Go to the LMS Directory for links to individual schools' media centers web pages and media specialists email addresses.
Library Media Centers
Most FCPS schools have a media center under the supervision of a professional media specialist. Media centers are used by students for research, computer access, and selecting their favorite books. Media specialists offer guidance and lessons in developing information skills, book selection and cybercitizenship.
- Collection Development: Media center collections are developed by each media specialist to promote an interest in reading at their schools. Many items are selected based upon reviews featured in several school-centered publications. Items are age- and content-appropriate for the school level. If you have questions or concerns about your child accessing media center materials, please feel free to contact the media specialist for your school.
- Obligations: Most students are allowed to check out materials from their media center. Students are financially responsible for all library materials checked out. Overdue notices are given to students to notify them of their outstanding obilgations. Chronic overdue can result in replacement costs and/or loss of media center privleges. All students have online access to their accounts to track outstanding obligations.
- Online Accounts: To track checked-out items or to request materials online, all students have individual online accounts. Contact a media specialist to get log on information to view a student's online account.
- Internet Access: The internet access is available at all media centers. Elementary student access is monitored and usually restricted to FCPS subscription-databases. Middle and high school students computer usage must adhere to FCPS Regulation 400-73: COMPUTERS: ACCEPTABLE USE OF DIGITAL NETWORKS AND ONLINE RESOURCES. Students wanting independent access to the internet must complete and submit the permission form signed by their guardian that appears at the end of the regulation.