About us

The Westlake High School Library Research Center and Learning Commons is an active library with an open–door policy.   We believe that information literacy and research strategies are best taught within the context of the class assignment.

The library staff assists teachers and students with all reference needs from planning technology use to class projects to research needs.  The librarians instruct classes on good resources, work with students individually, and plan units with teachers that use the most recent technology and book resources.   We explore cutting edge technologies and websites with students in order to prepare them for college level research experiences.

The library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Fridays.  During remote learning, the library Zoom has open hours from 8:15-8:45 a.m. daily and 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. daily.

WHS Library Staff — Reach us at 512-732-9284 or via email at:

Carolyn Foote – Librarian  (cfoote @eanesisd.net)
Ginger Lloyd – Library Assistant (glloyd @eanesisd.net)
Jackie Clifton–Librarian  (jclifton @eanesisd.net)

or find us on Twitter or Instagram at @whslibraryrocks.

Library Collection

The high school and ninth grade libraries have over 30,000 books, over ten database subscriptions,  and includes 1,000 audiobooks and e-books. Students need their student ID  to check out materials. Books can be checked out for three weeks.

Library Passes
The library is open and available to students before and after school and during lunches.  Students are required to have passes to use the library during class times.  Passes can be obtained from any teacher.

Helpful Areas
33 Internet connected stations for research, 3 Macintosh desktops, plus two computer labs in the high school library as well as two computer labs in the NGC library (each lab has 25-30 computers)
Digital scanners, laptops, document cameras,  and digital still and video cameras
Software for student use such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Publisher, Inspiration, Adobe Premiere, etc.
photocopiers–copies are ten cents per copy.

The Librarians

Carolyn Foote is the WHS librarian.  Her blog was recently nominated for the Edublogs Award for Best Library Blog.

She loves camping, watching the Food Network, eating chips and hot sauce, and visiting great bookstores.  When she was growing up she loved checking books out of the library, especially Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Stuart Little, and Little Women, but she read everything, including cereal boxes!   She also blogs at Not So Distant Future.

Jackie Clifton is the 9th grade librarian.   She loves to dance to Thriller and Salsa music.   She’s too busy dancing to read!  She loves books like Band of Brothers and Voices of My Heart.

We’d love to hear what you want to read, or hear about some great new websites you think we should know about, or other library suggestions.  Just email us or post at the end of this blog!