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James Madison High School Library

The James Madison High School Library provides services to our students and staff throughout the school day. Students may come to the Library before and after their class schedule or as an option to lunch or to a service period. No special library card is required, however, students must produce a valid program card to enter.

In collaboration with the instructional staff, the Library strives to implement City and State standards for information and technological literacy. Class or group visits and individual research assistance are provided on a continual basis. Students are encouraged to use a variety of research strategies and resources. Additionally, the Library provides materials for the recreational and personal needs for all our patrons. Most materials may be borrowed, students must present their James Madison High School photo identification to borrow library materials.

In addition to our more than 20,000 books, our Library also maintains a large and varied collection of periodical materials, audio-visual materials, instructional CD-ROMs and special reference collections including materials for test preparation, college entrance and pedagogical literature. The availability of Internet access via a high-speed T-3 connection, as well as access to an extensive range of subscription electronic databases, provide our students and staff with cutting-edge research technologies.

It is our goal for students to demonstrate the ability to use our library resources responsibly and independently. It is our hope that students attending James Madison High School become life-long learners.

We have a new library catalog system! To access the James Madison High School Library Catalog and our Useful Library Links - including Research Databases - click here:



If you need help writing a “works cited” page or a bibliography, use the following link:


If you need help citing your source(s) within your paper, use the following link:


If you would like to see if Brooklyn Public Library has a book you need you can use this link:


If you would like to use the Brooklyn Public Library’s electronic databases use the following link (you will need the 14 digit barcode from the back of your library card):


If you need an article or research information on any topic, but especially for your school assignments, use the following link to 


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