Contact Us:
68 Dudley-Oxford Road
Dudley, MA 01571
Mr. William Chaplin, Principal
Fax: 508.943.5956


Welcome to the John F. Canavan Library at Shepherd Hill Regional High School

Hours & General Information

John F. Canavan Library at Shepherd Hill Regional High School

Our mission is to provide our patrons with the research materials they need to succeed academically while providing titles to assist with their emotional and social growth in a setting that is welcoming and safe for all students, staff, and faculty.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

There are over 30,000 books, periodicals, and videos available to the students, faculty, and staff at Shepherd Hill. We have 16 desktop computers, 30 laptops, and access to nearly 60 educational databases.

Seven honors directed studies meet in the library each day, as well as students from three to five directed studies per period. In addition, the library is open for collaborations with classroom teachers requiring information literacy instruction, research, and/or book selection.

Anja Kennedy, Librarian



Click here to access our databases.

To access the databases from home, a Massachusetts public library card number is required. Please visit your public library if you do not have a card; it's very easy to get one! You can also access these databases from any public library in Massachusetts.

You can get a temporary 6 month Boston Public Library card online if you need one in a hurry for database access. It’s quick. Click here to apply.

Other Library Resources

Citation Help

Purdue OWL (for help with MLA formatting and citations)

EasyBib (for help with citing sources)

Access to Other Library Catalogs

Worcester Public Library Catalog All access

All C/WMARS Library Catalogs All access

Boston Public Library Catalog All access

Massachusetts Virtual Catalog All access

Learning Express (Learn-A-Test) All Access

Ask Ms. Kennedy if you need help using any of these resources!

Library Calendar

Visit the Library Calendar page to view the current schedule and request available periods.

You can book the desktop computers, the laptop computers, or the library's tables.