Amsterdam High School Media Center

Meet the Staff I Hours of Operation I Library Catalog I Facilities and Resources Library Policies I Library Rules I Parent Information

Welcome to the AHS Media Center

The AHS Media Center provides a space for students to focus on their academics by providing resources to garner a wide knowledge base.  We offer 12,300 titles for student selection as well as several online resources for topic-specific research.  

The primary goal of our instruction is to continue to grow the independent skills developed in middle school to meet academic expectations at the high school level. 

Meet the Media Specialist 

Karen Pelletier

Karen Pelletier is the Media Specialist at Amsterdam High School. Her favorite book is the Bible.

Kelly Sawitzki

Kelly Sawitzki is the Library Aide at Amsterdam High School.

Hours of Operation

The library is open from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Library Catalog

The Amsterdam High School uses an online catalog powered by HFM BOCES – School Library System, available through any device that has Internet service, that can help students find the library’s resources by title, author, subject, series, call number, and keyword search.

Facilities and Resources

The media center is open to all students who have academic work to do.  This typically occurs during advisory periods or at the discretion of individual teachers.  In addition, teachers may schedule library time for a variety of reasons.

Library Policies

Circulation Policy

Students may exchange their books daily. They may keep their books for up to two weeks before they must be renewed or returned.  

Overdue/Lost Book Policy

Our library depends on the ethical character of our students.  Resources provided are shared by the school community and are expected to be kept in good condition, returned promptly and/or replaced if lost or damaged so that others are not deprived of their use.   Students with multiple overdue resources will not be allowed to borrow new titles.  

Library Rules

  • Students are expected to treat each other and the contents of the library with respect.
  • No food allowed.
  • Computers must be used for educational purposes only.

Parent Information

Parents, please read and discuss these rules with your students. Together, find an appropriate and safe place for each child to keep library books. Help your child to develop good library habits and a love for reading that will develop into a lifetime appreciation of books. Family use and respect for reading materials will help a child be successful in and out of the classroom.