Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire all students in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District to reach academic excellence. We, the educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, will instill habits of reflection and inquiry to challenge our students in setting ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community and the confidence to showcase their talents and successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work. 


Welcome to the Ayer Shirley Regional High School Library home page! The library supports the high school curriculum by providing materials in a variety of formats and through instruction in cooperation with subject area teachers. It is imperative that students learn to identify, locate, access, organize, synthesize, and present information in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner. It is also extremely important that students learn to become good “consumers” of information and be able to recognize reliable and reputable sources of information. 

The Ayer Shirley Regional High School Library maintains a collection of fiction and nonfiction books that students are encouraged to borrow both for recreational reading and for research. Watch the library displays and this webpage for information on the newest books available in the library!

The school library program, as an integral part of the total curriculum, provides students with the opportunities to develop high quality research skills and to foster a lifelong interest in both reading and learning. 

Please view the links below to find out more about what the library has to offer. Please feel free to contact the librarian with any questions.

ASRHS Library Catalog

From the links on this page, you are able to access the ASRHS Library Catalog, the databases that the school can access through the Massachusetts Library System, lists of new books in the library, and resource lists to help with specific projects. In addition, you can link to the library catalogs at Ayer Library, Hazen Public Library (Shirley), and C/W MARS (the catalog for libraries in Central and Western Massachusetts).


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