Mission Statement

    The mission of the library media program at Southampton High School is to foster a love of reading and learning while preparing students and staff to become 21st century learners.  The library media program ensures that students and staff
    are effective and lifelong users of ideas and information.
    The library is a center for collaboration between parents, teachers, and administrators and links all who enter to the future by keeping up with current technology trends.


    Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday  7:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    *After 3:00 p.m. by appointment only



    Students are expected to follow the rules of Southampton High School and the Southampton County School Division when they enter the library.  Students will remain quiet and respectful of others during study sessions.



    The library houses a total of 16,307 books as well as equipment, videos, DVDs, CDs, etc.  We also have a professional library which is open to all staff members in the county.


    Circulation Policy

    Students are allowed to check out two books at a time.  The books must be returned within two weeks or fines (5 cents per day per book) will accumulate.  Books can be renewed to avoid the fines.


    Computer Usage

    There are a total of eleven computers in the library.  Two computers have Alexandria Researcher (the card catalog) installed on them.  All computers are to be used for educational purposes only.


    Printing and Xerox copies

    Fees are charged for printing and making copies to help pay for the cost of the ink.  Copies on the Xerox machine are 5 cents per copy.  Black and grayscale printed items are 5 cents per copy.  Color items are 15 cents per copy.


    Newspapers and Periodicals

    The library subscribes to The Tidewater News and The Virginian-Pilot.  We also subscribe to the following magazines:  Better Homes & Gardens, Car and Driver, Consumer Reports, Discover, Family Handyman, Field & Stream, Hot Rod, Parents, People, Popular Science, Prevention, Scientific American, Seventeen, Sports Illustrated, TIME, and Virginia Game & Fish.