• Hours:

    8:00a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Monday - Friday 
    Note:  The library is closed so I can help in the cafe from 12:00 pm - 12:40pm. 

    General Rules:

    • You must have a note from your teacher to visit during the school day.
    • Proper behavior is a must at all times. Remember to follow the HMS Maxims!
    • Bring your I.D. card, chromebook, and a pencil to the library every time you visit.
    • Absolutely no food, drinks, gum, or candy in the library.
    Circulation Guidelines:
    • Please know your S number.
    • Up to two books may be checked out for two weeks with the possibility to renew two times. 
    • If a book is lost, the replacement cost must be paid to the library via cash or a check made out to Halls Middle School.
    • If a book is damaged, every effort is made to repair the book.  If the book is so damaged that it cannot be repaired, the replacement cost must be paid to the library via cash or a check made out to Halls Middle School.
  • Greetings to all students, staff, parents, and administrators from the Halls Middle School Library!

    Welcome to the Halls Middle School Library Media Center website.  The HMS Library staff is looking forward to a wonderful school year! We are excited to host the book fair, collaborate with teachers and administrators, and assist the students with research and reading for fun!
    We are looking forward to seeing you soon! 
    Halls Middle School Mission Statement:

    At HMS we are focused on creating a safe, respectful community-centered environment that empowers all students to be resourceful, mindful citizens of the world inspiring others through care, compassion, and action.

    Knox County Library Media Mission Statement:

    Knox County School Librarians are the friendly faces of knowledge acquisition.  Our libraries are growing, multiservice, dynamic school centers that welcome, motivate, and inspire everyone in our community of users.  We invest our time and skills in nurturing, promoting, and advocating for a learning environment that maximizes services and equitable access to resources. Our library programs are essential to a school-wide culture of innovation, achievement, and collaboration.  Knox County School Librarians are forward-thinking leaders who model inquiry, information literacy, technologies, and trends in reading and instruction.  Our professional charge is to inform and empower by fostering a safe environment where users can read, explore, question, solve and create, leading to Excellence for Every Child.  
  • HMS Library Sign-in

    Click the button below to Sign-in to the HMS Library. 


  • Want to know if we have a book?

    Click the book below to search our OPAC collection by Keyword, Title, Author, Subject, or Series!


  • Suggest a Book for the Library 

    Is there a book you think the library should purchase?  Complete the form below, and we’ll consider buying it!

    Suggest a Book

  • MackinVIA e-Books & Audio Books

    Click on the MackinVIA logo below for your connection to the library's fabulous collection of e-Books and new Audio Books! Please log in with your Active Directory username and password. If you wish to read books on your phone, please download the "MackinVIA" app.


Ebooks for Professional Learning

  • Knox County Schools offers a collection of relevant and recent professional development ebooks for staff.

    Please login to the professional ebook collection here.  Your login credentials are your Active Directory username and password.


    MackinVIA Professional Ebook Button  


    If you are taken to your school shelf, you can access the professional shelf by changing your site:

    Change Your Site

    Title Suggestions for the Professional eBook Library

    While the KCS LMS department cannot guarantee the availability of titles or funds to purchase them at any given time, we will happily take any suggestions you may have for the purchase of either additional copies of resources we already own or new titles to consider as we continue to curate the collection! Please use the link to access the suggestion form.

    Prof eBook Suggestion

  • Database Links
    Student Resources in Context GI IC Science in Context
    Research in Context General OneFile InfoTrac Junior Edition
    US IC WH IC World Book Student
    Tennessee Electronic Library  Learn 360 PQ EL
    Teen Health    

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