ANGEL provides professional library services to member schools, allowing them to better serve their students. ANGEL is a service created to provide excellent library materials, including books, videos, CD's, and audio books which help support the curriculum.
After a consultation with the school, reference material and titles are ordered to create a well-rounded library collection.
Teachers may request specific titles or subject areas to meet curriculum needs, or they may rely on the ANGEL librarian to select titles for them. Special requests can be in addition to the recommendation lists, or they can be in place of the recommendation lists.
ANGEL orders books in quantity, with the volume discounts passed along to the schools. Due to availability, we cannot always guarantee that every book request will be fulfilled, however, we will do our best!
ANGEL handles all book processing so that the materials are ready to be placed on the shelf once they arrive at the school. Processing includes cataloging the book by a professional librarian, labeling the book with the school code, and printing and applying spine and barcode labels.
Backlog is any library materials that you bring to ANGEL for processing. (These are not the new books purchased each year using your regular ANGEL funds.) The cost is $1 per item for us to process the backlog materials. You are responsible for getting your library materials to ANGEL. Once we have finished cataloging and processing your backlog materials, we can ship them back to your school if necessary, though it is preferable if someone from your school can pick them up to save on shipping costs.
You may feel that a book provided by ANGEL is inappropriate to your collection, or you may already have a copy of that book. Your budget will be credited with the value of that book. However, if you have requested a book, it may not be returned for credit. Also, no credit can be given on books purchased in the previous fiscal year.
Online Catalog Access
Books for all member schools are available for searching in ANGEL's Online Catalog. The catalog is searchable via the Internet from within the school, home, or community. If a member school has an automation system other than Surpass, ANGEL will provide MARC records for all materials cataloged to be imported into the school's own system.
Schools that are in the Southern Union Conference are a part of ANGEL and have the benefit of ongoing service. Schools outside of the Southern Union Conference, termed NAD Schools, must apply for enrollment on a year to year basis. See our Forms page for the Enrollment Form. We need this form turned in to ANGEL by September 1.
Questions and Concerns
For more details on the program, please see our FAQ. If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at anytime. We are committed to making your ANGEL experience a good one!