The media center at Nautilus contains a comprehensive print and non print collection. Students also have access to our online resources through MDCPS’s website. Connections to e-library, SIRS, Facts on File and various other databases link students to thousands of online scholarly journals and newspapers. Students can follow world events from an international perspective with the Columbia International Affairs Online Journal and the Associated Press Photo and News Archives. Our media center provides students with the use of computers throughout the day. Nautilus’s media center is an integral part of our school.
General Operating Policies
In order to maintain inventory control and to provide a more productive learning environment for our students, the following procedures should be observed:
- NO FOOD, DRINKS OR GUM IN THE MEDIA CENTER.
- Return books to circulation desk.
- Do not re-shelve books. Place books in designated areas so that Media Center personnel may re-shelve them.
- After using the Media Center, students should leave the center looking neat and ready for the next class.
- Encyclopedias and reference materials should be returned to the shelf in their proper order.
- If a student is on a pass, he/she should leave ten minutes before the end of the period.
- In order to maintain the proper library environment, one must be respectful of the needs of others to concentrate and focus on desired information/task. Students that disrupt this learning environment may be removed from the Media Center.
Computers and Printers
The Media Center computers are available to students and staff for academic purposes.
- Internet access allows you to explore and locate a variety of subjects.
- Library computers share a limited amount of printers. Please be considerate of others.
- Individual computer use may be limited due to high demand.