• Welcome!

    Mission Statement
    The mission of Alcorn Middle School Media Center is to assist students in gaining knowledge through inquiry and critical thinking by using information ethically to create new learning opportunities through collaboration in order to become productive citizens.

    Library Media Center Hours: daily 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM on school days. *Hours are subject to change without notice.

     

    Visiting the Media Center

    Students may visit the library media center before school, during lunch, and after school as well as during class time. Students will to have a pass to visit the media center and can get a pass from staff on duty in student areas or from a classroom teacher. All students have opportunities to visit the library through their English Language Arts (ELA) classes every two weeks for book checkout or other activities.



    Scheduling:

    Flexible scheduling is used in the media center. Entire classes, small groups, and individuals may schedule with library staff to use the media center on an as-needed basis. A pass signed by a teacher or staff is required for an individual student to use the media center before school, during classes and during lunch.

     

    Collection:

    The collection is used to support instruction and provide recreational reading for all students and staff. The collection contains books, eBooks and audiobooks.

     

    Circulation:

    • Students are required to have their ID with them in order to check out.
    • The loan period is two weeks for students and as needed for teachers.
    • Students may renew a book one time if no one else has requested to borrow the same book.
    • Students may have up to two items checked out at one time.
    • Students are responsible for paying replacement costs for library items that are lost or damaged. Overdue and lost book notices will be sent out via email on a monthly basis to homeroom teachers.
    • Students with lost book(s) will need to clear these fees to continue to check out materials from the media center.

  • Destiny Discover  https://www.gofollett.com/aasp/ui/pick/pick

    Want to find a book?

    Use Alcorn Destiny Library Catalog

    Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks

    See all titles available, including eBooks, via Destiny Discover.

    Destiny allows students, parents and teachers to view the book collection or the entire district's library holdings from home or school, 24/7.

    Alcorn Destiny Discover

    To check out eBooks and Audio Books, first log in (select Log-in located at the top right hand corner).
    Your student ID (lunch number) is your username
    Your Six Digit Date of Birth is your password.
    (i.e.  January 12 2008 would be 011208
    Teachers you can log in using first name.last name and your employee ID number.

     

    SC Junior Books

     

    Virtual Library – Reference Collection                                                                                                                                       Help

    Discus   The South Carolina State Library provides citizens of South Carolina access to a collection of databases, making it your one stop shop for information. Discus, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users, provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7.

    Discus is a collection of subscription databases with an array of resources ranging from books and magazines to maps and videos. Discus also links to TeenCloud and Tumblebooks, a free collection of electronic books, and many other digital collections and resources. Discus is accessible at www.scdiscus.org  and requires a password for home use. While at school you do not need a password to use this database. Contact the Media Center for home use login information. The password changes every year and is not published online.

    Richland Library Richland Library

    https://www.richlandlibrary.com   Richland County Public Library provides even more databases to library card holders. You'll need your library card
    barcode and your PIN number in order to access them. Library cards are free to Richland County residents.)

    The PIN is the last four of their student ID number. These accounts do not need to be activated; they are live and ready to be used. Please note: the PIN is the last four of the Student ID number.

     

    Why Read