Books: The LMC maintains a varied collection of over 6,000 books selected for their relevance to the MCHS curriculum and the interest of the students and staff.
Approximately two-thirds of the collection is non-fiction classified by Dewey Decimal Classification. The catalog of all LMC resources is completed automated. (The program is called “Athena”, look for the purple Athena icon on the desktop of school computers to access it.)
Each student is allowed to have TWO books checked out at a time. The check out period is two weeks. You are allowed to renew a book once. You will be fined 5 cents per day that your book is overdue.
Magazines/Journals: The LMC subscribes to approximately 60 magazines covering a wide variety of interests. Most recent back issues are kept on file for one year in the magazine room.
Magazines can be checked out on a block-to-block basis. Please sign-out your magazines at the circulation desk, and return them at the end of the block.
Newspapers: The LMC subscribes to five newspapers: The St. Louis Post Dispatch, USA Today, The Hannibal Courier Post, The Lake Gazette, and The Shelby County Herald. The newspapers are located on the “coffee table” and are available first thing in the morning.
Newspapers may not be checked out.
Reference Resources: The LMC has a well-stocked and up-to-date reference collection.
The reference area includes seven major encyclopedias:
Academic America Encyclopedia
New Book of Knowledge
World Book Encyclopedia
In addition to general encyclopedias, the media center offers special subject encyclopedias in all the major disciplines, as well as almanacs, atlases, dictionaries, and biographical sources of information.
All reference materials may be checked out overnight after school or during the final minutes of the day.
Career Information: The LMC has a large collection of career resources and test prep books. Career resources can also be found in the Guidance Office.
Yearbooks: The media center has an archive of MCHS yearbooks, some dating back the the 1925 “Zizzer”. (Zizzer is the old name of the Panther Tracks yearbook.)