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NHS has a current Public Performance Site License by Movie Licensing USA (division of Swank Motion Pictures, Inc) in order to show films during non-teaching activities and programs. Please see link for more info or talk to the Media Specialist with any questions.

Calendar Reminder

Please always check with the Media Specialist regarding scheduling of Media Center space, including the computer lab. Requests should be done in person or via school e-mail. Please note that we will do our best to update the calendar daily; however, it is best to always check with the Media Center staff. Thank you.

Staff Databases

**Click on image to go directly to website. Please ask Media Specialist for passwords for home use.

EBSCO for Staff

Recommendation: EBSCOhost Professional Databases, ERIC, or MasterFILE Premier

Explora Educator's Edition 

Priddy Library (The UNIVERSITIES at Shady Grove) 

MCPS staff can receive support in person, for both print collection and online resources. No pony service available.

GAFE & Online Services Presentation

Accessing Rosetta Stone

U.S. Department of Education: Student Privacy Info

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Send a Student to the Media Center?

Students are welcome to utilize the Media Center during the day with a pass signed by the designated teacher of that class period. A maximum of four students from the same class will be allowed without a teacher. However, scheduled classes will receive priority for space, equipment, and resources. In addition, students will be sent back to class if they are not on task. No passes are needed for entrance during lunch, before, or after school.

What Spaces are Available in the Media Center?
There are three spaces available for scheduling of classes: 1) computer lab with 36 desktop computers, a Promethean Board, and printer 2) 8 tables with a projector (left side of Media Center) 3) 8 study tables with Promethean Board (right side of Media Center). In addition, there are 8 laptop carts (10 laptops in each cart) available for checkout on a daily basis. The laptop cart and key must be returned at the end of the day, even if you are using the cart again the next day.

How do I Schedule Space in the Media Center?  

In order to schedule space/lab, please either visit the Media Center or e-mail the Media Center staff. Staff can view the availability of media spaces through Google Calendar on the Media Center webpage, but only Media Center personnel can make changes to the schedule. For best availability, please make sure to sign up in advance, especially for laptop carts or the Media Center computer lab.


**Substitutes may not use the media center space (including computer lab) with an assigned class. If you are scheduled to be in the media center and have to be out, please have alternative plans for the substitute to use your room. The only exceptions are long-term subs.


The Media Center strives to be a collaborative work environment with many resources available to teachers and students. Please speak to the Media Specialist for additional support.  

How do I Laminate?
Laminating will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays for instructional use only. Staff can drop off material in advance or before noon on the day of laminating.

How do I Use the Poster Printer?

The Media Center has one color poster printer for instructional use. All files must be sent in PDF or JPEG format to Media Center staff.