Bryant Library Media Center
Contact
Paulette Lollar 
Phone: 251-824-3213 ext 13638
Gloria Urban 
Phone: 251-824-3225 or ext 13604
Welcome

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Hours:

  • Monday & Friday - 6:35 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 6:35 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
  • Extended time - As needed.

Materials

  • Reference materials available for in-house use.
  • Wide selection of non-fiction and fiction materials available for check out.
  • Magazines available for in-house use.

Copier

  • All copyright laws must be observed. Please see our links to review laws.

Visitors

  • Individual students must have a pass.
  • Classes may register to visit as a group with their teacher.
  • Parents may visit during our hours of operation - Please pick up a visitor's pass in the front office.

Calendar

Mission Statement:

The mission of Alma Bryant Media Center is to provide a productive learning environment that will enable staff and students to become information literate, to use information effectively, and to provide educational and technological opportunities for all patrons.

 

Media Center Goals:

1) Increase Circulation

2) Increase Community Involvement

3) Promote collaboration to implement Literacy Standards to meet College and Career Readiness Standards

Computers

  • Follett Destiny is available to search our resources. 
  • Internet access is available to students for research purposes
  • Short video explaining Office 365 
  • To work on projects and research go to Office 365 and login or https://login.microsoftonline.com
  • You will have access to your work from any Internet connection.
  • Remember you will need to login to the library computers using your own login information
  • iPads are available for class check outs

Circulation Policy:

  • Students – Two books for 2 weeks with .05 a day late charge up to $1.00, if students are conducting research more items may be checked out. Damaged or lost items must be paid for in a timely manner.
  • Staff- unlimited materials with no late charges, videos, books, reference materials, and magazines.

Rules and Procedures:

  • No book bags
  • No food or drink
  • Place all chairs neatly around the tables when you finish working
  • Do not re-shelve books, place them on top of the bookcases
  • Print only the material that you need
  • Work quietly
  • Ask for help if you need it
Links
Copyright
Other Libraries
Mobile Public Library
Search the Mobile Public Library before making the trip. Make note of the branch that has the items you wish to borrow. The West Regional Branch has an excellent reference area.
http://www.mplonline.org

Library of Congress
Seach the U.S. Government's library to find various events, services, and information of a wide range of topics.
http://www.loc.gov/

Library of Congress Catalog
Search this area of the Library of Congress to locate bibliographical information about books and articles.
http://catalog.loc.gov/

Library of Congress' Stories and Facts Page

Locate activities and interesting facts and find answers to commonly asked questions.

https://www.loc.gov/about/fascinating-facts/

Thomas
Legislative information now available on the Internet.
http://thomas.loc.gov/

American Memories for Teachers
Educational resources available online. Find lesson plans, activities, and professional development.
http://memory.loc.gov/learn/

American Memories
Provides access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music pertaining to American History.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/

Legislative Branch of U.S.
U.S. Congress, Legislative Agencies, Commissions, and information resources.
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/legbranch/legbranch.html

Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)

Search thousands of articles from specific databases. Remember to pick up your free AVL card from your school librarian or any public library.

http://www.avl.lib.al.us

Florida Virtual Library
http://library.flvs.net/home.htm

World Digital Library
http://www.wdl.org/en/

Internet Public Library for Teens
http://ipl.org/div/teen/

Information You Can Trust

Have a question? Ask an ip12 librarian.

http://www.ipl.org/index.html

Library Media Handbook
Alma Bryant Library Handbook
http://www.almabryanths.com/?PageName=Library&Page=DocumentsCategory&iSection=Library&CorrespondingID=
eBooks
Alma Bryant eBooks
https://www.gofollett.com/aasp/ui/pick/picked

Big Universe eBooks
https://www.biguniverse.com/signin
Office 365
Office 365
http://images.pcmac.org/Uploads/MCPSS/MobileCounty/Divisions/Videos/Student%20ProPlus.mp4
Help and Free Resources

Homework Help

For homework help go to Homework Help Alabama 

http://www.homeworkalabama.org/

FAFSA: Financial Aid from the U.S. Dept. of Education

Students, you may use this site to begin your search for college scholarships.

http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/completing_fafsa/index.html

Mineral Information Institute
Need help with geology? Want to find some good activities for science? Visit Mineral Information Institute.
http://www.mii.org/helpforstudents.php

Citation Machine
Do you need help with bibliographic or in text citations? Check out the citation machine.
http://citationmachine.net/

Automatic Bibliography & Citation Maker
MLA citation help is free from EasyBib.
http://www.easybib.com/

Free online educational games.
Simple online games designed to educate.
http://www.theproblemsite.com/games.asp

Scholastic Online Activities
Scholastic offers a variety of activities by grade and subject level.
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/learn.jsp

Kathy Schrock
Discovery Education host Kathy Schrock's many resources. Great for students, parents, and teachers.
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/

Explore the New Thinkfinity.org

http://www.readwritethink.org/about/news/explore-thinkfinity-24.html

Many resources are available for students, parents, and teachers at Thinkfinity.

http://www.readwritethink.org/about/news/explore-thinkfinity-24.html

Encyclopedia of Alabama
Excellent resource for information about Alabama.
http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Home.jsp

Accelerated Book Finder
Use this link to view books with Accelerated Reader test.
http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx

Student Hacks

Where to find a librarian 24/7.

http://www.askus247.org

Instructify
Provides K-12 library sites and primary source materials online.
http://www.instructify.com/

The Big 6

A proven approach to information problem solving.

http://big6.com

Bibliography Help
Another site to help build your bibliography.
http://www.bibme.org/

Otto Bibliography
The lazy way to create a bibliography.
http://www.ottobib.com/

College and Career Planning
Students--Begin your online college and career planning.
Parents--Be involved in your student's college and career planning.

http://www.connectedu.net

Best of History WebSites

Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.

http://www.besthistorysites.net/

Discovery Education

Discovery Education transforms classrooms and inspires teachers with engaging interactive content and services that measure and improve student achievement.

http://www.discoveryeducation.com