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Supporting lifetime reading habits and empowering students to see the world differently.
The McCullough Library is a place where students feed their curiosity, enhance their research skills, sharpen their ability to think logically, and enjoy reading. The mission of the library is to support and enrich the school curriculum, engage the students in the process of lifelong learning, support and encourage lifetime reading habits, and empower students as library users.
The library is the campus nexus linking students and faculty to the school's and the world's information resources. The interplay of reflection, creation, and exhibition throughout the library embodies the vitality, creativity, and intellectual richness at LWHS. A connecting place for people and ideas, encouraging the acquisition and generation of knowledge, the library offers an inviting setting that celebrates the importance of books and information in our lives.
In the complex technological world of today, education is no longer simply the acquisition of a body of knowledge. It is rather the ability to continually access and use a vast array of information sources. The learner must be able to effectively evaluate these sources, combine them in meaningful patterns, and react creatively to the results. For a successfully educated individual, this mode of learning becomes a lifelong habit, since knowledge acquired today may be inadequate tomorrow, while the process of searching out answers, once learned, will be a lifetime skill..
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The Library has an ever-increasing book collection in addition to computers, printers, scanners, and other technology available for use by students, faculty, and staff.
The Archives, a.k.a. living history, is the central resource for locating historical information about the Lick-Wilmerding and Lux Schools. While preserving and illuminating the founding, growth, and development of LWHS, the archives chronicle more than one hundred years of the school's history through documents, photographs, publications, sound recordings, and videos.
The early yearbooks were a mashup of magazine and yearbook, and as you can see, the name of this major student publication changed several times. The school collection features:
- The Tiger (1906-1915), a quarterly publication by the students of the California School of Mechanical Arts
- Wilmerding Life (1906-1912), a quarterly publication by the students of the Wilmerding School of Industrial Arts
- L.W.L. Life (1915-1943), a quarterly publication by the students of the Lick-Wilmerding and Lux Schools
- The Tiger Yearbook (1951-Present) an annual publication by LWHS students
Awards, trophies, models, books, and other memorabilia are available for viewing in digitized images, courtesy of the Lick-Wilmerding-Lux Alumni Association.
Due to the rare and fragile nature of many of the materials in our collections, we request that library users observe the following rules.
- 1. Sign in
- 2. Restrictions
- 3. Handling of Materials
- 4. Requesting Materials
- 5. Photocopies and Scans
Most of our materials are located in closed areas. Call slips, available from the library staff, must be filled out when requesting these materials. Three items may be requested at one time. ONE PIECE OF IDENTIFICATION (library card or driver’s license) will be held at the reference desk while requested materials are in use.
All photocopies and scans are made by staff. Request forms for copy work are available at the reference desk. Special restrictions may apply to many of our materials, including newspapers, manuscripts, photographs, fragile items, and oversize volumes. Reproduction from any of our materials is at the discretion of the librarian. We do not charge for photocopies or scans.
A list of all items located in the library. More can be found at the California Historical Society, where they house hundreds of documents and photos of the Lick-Wilmerding-Lux history. The research library is open and available to the public.
Administrative and student records, including a brief history of the Lick-Wilmerding and Lux schools.
If you have questions, want to donate an item for the archives, or volunteer in the library, contact Head Librarian Danielle Farinacci.