Media Center

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. Rosas at Juan_E_Rosas@mcpsmd.org

Virtual Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Building Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Phone: 240-207-2230

 


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. 


ONLINE RESOURCES

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


 Sora picLike audio books or ebooks?

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! 

DESTINY

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.

 

Montgomery County Public Libraries

mcpl updatedSo 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.