Library Media Center

Cindy Brearley

Sheffield High School/Jr. High Library Media Center 

Mrs. Cynthia Brearley, Library Media Specialist





Welcome to the Rachel Berryman Library Media Center

The media center is open Monday thru Friday from 7:45 a.m.- 3:05 p.m. 

The media center strives to support the curriculum of Sheffield High School by providing resources that will encourage growth in factual knowledge, a love for reading, and instruction in information literacy. 

Students, with the permission of their classroom teacher and a pass, are welcome to come to the library to check out books or for research purposes during the school day.  Scheduling is needed for large group classes accompanied by the classroom teacher to use the library or the computer lab.

Library Rules

  • No food or drinks are allowed in the library. (Bottled water is the only exception.)
  • Students with coursework always have priority over all other students when using computer equipment.
  • Always use a quiet voice when visiting the media center.
  • Students may check out 2 books for 2 weeks.  Failure to return books on time result in fines or payment for lost books.

Mrs. Brearley is the Library Media Specialist. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions about the library media center and its availability of resources.  Also, view the resources in the links section of this site for additional information regarding research, ACT prep, and homework assistance. Mrs. Brearley is also a Level 1 Certified Google Educator.

Certified Google Educator

Sheffield City School's Library System is Destiny by Follett. To access the media center's library collection, click on the Destiny Quest Icon or the Destiny link below. Digital access to our library catalog, resources, and eBooks is available 24/7 from your computer, tablet, or phone.  


Destiny Library System


Additional Links to Library Resources

Alabama Virtual Library  AVL
The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have the magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research.

Online Biographies


Encyclopedia of Alabama

Library of Congress

Poetry Alive

Reference Desk

Smithsonian Institution

Khan Academy


Internet Safety Resources


Local Public Libraries  

Sheffield Public Library 
Sheffield Public Library homepage includes library hours, calendar of events, and an online catalog search of the library's current holdings.

Florence Public Library 
Florence Public Library homepage includes a Teen section, calendar of events and an online catalog search of their current holdings.

Muscle Shoals Public Library
Muscle Shoals Library homepage includes library hours, calendar of events, and an online catalog search of the library's current holdings.


Research Paper Assistance

Citation Machine

Free Bibliography Maker

MLA Style Guide

MLA Practice Citation Drills - Norton/Write


Online Books


Literature Page


Online Homework Help

Free Homework Help Sun-Thur. 3:00-10:00 p.m.


ACT Practice Site

ACT practice questions
Free website for ACT practice questions with detailed answer explanations and study tips.


General Interest

What Book Should I Read Next

Teen Reads

Guys Read: Books that Guys Read