Library Media Center

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handy mlc pageThe mission of the LMC is to provide the resources designed to meet the educational needs and interests of our students, and teach the skills to find the resources.  Students are able to utilize the Library Media Center individually and in an entire-class situation.

The collection houses approximately 17,000 items. There is room for 3 classes at once. The LMC also circulates traveling technology and over 150 novel sets, used in classrooms. The LMC has large flatscreens wired for both television and computer signals to better implement instruction and meetings. A full-size computer lab and a conference room are also attached to the facility.

The three large, secondary-level BCPS Library Media Centers are original members of the Valley Library Consortium, and are the only school library members.  Both the on-line catalog and the circulation system run through the VLC.  Handy, CHS and Western are the only school libraries in the entire area with a shared catalog with all our local public libraries.

More information on the LMC can also be found on this webpage, the Handy Library catalog page, as well as in the Student Handbook section of the student planner.