Alton School District: 550 Landmarks Blvd, Suite A, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2128

Welcome to the Library Corner!


Contact info:

AHS Librarian: Deb Penning -

Library Assistant/Textbook Clerk: Dawn Vogel -  

How to check out library books at this time:

At this time, students are not permitted to physically browse the library collection. However, you CAN browse virtually and still request books that will be checked out to you! The newly updated Alexandria Library Catalog can be accessed through the Clever portal. With the new version of Alexandria, you can log into your own student account. Alexandria can be accessed from home and other locations now as well!  To log in, the username is your student ID and the password is your last name. You can search the library catalog and place a hold for a book. You can also email Mrs. Penning or Mrs. Vogel to request books. See more info here:

When doing academic research, the WILSON database powered by Ebsco has articles that are credible and research based.  These can be accessed through the following link or under the "Students" tab on the Alton School District webpage.  If you access this outside of school, you will need the username (altoncsd) and password (AHS20*21).

Library Policy: Library books are checked out for a 2 week period. A card is placed in the pocket of the book with the due date stamped on the card. Books may be renewed once for another 2 week period. Overdue books will be assessed a fine of 10¢ per day up to the replacement cost of the book. Books that are not returned will be marked as "lost" and will result in the patron being charged the replacement cost of the book. If "lost" books are found and returned, the replacement cost fee will be refunded however the patron will be assessed a fine since the books were not returned in a timely manner. 

The reading lists for the 2020-2021 Abe Lincoln Readers' Choice Awards and Read for a Lifetime are now available! If you read at least 4 books from either/both lists, you will receive a certificate and incentive prizes for participation! See the links below for these book lists.


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Alton School District: 550 Landmarks Blvd, Suite A, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

Gilson Brown Elementary: 1613 West Delmar, Godfrey, Illinois, 62035 | Phone: 618-463-2175 Fax: 618-433-4962