Library & Technology Resources
The Centennial High School Library Media Center has thousands of fiction and nonfiction books, audio books, professional books, journals, and reference materials for our students and staff. We provide resources and recreational reading materials that enable our students to become both information literate and lifelong readers and learners. In addition, we provide educational technology and professional materials for faculty and staff.
Our library is a warm and welcoming space where members of the Cougar Nation can come to complete academic research, projects, compositions, and homework; to read for enrichment or pleasure; to access technology; and to study. Our staff greet all visitors with a smile and a ready and helping hand and eagerly await the opportunity to serve and assist.
The Library Media Center operates on a flexible schedule and is open to students throughout the day as well as through extended hours after school.
Mission & Strategies
The mission of Centennial High School’s Library Media Center is to facilitate student learning and to support the students and faculty by providing a wide range of resources for student success. We assist students, teachers, and staff in critical thinkers and lifelong learners, we foster a love of reading for a variety of purposes, and partner with faculty to teach information literacy skills in the following ways:
- Selection and organization of materials for contemporary and relevant research projects
- Guidance in location of appropriate materials for academic projects
- Training and facilitation of information literacy skills for all visitors
- Maintenance and development of the library’s print, electronic, and multimedia collection to represent current and authoritative information as well as appropriate and high interest materials for pleasure reading
- Collaboration with faculty to plan and implement lessons, incorporating technology whenever possible
- Distribution, maintenance, and collection of textbooks and technology equipment
Media Center Policies
- Students leaving a study hall or class to use the library must bring a pass including the following information to the circulation desk: student name, teacher name, sign out date and time, and teacher signature.
- Students must sign in to create a roster that will be used in the event of an emergency.
- Once in the library, students are expected to work quietly on a specific academic project and should sign out and promptly return to class when they have achieved their purpose.
- Students using the library will follow all behavioral and internet use guidelines as outlined in the student handbook
- Students using the library will follow verbal instructions in case of an emergency.
- Students using the library may not bring food or drink into the library or library lab.
Media Center Resources
This list includes some of our most popular and helpful resources for students.