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Kemper Library: Willis Hall

Welcome to our library!

Our students in upper school may come to the library whenever they have an opportunity, as well as with classes in different subject areas. Students spend time reading, working on classwork, using computers, and seeking assistance with research. Upper school students also may eat lunch in the library if they wish.  Research skills are continually practiced as classes in different subject areas come to the library to work on projects or work in collaboration with the librarian to find resources.

Kemper Library has a large collection of print materials and a number of excellent online resources. A smart TV, two mounted screens for use with a laptop and/or DVD player, and 20 computers provide many resources for classes, student groups, and meetings. 

Did you know?

  • Parents are welcome to come and check out books from our library. Stop by after school anytime - Mrs. Holley is happy to help you find what you need!
  • Checkout time is for two weeks, although books may be renewed at any time. There are no fines for overdue books. 
  • The library is open from 8:00-4:00 each day. 
  • You will need a password for our subscription databases. Please see the password list. 

Kemper Library Catalog

Other Library Catalogs

Library Cards - Roanoke Valley Libraries

Newspaper Research

World Book Timelines

General Research




Art & Music

Roanoke/Southwest Virginia History

Civics & Government

Research Occupations

Digital Media


Open Access eBooks

Issues & Controversies

Digital Magazines

Family History/Genealogy

Test Prep - AP/SAT/ACT

Reading Recommendations

Learn a New Language!

World Literature - Ms. Dabney


  • Using synonyms
  • Using broader terms
  • Narrowing the search with appropriate other terms
  • That the defaults of the search interface may not be as you expect; words may be searched as a phrase
  • Looking at the indexing terms of search results that are good matches
  • Using limits
  • To search a specific type of site, use site: as a limiter. (Ex: site:edu or site:gov)

Journalism - Robillard








Online Learning & Homework Help