Media Center

Student Identification Cards

The first ID card is free for any student entering Port St. Lucie High School. There is a $2.00 charge for additional ID cards.

Library Media Program

The Media Center is established to be an integral part of the school’s overall educational program. It supports the school’s curriculum by working cooperatively with teachers to provide a variety of print and audio/visual materials and equipment for use by teachers and students. The Media Center Staff not only provides materials and service, but also assistance in their effective use.

Checking Out Books

Most books can be checked out for two weeks with renewal privileges if the books have not been requested by another person. Periodicals may be checked out for two nights. Four items at a time may be checked out.

Returning Books

Fines are not charged for overdue materials, but items are expected to be returned on time to check out additional materials. If a book is lost or damaged while it is checked out, the person the book is checked out to must pay for the book or the amount of damage occurred. A dollar fine is charged for lost date-due cards. Books and materials should be returned in the book drop at the circulation desk.

Passes Required

During school hours students will not be admitted to the Media Center without presenting a legal pass. Four (4) students at a time from each class can visit the Media Center, space permitting. A student may be admitted to the Media Center during his/her lunch period without a pass.

Other Information

Copy Machine – Available for students at ten cents per copy.

Periodicals – Magazines may be checked out for two (2) nights. Full text magazine articles can also be accessed through computer databases.

Library Media Program – SUNLINK is a project that provides greater access to information resources for Florida’s K-12 public school students. Funded by the Florida Department of Education, SUNLINK is Florida’s K-12 public school union catalog, a shared database of materials in Florida library media centers. The SUNLINK school library media collection database can be accessed through the World Wide Web or in the Media Center at a designated work station. Students and teachers can search the entire state or a single SUNLINK school’s library media collection. Searching can be done by title, author, subject, keyword, location, language, format, or any combination of these. Port St. Lucie High School’s Media Center is a member of SUNLINK so our collection can be found in this database. See Dr. Farwell in the Media Center if you would like to borrow an item from another school’s collection. There is no charge for this service.

Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) – A library classification system which divides all knowledge into ten main classes. This system is used to shelve non-fiction items.

000 – Generalities
100 – Philosophy and Related Disciplines
200 – Religion
300 – The Social Sciences
400 – Languages
500 – Pure Sciences
600 – Technology (Applied Sciences)
700 – The Arts
800 – Literature
900 – General Geography and History

Additional Services: Graphics Production, Word Processing, & Laminating

Group Meetings – Groups are welcome to utilize the Media Center for meetings and special school events. You are asked to:
Sign up in advance
Clean up after your meeting or event

Media Center

Rick Ferrante – Media Specialist/Audio/Visual Media Specialist (337-6723)
Mary Binsse- Media Clerk (337-6721)

Hours: 6:55 AM – 2:10 PM daily

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