora: The Sora App is an extension of our physical libraries with 24/7 access to over 11,000 ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines available on any device with internet access. To use this service, students must log in with their school email addresses.

Hours of Operation

The library is open from 8:05 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

The After School Program is held in the library until 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. More information can be found in the High School Programs & Activities.

Library Policies

Circulation Policy

Students may exchange their books daily. They may keep their books for up to two weeks before they must be renewed or returned.

Overdue/Lost Book Policy

Our library depends on the ethical character of our students. Resources provided are shared by the school community and are expected to be kept in good condition, returned promptly and/or replaced if lost or damaged so that others are not deprived of their use. Students with multiple overdue resources will not be allowed to borrow new titles.