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Library and Media Services

Library and Media Services

The Plainfield North High School library media center's mission is to help each student excel and achieve maximum potential by creating a 21st Century learning environment, fostering a love of reading, and promoting the effective use of information and technology. Through collaboration, the library media staff partners with the larger PNHS community to empower students in becoming life-long learners, responsible citizens, and industrious problem solvers.




  • Book checkout and selection

  • Research and citation assistance

  • Technology support (from Office 365 help to password resets)

Students have access to the Media Center in a variety of ways, including:

  • Before school and after school
  • With a class
  • During Study Hall ( Media Center pass required)




The Media Center maintains a variety of books that serve both the curricular and extra-curricular needs of students and faculty.

  • non-fiction books that support the curriculum and reading for pleasure
  • current and classic fiction that supplements and expands upon the literary curriculum
  • Students can check out 2 books at a time for a two week period.
  • Students are not allowed to check out reference books.
  • There is a .25 cent fee for every day a book is late.
  • There is a one day grace period for late books.  No fine will be assessed if the item is returned within this grace period.




  • Black and White printing is free
  • Color copies are .60 cents a page




     Monday - Thursday: 6:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
     Friday: 6: 30 A.M. - 2:45 P.M.

Study Hall




The Media Center is open for students to use in lieu of their regular study hall to work on the computer, read or do quiet group work.


Media Center Study Hall Expectations

  • Students are expected to follow the same guidelines they would in their regular study hall.
  • Depending on the availability students may use the computer or work quietly at the tables.
  • Students are encouraged to come prepared with work or reading material.
  • When entering the Media Center during school hours, students must swipe in at the front desk with their student ID card.

  • Adhere to District 202 Computer, Internet and Electronic Mail User Agreement

  • Cell phones and personal music players will not be allowed during studyhall. 

  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the media center.