Welcome! We hope that you and your family are well during this time of distance learning. We are here to try and make things a little bit easier by providing support with myMCPS portal, student logins, and access to a ton of online resources for research and learning, including access to ebooks and audio books among other things. Please do not worry about books that you currently have checked-out, we are not issuing any obligations for seniors or anyone else.
Please visit our myMCPS virtual media center site, located on the myMCPS school site.
Please also visit our Destiny Discover page which we are currently updating with a variety of resources.
Please also take advantage of the Montgomery County Public Library and all their amazing resources. You name it, they have a database for it! Don't currently have a library card? No problem! You can get one now online.
Feel free to email us with any questions you may have.
Media Center Staff
Media Specialist: Ms. Ward at Catherine_E_Ward@mcpsmd.org
Media Assistant: Mrs. Wiacek at Kathleen_A_Wiacek@mcpsmd.org
Media Services Technician: Mr. Crespo at Elvin_J_Crespo@mcpsmd.org
Virtual Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Building Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mission: The DHS School Library's mission is to foster and encourage lifelong learning and a culture of literacy in a collaborative community, and to provide a variety of diverse materials in different formats and viewpoints, both supporting the curriculum as well as individual growth.
IMPORTANT: please make sure you are using CHROME, or a browser other than Internet Edge (IE) to view the resources as many of the following links will not open in IE. If you're at school, simply click on the links below.
If you're outside DHS, you will need the usernames and passwords which can be accessed here via your school google account: DHS Online Resource Usernames and Passwords
- Ancient and Medieval History
- Ask Us Now!
- Britannica Academic
- Britannica Annals of American History
- Britannica Escolar (Spanish)
- Britannica Image Quest
- Britannica Japan
- Britannica Merriam-Webster's Dictionary
- Britannica Moderna (Spanish)
- Britannica School: All Levels
- Culture Grams
- Destiny (Library Catalog)
- Discovery Education
- Encyclopedia Universalis
- Encyclopedia Universalis Jr. Online
- Gale Academic One File
- Gale Biography in Context
- Gale Books and Authors
- Gale Chilton Library (Auto Repair)
- Gale in Context Middle School
- Gale in Context High School
- Gale General One File
- General One File High School
- Gale One File NEWS
- Gale Opposing Viewpoints
- Gale U.S. History in Context
- Literature E-Book Collection (ABC-CLIO)
- Mackin Ebooks (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
- Mango Languages
- Overdrive ebooks and audio books
- Proquest SIRS Discoverer
- Proquest SIRS Researcher
- Salem Health
- Salem History
- Salem Literature
- Salem Science
- Teaching Books
- Teen Health and Wellness
Go to the Sora app and click on Montgomery County Public Schools, find Damascus High School, then sign in with your computer username and password and start listening or reading. It's that simple!
The DHS media center catalog is online! You can search the catalog without logging in, however, you can do a lot more if you login using your computer username (ID#) and password as you do at school. The login button is located on the top right corner. Once you login you'll be able to...
- Use the catalog to create personalized, virtual bookshelves for books you have read, are now reading, or want to read in the future.
- Discover the top 10 most popular titles recently checked out by DHS staff and students.
- Check the new arrivals section for books that are new to our library.
- Students (and parents) can easily see what books they have checked out and when they are due. They can even put a book on hold right from their mobile device and it will be waiting for them in the media center.
- Looking for a specific book? Search by keyword, author, or title.
So many wonderful resources are available from the public library's website with your library card. Access free study guides for the SAT, AP classes and much more, listen to a wide variety of streaming music, access over 13,000 classical scores plus a wide variety of sheet music. Watch a self paced video lesson for an instrument, voice or art. Read hundreds of free magazines, learn a language on Rosetta Stone, (free? you guessed it!). MCPL has so much to offer. Check it out and see what you've been missing.