James I. Smyth Library Media Center




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Kathy Heichel, B.S. in Ed., M.L.I.S
(248) 746-7285 (248) 746-7364 Fax


Our Mission

The mission of the Southfield-Lathrup High School Library Media Center program is to provide an environment for research, to provide access to information for both faculty and students, and to provide effective educational programming that supports the school’s curriculum and helps create life-long learners.




  • 7:15 am – 2:45 pm
  • To visit during class, your teacher must sign a pass and you need your ID card.
    You must sign in at the front door.
  • To visit during Lunch, you will need your ID card and you must sign in at the front door.

Circulation Policy


  • Loan period for most items is two weeks.
  • Fines for most items is 10¢ per school day.
  • Reference books do not circulate.

Library Offerings


  • 14 Computers offering Internet service, Microsoft Office and the online library catalog (PAC)
  • Video, CD, DVD, and Audiobook collections
  • A comprehensive reference section
  • A periodical collection
  • Approximately 22,000 volumes
  • A bi-monthly Book Club

Library Services


  • Printing 10¢ per page for black & white
  • Color Laser Printing $1.00 per page
  • Copying 10¢ per page
  • Sales: pencils, pens, note cards, flash drives