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Library Media Center Hours

Monday - Friday:
7:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.*

*If the Media Center needs to be closed, notifications will be posted.

Students must sign in electronically via the Google Sign-In Form when they enter the Media Center.

Media Center Passes:

  • Required during class periods from the designated teacher 
  • maximum of four students from the same class will be allowed without a teacher
  • No pass needed during lunch, before or after school

Library Media Center Staff

Media Center Staff:
Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Sarah Breslaw


Media Assistant

Mrs. Roseann Saah


Media Services Technician (MST)

Mr. Johnny Thrift


MCPS Electronic Use Policy

*The Media Center follows MCPS policies on computer regulation.*

MCPS IGT-RA: User Responsibilities for Computer Systems, Electronic Information, and Network Security


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Vision & Mission


Northwood HS Media Center welcomes students and teachers in a resource-rich environment that incorporates effective use of information literacy and creates a culture of success at school.


To serve as a pathway to student achievement, the Media Center program provides 24/7 access to ideas & information, helps students develop lifelong literacy skills, and facilitates production through a collaborative, welcoming environment for all students & staff.

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Library Policies & Procedures

Circulation Policy:

  • Students can check out most books for 3 weeks at a time
  • ​All materials can be renewed unless the material is on hold for another patron
  • ​Students with overdue materials are not permitted to check out additional items until items are returned
  • ​Payment must be made for any books that are lost or damaged
  • No refunds for found materials after the school year ends
  • Overdue notices will be distributed through your English classes

Behavior & Responsibilities

  • Please be respectable of other students and staff using the Media Center

  • You are responsible for your own personal items

  • Computers are for school work only

  • Covered drinks and/or water are allowed, but not near the computers

  • All other applicable school rules will be in effect in the Media Center, including no hats

Device Usage

  • Devices may not be used to disrupt the educational environment or violate the rights of others, including, but not limited to audio, video, and image recording

  • You are responsible for your own personal items

  • Please keep phones on silent in the Media Center

  • ​You must leave the Media Center to answer a phone call

Computer Usage

  • See User Responsibilities for Computer Systems, Electronic Information, and Network Security IGT-RA

Computer Accounts:

  • Users are responsible for their own individual accounts and must keep passwords strictly confidential
  • Users are prohibited from sharing accounts and passwords
  • Any violations that can be traced to an individual account name will be treated as the responsibility of the account owner
  • Users must log off all systems before leaving a computer or workstation or allowing others to use it

Computer Conduct:

  • Students should treat MCPS electronic property respectfully
  • Using language, pictures, or other material that is obscene, vulgar, abusive, or otherwise harmful to students is prohibited
  • All use of computer facilities, networks, and other technology resources must be for educational purposes

Printing Rules:

  • Be wise with your printing!

  • Use “Print Preview” to make sure you are not printing blank pages

  • Tip: Download as a PDF when working with Google documents

  • No more than 5 pages of school work per day (unless it is a required like a longer paper assignment that is due)

  • Print double-sided (page setup, under options, check the box)

  • No class sets/multiple copies for friends

Contact Us!

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Mrs. Breslaw
Northwood High School Media Center
(301) 649-8088

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