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Media Center

The St. Joseph Catholic School Media Center program strives to enrich the curriculum, provide a research atmosphere, and encourage reading throughout the school community.  The media center specialist assists the school community with accessing available resources.
Library Media Specialist: Mrs. Linda King

Other Links



Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Mississippi Writers Page

PAL: Perspectives in American Lit

Academy of American Poets

Poetry 180—Library of Congress

Poetry Foundation 

Representative Poetry Online—University of Toronto






American Memory (National Digital Library)

National Archives

Digital History

Virtual Library History

Internet History Sourcebooks Project (Halsall)

Eyewitness to History

History Channel

Lewis and Clark

Pearl Harbor

Smithsonian Institution

Media Policies

Hours: The library is open Monday –Thursday, 7:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.  The library is open at 7:30 on Fridays, but closes early (3:00 p.m.) on Fridays and early dismissal days.

Sign In: All students must sign in at the circulation desk upon entering the library; this is for state department purposes. 

Library Pass: During school hours, students must present a pass from a teacher upon entering the library indicating a specific purpose for the visit.  Students will be asked to return to classes and obtain passes from their teachers if they arrive without them. 

Assistance: The library staff is available to help students who need assistance.  Please ask if you have any questions. 

Overdue Books: Books are checked out for two weeks and may be renewed for an additional two weeks if the book has not been requested by another student.  There is a $.10 per day, excluding weekends and holidays, for each day a book is not returned.  Students cannot take semester exams until all fines are cleared with the library.

Lost Items: It is the student’s responsibility to keep up with their library materials.  In addition to the cost of the item, students will be charged a $5.00 surcharge for lost library material.  Please notify library staff immediately when materials are missing; otherwise library fines will accrue at $.10 per day. 

Computers: Students may use library computers at any time.  Classes with reservations are given first priority.  Teacher preferred computers are located in the front left corner of the library; students may be evicted from these if a teacher is in need of a computer.  Students are charged $.05 per page after the first three pages printed. 

Printing and Copying: There is a printer and a photocopier available.  Students may send prints to the printer through the librarian. Prints are $.05 a page. Students may request copies for a charge of $.10 per page for black and white and $.25 per page for color.

Supplies:  Please respect the library staff’s workspace.  Supplies such as pens, pencils, staplers, etc. are available upon request.

AV Equipment: Students cannot check out equipment, videos, or audio-books.  

Food Policy: No food, drinks, or gum are allowed in the library. 

Library Space: All library materials and chairs should be returned to their proper places before leaving the library.