Academic Resource Center

ABOUT Fenton’s ARC (Academic Resource Center)

Greetings from Mrs. Wright, your librarian. The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is a learning hub where students and staff can access library services, diverse resources, and comfortable spaces for collaboration and independent work. For library services, instruction, or questions, feel free to contact Elizabeth Wright anytime at

Hours of Operation
The ARC is open every school day from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM unless a special schedule applies (such as during remote learning due to COVID-19). On Tuesdays, the ARC closes at either noon or 2:00 PM for meetings. Students may use the ARC before and after school, during their lunch periods, during study hall, and (with written permission from their course teacher) during a class period.

Bison Time
To visit the ARC during Bison Time, students must fill out a BT Request and have it approved by a teacher via the BT Resource Request System. To visit the ARC briefly during BT (to print or check out a book), students must bring a pass from their BT teacher.

Study Hall Students
Students may choose to spend their Study Hall period in the ARC if they use the time for academic purposes. The librarians may monitor their grades and activities, offer academic help, arrange seating, and encourage good study habits. Study Hall students must spend the entire period in the ARC unless the librarian permits you to leave for a specific purpose.

Guidelines for Behavior

  1. Follow the school rules stated in the Fenton Handbook.

  2. As you enter the ARC, scan your ID into the Chromebook at the main ARC door.

  3. Respect others through your words and actions.

  4. Maintain an academic environment.

  5. Don’t eat or drink in the carpeted areas or fabric seats.

Resources and Services Provided by the Librarian
  • Help finding print and digital resources for academic and personal enrichment

  • Tutoring from a librarian in English or Spanish (research, writing, reading, study skills)

  • Library instruction

  • Makerspace materials and instruction (art and technology)

  • Free printing (black-and-white or color)

  • Book and magazine circulation

  • Study rooms (preferably by reservation)

  • Community service-learning opportunities

Checkout Limits
  • Books - 14 days each time you check out or renew an item

  • eBooks & Audiobooks - 21 Days

  • Reference and College/Career Materials - 7 days

  • Headphones, makerspace materials, and school supply items - Due at the end of the period

  • Magazines - Ask a librarian before removing from the ARC.

  • Calculators - Semester or Academic Year (with signed approval)

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