A powerful campus resource, the Hyde Library is a welcoming, comfortable place for research and study. A certified teacher librarian integrates research skills into the curriculum and teaches an introductory course to seventh graders. Librarians assist students and teachers with projects and solicit their ideas for materials selection. They also host author visits, sponsor book clubs, and provide breakfast treats during exams.
The library features a wireless lab with laptops and iPads, a video production room with iMac computers, single and group study rooms, and the Harkins Archives.
Parents, students, and faculty access library resources under the library Resource Board
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The MUS Hyde Library boasts a collection of over 600,000 items, including 44,000 print books, 50,000+ videos, and 325,000+ electronic books, magazines and journals, plus interlibrary loan services.
Each year the school hosts guest authors who speak in general assembly, conduct writing workshops, and sign books. It is a marvelous opportunity for students to meet writers they already admire and become introduced to works they have not yet explored.
The Harkins Archives are located on the ground floor of the Hyde Library. MUS print publications, photographs, and memorabilia are carefully collected and preserved for use by the students, faculty, and administration. Alumni are welcome to make an appointment by emailing email@example.com to schedule a viewing.
A collection of digitized MUS publications is archived online on the MUS Publications Digital Archives page. Images of the school’s social media pages, website, videos, and web-only content have been added to the Archive-It platform every two months since 2015.
Formed in 1980 under the leadership of MUS to facilitate library cooperation among its members, Memphis Area Independent School Library Information Consortium is open to all Memphis independent schools. A primary goal of MAISLIC is to use technology to better serve the libraries' communities. To that end members share a fully integrated online catalog that increases the libraries' efficiency and provides users with Internet access to their collections. Students and faculty enjoy circulation privileges at all MAISLIC libraries. In 1981, MAISLIC became the first independent school member of SOLINET/OCLC, an international bibliographic network.
MAISLIC is also a member of Tenn-Share, a cooperative network of Tennessee libraries, and the Memphis Area Library Council.