• Welcome to the Hendrick Library! 

    I am so glad you are visiting! This website is meant to be a 24/7 access to information about the library, its programs, and its resources.  I am here to serve you and welcome questions and suggestions. 

    Joy Prather - Librarian

  • Hendrick Library mission: to empower the school to be lifelong readers, critical thinkers, and ethical information users.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the library open?

    The library is open virtually 24/7 through the website.

    Due to needing to keep the door locked at all times, the library is currently only open for scheduled classes and all day on Mondays. If a student needs a new book and it's not checkout time, the student may email Mrs. Prather directly to request whatever book is needed or figure out another time to stop by.

  • How many items can I check out and when are they due?

    You may check out 3 items at a time.

    You may have the items for 2 weeks and then renew 2 more times, unless someone has placed a hold on the book. Then the book must returned at the end of that checkout cycle.

    Due to their popularity, graphic novels and mangas cannot be renewed.

  • Can I check out magazines?

    Yes! You may take one magazine at a time for one 2 week checkout. There is a plastic envelope to protect the magazine that you need to get at the circulation desk. The magazines are in the holders next to the side doors. The most recent issues are across from the circulation desk.

  • Can I check out reference materials or yearbooks?

    No. If an item has a reference label (very few do now), those books have to stay in the library or can be used in a classroom with the librarian's permission.

    Yearbooks cannot leave the library for any reason because they are irreplaceable. There are a few other books that cannot leave the library, especially student written books. Those books have a sticker on them indicating they must remain in the library.

  • How do I check books in and out?

    We use self-checkout. The computers on the circulation desk are for this purpose.

    For self-checkout:

    1. Scan your ID card.

    2. Make sure it's your picture and name that comes up.

    3. Scan your books. Use the barcode that says Plano ISD.

    4. Click "Finish"

    Self-Checkout Tutorial

    To checkout magazines, let the library aide or librarian know you need a plastic envelope.


    Place your book in the return slot under the checkout computer or in the return bin in the English hall. The librarian or one of the aides will check your books in.

  • How do I see what books are available in the library?

    On the library website, click on the "Hendrick Library Catalog Search" link. Otherwise, you can also go to the Catalog and make sure it says Hendrick in the drop down menu. You can also log into Koha through your webdesk. It's the green book app.

  • Can I renew items?

    Absolutely! You can renew 2 more times for up to a 6 week checkout. The only time you can't renew is if a book is on hold. You can renew on the Koha app in your webdesk, the green book app. You cannot renew graphic novels or mangas.

  • Can I place a hold on a book?

    Yes! You can place a hold by logging into catalog.pisd.edu or by logging into your Koha account in Webdesk. Remember it's the app that is a green book. You can place up to 5 books on hold at a time. We will bring the book to your English class when it comes in. 

    Placing a Hold Tutorial

  • What if I have an overdue item?

    We do not charge late fees, however, you must return overdue items before new items can be checked out. School Messenger phone messages go out to parents to remind you.

  • What if I have lost or damaged my book?

    Lost or damaged books may be paid for in the library by check or cash. You will receive a receipt. If you find your lost book before the end of the school year, you will receive a refund. The refund form must be returned and signed by a parent or guardian. 

    We can also add your fee to the Rycor system in order to pay with a credit card. Please email or talk to Mrs. Prather directly to arrange this option.

    You can also replace the book by buying a new or used copy in good condition that is a hardback and is the exact same book. No paperbacks will be accepted. If the original is found, there will be no refunding the book.

    Damaged books will be levied a fee to fix or replace it.

  • Can I suggest books for future orders?

    Yes! I would love that! The library website has a form you can fill out to suggest titles or even activities or things you'd like to see in the library. I can't promise we will be able to get everything, but I will do my best.

  • How do I access the research tools from home?

    On the library website, click on the "Research Resources." I've created some links that are specific to certain research subjects or you can select "Middle School Research Tools" for the whole list of resources. Use the login and password in this document. You must have a pisd login to access the information. This research tool login is only available to Plano ISD students and staff.

  • How do I find out about events in the library?

    There are 4 ways:

    1. Check the library calendar on the website.
    2. Check the library windows
    3. Pay attention to announcements
    4. Follow the library on Instagram @hms_hawkslibrary

  • What if I need help?

    1. Ask the library aide for help.
    2. Ask the librarian, Mrs. Prather, for help as long as she's not in the middle of teaching.
    3. If there is no library aide and Mrs. Prather is teaching, take the book you are having trouble with over to the card catalog by the display window and circulation desk and use the post it notes and pencils to write Mrs. Prather a note. Make sure the note tells her your name and English teacher. Leave the book and the note there. If your problem isn't with a book, you can also just write her a note and stick it on her door and she'll deal with it as soon as possible.

          Getting Help Tutorial

  • Contact Info:

Ms. Prather's Picture
Hendrick Librarian: Ms. Prather
  • Quick Links

  • Hendrick Library Catalog Search
  • Find a Good Book
  • Ebooks
  • Research Tools & Lesson Slides
  • Book or Idea Suggestion

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