(303) 347- 6038

7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Wed. - late start)

Mary Plath-Rice - Library
(303) 347-6038
Mary Pohl - Technology
(303) 347-6088
Kristi Bownds - Computer Science
(303) 347-6085

Library Covid-19 Procedures

  • The seating area is reduced by 50%
  • Facemasks are required
  • ID cards will be scanned upon entering the Library, for contact tracing measures
  • The Library staff will disinfect tables and other surfaces during passing periods.

Library Database Subscriptions

Destiny Discover - Look up a book, ebook, digital audio book...
*Students use your LPS email username (do not include and password.
*Staff use your computer login username and password.

Starting August 15, 2020, all LPS students and teachers have Bemis Library Cards (unless your family opted out) and have access to most Bemis Library resources. To log in to your Bemis account, please follow the following steps:

  1. Go to the Bemis Library Website:
  2. Click LOGIN button on upper right hand corner of page
  3. Enter your last name and Bemis Library Number:

Student Library Number:
All student library #s start with “lps” and end with your student ID #, see example below:

Faculty Library Number:
All faculty library #s start with “lpsf” and end with your employee ID #, see example below:

"Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom."


Due to COVID-19 personal distancing requirements the seating throughout the Library has been reduced by 50%. If a student cannot find a seat they must go elsewhere in the building or outside.

During the spring and summer of 2014, the library was extensively remodeled. When planning the design for the new library, much thought was placed in not only updating the facility, but in making it a place that will meet multiple learning styles. Within the walls of the library, students should be able to find space and resources to meet their individual learning needs.

These areas include

  • A snack and study area near the front of the library. With a tile floor and comfortable, but non-upholstered furniture, this is the only area of the library where food and drink are permitted. Students pressed for time may bring a snack into the library and work on their school assignments. Students are expected to keep this area clean by picking up after themselves before they leave. A water dispenser for filling water bottles is also located in this area. Students may have a water bottle with a screw top lid anywhere in library.

    Food and Drink

  • A quiet study area with individual study carrels. This area is located in the northwest corner adjacent to windows looking west. Also found in this area is a laptop counter along the windows. Students in this area are asked to work independently and silently.

    Quiet Study

  • A comfortable seating area is found in the northeast corner next to a large window facing east. Upholstered chairs along with tables with built-in laptop swivel tablets are scattered throughout this area. For those who work best in a less conventional environment, this might be the place for them.

    Comfortable Seating

  • Small group table seating is located in the southeast corner, immediately to the right as one enters the library. Seating for up to fifty-six students is found at round, square and rectangular tables. This area works well for students that need to spread out individually, work with a partner or in small groups. Although talking is permitted, even encouraged, in this part of the library, students are expected to respect the needs of others by using quiet voices.

    Group Seating

  • Due to COVID-19 personal distancing requirements, the seating in these rooms is limited to four people. Facemasks must be worn by everyone in the room. Five small group study rooms are located next to the table seating area. Each of these rooms contain a large (10' x 4') table that may seat up to eight people, large LCD monitor, and two white boards. The tables provide power for charging portable devices and students may connect their devices to the wall mounted monitor via HDMI, VGA, or USB2 connections. Students working on a group project, studying for an exam, or preparing a group presentation may use these rooms. To reserve access to a room ahead, students are asked to complete the online reservation form at least 48 hours in advance at the Group Study Room Reservations page.

    Study Room

The library staff is available to assist with:

  • Destiny Library catalog usage
  • Finding source materials to help with Classroom and Research  assignments
  • HDMI cables and whiteboard markers are available for one-hour checkout at the Circulation desk.
  • Printing, photocopying and poster making
  • On-site repair of LPS issued laptops
  • Reading recommendations
  • Reference questions
  • Requesting materials from other LPS schools
  • Reserving materials and study rooms
  • Technology related to completing school assignments
  • Help in accessing the extensive collection of subscription database resources is accessible from the AHS Library’s web page. (Remember, Students may access these resources using their login with their school google username and password (do NOT include the For the Bemis Public Library site, students will access the Bemis site by using their AHS student ID number.

Borrowing Periods

  • Regular Collection including e-books, digital audiobooks, and Kindle Fire eReaders – 60-days
    Due to COVID-19 LPS will not allow, at this time, browsing of the library shelves for books. Please see a Library staff member for help or place a hold on a book through the AHS Destiny Catalog. Your book will be delivered to you in your Language Arts class.
  • Reference and Reserved Materials – overnight 
  • Textbooks – one class period for use within the library only. COVID-19 quarantine of  72-hour of materials will limit these items.
  • Daily checkout of technology including laptop power cords and laptop computers need to be returned before you leave school for the day or by 3:30 p.m. This enables the laptops to be cleaned and recharged and ready for the next day’s use.


  • There are no overdue book fines from the Regular book collection.
  • Hourly, Daily and Reference  Materials - $1.00 per day 
  • Daily checked out technology including laptops, power cords, and HDMI cables are considered LOST after thirty calendar days. The full replacement cost will be added to the student’s IC Fees account. Laptops are $180, power cords $37. When the item is returned in good working condition the fee will be waived. 
  • Lost Materials - Replacement Cost of the material


  • The purpose of the library is to provide an environment so that students have a place in which to foster academic success. To maintain this environment, the library staff embraces the philosophy that "Everyone has the right to learn (and no one has the right to interfere with the learning of others)." --from the Arapahoe High School Student Planner/Handbook

Electronic devices use policy for the library

  • The main reason the LPS Pod Net exists is to permit students to have access to online resources in order to be successful in school.
  • When using your electronic device (such as cell phones, tablets, laptop computers, etc.) please be respectful to not distract others or call attention to yourself.
  • Examples of distractive behavior or use include, but are not limited to:
    • Talking on your cell phone
    • Allowing your cell phone to ring or vibrate (it should always be set to silent while in the library or a classroom)
    • Playing your music where others can hear
    • Talking to others in a loud voice
    • Multiple students together playing a game, viewing a video, etc.
    • Playing a video on your laptop without using earphones

Internet Opt-Out Policy

Student use of the Internet for purposes of research and retrieval of current information related to curricular content areas is a generally accepted practice and is considered an essential instructional tool, thus it comes under the opt-out category. Littleton Public Schools uses a district-wide filtering service. If a student/parent decides that the Internet should not be used as an instructional/learning tool, the student/parent may pick up and complete an Internet Opt-Out Form in the Arapahoe High School Library Media Center. It is the responsibility of the student to notify his/her teachers that he/she cannot use the Internet for class assignments. It is also the responsibility of the student to refrain from using the Internet at Arapahoe High School.


Daily Chromebook Checkout Policy

As you know, all AHS students are required to bring a fully-charged laptop computer to school each day (and your charger if you know the battery won’t last all day). This is either your personal laptop or a Chromebook you have checked out for the year from us.

While that is the expectation, we know that at times things happen and you may not have a working laptop with you on a certain day. Here is the procedure you should follow:

  • If your AHS-issued Chromebook is not working correctly, you can bring it in (along with the charger) and we can exchange it. (Note: this must be a normal issue and not user-caused damage - see the Responsible Use Policy for more information).
  • If you have a one-day issue with your computer (AHS Chromebook or personal laptop), then you can checkout a charged Chromebook from the library. You will then need to return the Chromebook by the end of the day. If you do not, there will be a fine of $3 a day that it is overdue (up to a maximum of $6). If you do not return it after 5 days, it will be turned in as missing and you will be fined for the price of the Chromebook. (Of course, if you bring in the Chromebook, it will revert back to the $6 fine.)
  • If the problem is likely to be longer than one day (personal laptop), then you need to checkout a Chromebook for the remainder of the year. You will need to print out this Responsible Use Policy, fill it out, and get it signed by you and your parents. Bring in the completed form to the library and we will check out a Chromebook to you. You can always turn the Chromebook back in when your laptop is repaired - you do not have to keep the Chromebook for the rest of the year.

Needing to check a chromebook out for the day should be a very rare (if ever) occurrence. If you have any questions about this policy, please see Ms. Pohl in the library.

General Information

Students seeking to do research or have a place to study may visit the Library Media Center before school, during unscheduled time, during lunch or after school.