Dunbar Magnet School Media Center
Contact

Mary Batey

Phone: 251-221-2160

Welcome

500 St. Anthony Street
Mobile, Alabama 36603

Mission

The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This mission is accomplished through the following:

  • By providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
  • By providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas
  • By working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students

Hours and Access

The Library is open from 7:20 to 2:15 every school day and operates on a fixed and flexible schedule.

Circulation Policy

  • Students may check out 2 books for 14 days.
  • Teachers and students may renew books unless another patron has a reserve placed on the material.
  • No fines will be charged; however, a student will not be allowed to check out or reserve another book until the book is returned or replacement cost is paid.
  • Overdue notices will be provided weekly through the homeroom teachers.
Calendar

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Other Policies
The library advisory committee consists of faculty, parents and students and advises on local issues and material selection.  Dunbar Magnet School library follows the District policies for selecting materials, budgeting, Internet acceptable use, and reconsideration of materials requests.  See the Mobile County Public School System Library Media Services Handbook for more information.
 Students will be charged 10 cents a page to print in the library.

Students are required to have their I.D. Badges for check-out, office, and cafe.
Replacement I.D. Badges cost $5.00 

Replacement lanyards are $2.00

*Be sure to check out the links section of the library page for helpful student and parent resources!
Links
Students
Destiny Library Catalog
Destiny Library Catalog
https://mcpss.follettdestiny.com/common/welcome.jsp?site=121&context=saas03_0139762

Discovery Education Resources
Discocery Education
http://mcpss.discoveryeducation.com/public:session/login?next=http%3A%2F%2Fmcpss%2Ediscoveryeducation%2Ecom

Reference
RefCheck
http://www.refdesk.com/

Reading
Mobile Public Library

Find books at your local public library.  They also have a growing collection of ebooks!

http://mplonline.org

All Readers

Detailed book reviews from many different genres.

http://allreaders.com

Book Adventure

You must create an account, but then you can take reading practice quizzes on books.  These are very similar to Accelerated Reader quizzes, but they are NOT exactly the same.

http://www.bookadventure.com/Home.aspx

Research
Alabama Virtual Library
The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources are available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state. For access to AVL from outside school, see your school librarian.
http://www.avl.lib.al.us

Merriam-Webster

Dictionary Reference

http://www.merriam-webster.com

Citation Machine

Provides templates for citing references using several writing styles, such as APA and MLA.

http://www.citationmachine.net

Easy Bib

EasyBib supports 6 new citation styles: AMA, ASA, Harvard, Chicago Author-Date, CSE and ACS.

http://www.easybib.com/

Copyright for Kids

What is copyright?  What are the basic do's and don'ts of copyright?

http://www.copyrightkids.org/

ALEX

Alabama Learning Exchange

http://alex.state.al.us/
Teachers
Big Universe
Big Universe

Students can now use the award-winning website, Big Universe, to read books online.  Each student has their own username and password.  The students can use their computer username and password that they use at school to login to the computers to have access to thousands of free ebooks.  Many have Accelerated Reader quizzes.

http://www.biguniverse.com/member/signin/mcpss

AR Home Connect
AR Home Connect

Use your child's AR username and password to see their AR progress.  You can also sign up for email alerts to let you know when your child takes an AR test and the score they made on the test.

https://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/HomeConnect/

Homework Help
Homework Alabama

Free online homework help. Get help in math, science, English, social studies or writing from a live tutor.  Tutors are available 3 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.

http://homeworkalabama.org

Khan Academy

A library of over 3,800 videos on everything from math to chemistry, history, and hundreds of skills to practice.

http://www.khanacademy.org

AAA Math

A comprehensive set of of interactive arithmetic lessons with unlimited practive available of each topic.

 

http://www.aaamath.com

Discovery Education

Use your MCPSS computer username and password to access thousands of learning videos.

https://mcpss.discoveryeducation.com