Pender Library Information


 Welcome to the Pender Library Information Page! Here are some frequently asked questions & answers:

1.   Who is the librarian?
Mrs. Gallagher

2.   How can I reach her if I need assistance?
Mrs. Gallagher is usually at the library circulation desk Monday - Friday (except 5th period) from 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. on regular school days, and from 7:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on half-days. She works part-time during the summer and is available by appointment. You may also contact Mrs. Gallagher by email:

3.   How long is the library open during the school day? 
The library is open Monday - Friday from 7:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The half-day schedule is 7:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

4.   How may books can I check out at one time, and for how long?
As long as you are in good standing with the library (no overdue fines or lost books), you may check out up to  (5) books for three weeks, with (1) renewal. Reference books may be checked out overnight.

5.   What if I'm late turning in my book(s)?
In order to help you keep track of when books are due, the return date is written in the front of the book, and Mrs. Gallagher sends an email reminder a few days before books are to be returned. The overdue fine is $.20 per day; if a book is lost or damaged, then you must pay for the book. 

6.   How do I search for books in our library catalog?
You have access to our library catalog both on and off campus. You do not have to be logged in to search by keyword or for authors, subjects, or titles, but you do have to log in with your CBHS username and password to request a book hold or check out an eBook/Audiobook. Click on the
Find A Book link on the left side of the library homepage, or click on the Catalog tab located on the CBHS OneSearch box.

7.   What about searching for digital resources?
CBHS has  numerous in-depth, relevant, and scholarly resources at your disposal. Begin your quest at CBHS OneSearch located on the Library Home Page or click on the Individual Databases link on the left side of the page.

8.   What if a resource requires a username and password?
While the majority of our resources do not require a username and password when you are on campus, most require authentication off campus. Click on the Subscription Passwords link on the right side of the library home page to access the usernames and passwords for each resource (you will be prompted to log in).