Library Media Center

  • Policies and Services



    • Students may check out three (3) books at a time for a two-week period.
    • Students may renew books for one additional two-week period.
    • Students will be charged $.05 per day on overdue books.
    • Students are charged the replacement cost of the book if the book has been lost or damaged.
    • Reference materials are provided for in-library use and may be checked out only for overnight usage.
    • Magazines are provided for in-library usage. Past issues may be checked out for a one-week period.


    A maximum of 5 students may come from a class during any given school day. Students must arrive with a pass and an educational purpose. Students must use their assigned ID and password to access the Internet. All storage devices must be scanned by the library media staff prior to usage.

    Classes are scheduled into the Library Media Center on an "as needed" basis. Teachers should sign up in advance to reserve a time slot in the Media Center.

    The media center computer lab has 18 computers that can be used by teachers for class instruction. Please check the media center calendar for availability and reservations. In addition, one wireless lab containing 29 laptops is available for classroom check-out and usage.

    Teachers are welcome and encouraged to sign up to use the engaged classroom area for orientation, instruction, student presentations, and/or collaborative information literacy activities with the library media specialist.

    Overhead projectors, carts, cassette recorders, VCRs/DVDs, LCD projectors, and televisions are checked out through the Media Center.

    All videos shown in the classroom must have a direct connection to the curriculum being taught.


    The Library Media Center is offered as a place for reading, studying, and conducting research in a quiet atmosphere. Students are asked to present their pass to a library media staff member and then sign in at the circulation desk.

    Students are also welcome to spend their lunch time in the Media Center. The expectation is for all students to be accountable for the area they occupy and clean up after themselves. There are no book fairies that jump out of the stacks to clean the area or push in chairs.

    For the protection of resources; food, drinks, and/or gum are NOT permitted near the books or compters in the Library Media Center. We have a library cafe` available where students can sit and sip a cappuccino or hot chocolate as they dip into a good book in a relaxing atmosphere. 

    Since we wish to offer a place conducive to reading, research, and study, all students are asked to use, enter, work, and leave quietly. The media center is a shared setting where teaching and learning support the educational goals of Dunnellon High School.


    Every student is offered computer access provided they adhere to the Marion County School Board Acceptable Use Policy. *CODE OF CONDUCT* Click on the link provided and advance to pages 14-15. This policy is intended for the protection of students. Acceptable uses of the network are activities which support teaching and learning. Chat rooms and personal e-mails are prohibited. Students not adhering to this policy will forego their privilege of using school computers. 

    We provide the use of the copy machine at the cost of $.10 per page.

    Library users may print copies of documents from the Internet or a word processor at a cost of $.10 per page for black text.

    Various programs are planned throughout the year to allow students and faculty an opportunity to hear storytellers, poets, and other types of guest speakers in the library. Book Week in the fall and School Library Media Week in the spring are generally the times when these special programs are planned by the library media specialists. Click on the Media Center Calendar in the side bar for literary events.


    • Go to the Marion County Public Schools website
    • Log onto your student portal using your network username & password
    • Open Destiny by clicking on the icon on your desktop or search for Destiny with the search box
    • Choose your school from the list of schools
    • In the green box labeled  “Narrow Your Search To”  use the pull-down menu next to Material Type  
    • Choose  Electronic book (e-book)
    • Click on Keyword or push enter to search for all e-books
    • Open an e-book by clicking Open next to the title

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    Most Dunnellon Library Media Resources are available virtually 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (24:7) You can check out our electronic resources through the Find It Fast! link.


    The mission of the Dunnellon High School Library Program is to empower all students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.


    The school library media center is a place where students will explore informational texts, delve into areas of personal interest, expand their imagination, and develop the ability to think clearly, critically, and creatively about the resources they have chosen to read, hear, or view.