Mountain Lakes High School Media CenterThe new media center was officially opened for the start of the 2006-2007 school year. Students and staff alike appreciate the spacious well appointed center. It has state of the art technology as well as an extensive print collection of over 24,000 volumes. In the past five years we have expanded our subscription database and e-book collection for our students and staff. Students and staff can borrow Kindle e-readers that were generously funded through the Mountain Lakes Education Foundation and the Boonton Twp. Education Foundation.The media center is also home to the new Mountain Lakes Online Academy! Ms. Nancy Latimer, Educational Technology Specialist, assists students in creating a Personalized Learning Plan for semester long online courses that appeal their individual interests. Students are then able to come and complete the courses as their schedules permit.
Janice Hurley, M Ed. Library Media Specialist / English Teacher
7:15 am - 3:00 pm
The library is open before and after school for student and staff use. During the school day upperclassmen with off periods may use the library, while 9th graders must have a pass from a subject teacher to come from Study Hall. All students MUST sign in and out of the library at all times. Food and beverages in the library are strictly forbidden. Small groups of two may sign out study rooms and students are expected to not move the library furniture to create larger groups. Students are expected to treat the library and its materials respectfully, and maintain an academic environment for all to enjoy.
There are computers (desktops and laptops) available for student use. All computers have word processing, access to the library catalog and the Internet. A bank of networked laser printers serves all computers. All students using school computers are required to submit an Acceptable Use Policy signed by parents and students. Misuse of technology will result in loss of privileges. There is an additional Acceptable Use Policy for using the Kindles.
Students may reserve a laptop computer and data projector for a class presentations. The projector can be used with a Macs or PCs. Addtionally, TVs, VCRs, and DVD players are available for classroom use.
Fiction and Non-Fiction books have three week loan periods. Reference books may not be borrowed. Magazines and videos may be borrowed for one week.
Books, Magazines:$.10 / day DVDs: $.25 / day
Lost or damaged materials: the value of the item