GALE Resources

  • All GALE databases in one place!

    You can find the GALE 'Testing and Education Reference Center' on the right sidebar, as well as all other databases offered by Marion County, including our latest database, 'Biography in Context.'

    GALE Database Link

    Stop by the media center for password information.

Book Suggestions!

  • Use this link to suggest books for the Media Center!

How-To Guides

Library Media Center


    The mission of our library and its staff is to provide resources which will support and enhance the total curriculum. The library media specialist is a certified teacher and library information specialist who instructs and assists students and faculty who visit the Library Media Center in their quest for information.






    • Student may check out five books for up to three weeks. 
    • Items can be renewed. 
    • Overdue items are charged five cents ($.05) per day / per item. 
    • MCPS Acceptable Use Policy must be on file for Internet access. 
    • All Internet access must be for a teacher assignment
    • Students can use a flash drive, Sky Drive, or Google Drive to save their work. 
    • No food or beverages permitted. 
    • Printing and copying is $.10 per page.




    Destiny is the library media center catalog. Not only is it available at your school computer, but now teachers and students can log in and access it from home to check out the West Port collection! After you login to West Port's card catalog, you'll have access to all the usernames and passwords for the many eBook database collections.


    WorldBook Online
    Need another great resource to use for research?  Use the WorldBook Encyclopedia online!  See one of the library staff for the username and password to use at home.
    Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary 
    The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary is based on the print version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. The online dictionary includes the main A-Z listing of the Collegiate Dictionary, as well as the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names sections of that book.


    Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
    The Purdue Online Writing Lab offers over 200 free resources for students including writing, research, grammar and mechanics, and style guides for both APA and MLA.

    Florida Electronic Library
    The Florida Electronic Library is a gateway to choose Internet resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information. Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books, providing information on topics such as current events, education, business, technology, and health issues.

    Florida Teens READ
    The Florida Association for Media in Education has a young adult reading award for students in grades 9-12, Florida Teens Read. The mission of the program is to encourage Florida teens to read enjoyable, quality literature.  Check out this special collection in the front of your media center.

    Marion County Public Library
    The Marion County Public Library System.

Hours of Operation

  • 8:15 - 3:30
    Monday - Friday
    (limited availability Friday mornings)

    Open during Power Hour

    24/7 Online

Theatre Library

  • Mrs. Shelley's Theatre Books are now available in the library!  Find the theatre collection on the far wall behind the computers.

    Use this list to search books by genre, then stop by and check them out (standard media center checkout policies apply.)

    Official Theatre Script Library

English Research Projects

  • If you're conducting research for your English class, you can use the GALE database for all your research and citation needs.

    See the attached page for more information, and as always, if you have questions stop by the media center.
    Gale Database Instructions

Science Fair!