About the MHS Media Center

Who do we serve? Mulberry High School’s Media Center serves approximately 1200 students in grades 9-12.

What about computers? 32 computers have Internet access and are equipped with Microsoft Office package – Word/Excel/PowerPoint.

Who can use computers? In compliance with the Polk County School Board policy, ALL students at MHS are allowed to use computers. All computers are to be used for academic purposes only.

Checkout? Students may check out all books at MHS. Three (3) regular books may be checked out at a time for twenty-one (21) days. We use the Follett software DESTINY as a catalog/circulation system. Students may search for books using this system.

Size of our collection? 8,643 books, 166 Playaways, 332 audiovisuals, 21 magazines, 1 newspaper.

Renewals? All items may be renewed.

Holds? If a book is checked out, a student may request the book be put on hold for checkout once it becomes available. The student should pick up the book within one week after being notified or the book will be returned to the shelf.

Overdue books? It is the student’s responsibility to return books on time. Date due slips are located in the back of the book to serve as a reminder. Students are responsible for returning the book in a timely manner.

Lost Books? It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Media Center staff and pay for any lost or damaged books.

Information about Getting a Public Library Card

Getting a library card is very easy.  As a resident of Polk County, library cards are available at no charge.  Parent or guardian of child will need to bring in proof of identification and residency, such as a valid driver’s license, utility bill or insurance card to their local library to get a library card.  Residents, property owners and business owners, employees and students of Polk County Public Schools and employees of Polk County Gov’t and Polk County college students may qualify for a free library card.

A Polk County library card is good at all 15 public libraries, including special collection libraries like the Historical Genealogical Library and Law Library located in Bartow.  We have a bookmobile making 13 stops throughout Polk County and B-Mail (books-by-mail ) offering free home delivery service (anything you can find in your library can be delivered to your home). To get the ball rolling, parents can go online to register for a library card (follow the link below) and pick their card up at their library.

You can register for a card online via this link.  This is a placeholder until you can get to the library to complete your registration; after a month, the account will close.

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District Online Resources

Polk County Public Schools’ Library Media Services acknowledges the importance of maintaining access to current resources, building research skills, and developing digital literacy skills. PCPS provides a variety of online resources for all our schools, such as Gale database resources, Accelerated Reader, World Book Web, and more! Visit the link below to see the full list of online resources.

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