The library media center is comprised of two areas: a large study room (main library) and an adjacent collaboration lab. The main library hosts a print collection including fiction, non-fiction, and reference works for a total of 10,000 volumes. Titles are selected to coincide with the curriculum and to promote an interest in recreational reading. This section of the media center has tables and chairs for 45 students and lounge type seating for 8 additional students. Also, 6 student workstations are available to provide convenient computer access. The library also serves as the homebase for the middle school chromebooks. Students in the middle school retrieve their assigned chromebook in the library at the onset of the day and return the chromebooks at the end of the day.
The collaboration lab is equipped with tables to promote collaboration and group work. The lab is available to teachers, classes, and groups of students. It can be used by classes working on research and course related projects. Teachers can bring their classes to the lab to receive an overview of the wide variety of resources available through the library website and databases . The librarian reviews information gathering skills as they relate to specific class projects assigned.
The library media center is fully automated. Computer resources available include an online catalog to locate materials within the Mount library, a collection of e-books and subscription databases to address research needs across the curriculum, a multitude of Internet resources, and various downloadable word documents to assist students with projects. All of these resources are available to students at home through the Library Media Center Libguide on the MSC website using the student’s chosen username and password.