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"To sit and dream, to sit and read,
To sit and learn about the world" 
~Langston Hughes~

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
~ Joseph Addison  ~



Welcome to the Jackson Middle School Library Media Center!



Last year the JMS Library changed our circulation system to Atriuum.  Everyone still agrees that it is very different but we are adjusting to the more each day. The OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) is really terrific! Not only can you search for books but you can see if they are checked or not and if they are AR books.



Reading goals have been set for the sixth graders based upon their first STAR tests.  These goals are a required part of Mrs. Jacobs Reading Class. 


Find the link to the AR BookFinder through our Links page.  Use this new tool to help you find books at your reading level.  This is part of the Renaissance Live program that is now available in the JMS Library.  Ask the librarian for more information or help.


     Programs of the Jackson Middle School Media center are designed to assist learners to grow in their ability to find, generate, evaluate, and apply information that helps them to function effectively as individuals, and to participate fully in society.  the program provides a full array of learning opportunities for individual students and for groups.  The library media program provides a variety of resources and services to meet the needs of students in the changing society.



JMS Library Media Center Rules and Policies

Individual Student Use 

  • The Library Media Center (LMC) is open for student use during school hours: 8:35 -3:00.
  • Students must have a signed and dated LMC pass from their current classroom teacher.

Check Out

  • Students may check out two books for a three-week period.
  • Students may not check out items if they have overdue book(s) or owe for an overdue book.


Computer and Internet Use

  • The LMC has computers and a networked printer available for student use.  Students may use these computers for research, word processing, desktop publishing, and multimedia productions.
  • Access to the computers and internet services are is given to students who agrees to act in a considerate and responsible manner.
  • To use the internet for school related use, a student must have an Internet AUSP form on file indicating that both the student and parent have read and understood the school system's Internet guidelines and the parent has given the student permission to be online.
  • Articles, portions of articles, or information from any of the networked resources may be printed in the LMC.  The amount to be printed is limited, and as every program prints differently, be very careful when using the print command.

Care for Books and Materials

  • All students are expected to treat the LMC with care.
  • Students are responsible for the books that they check out.  Students should not loan the books to their friends and are not allowed to check out books for anyone else.
  • Students who damage books may be charged a replacement fee for the book.



Behavior While in Library

  • Absolutely no food or drinks are allowed in the LMC, which includes gum, candy, sunflower seeds, water, and sodas.
  • Students should enter the LMC quietly and read, study, and work quietly while in the LMC.


  • Remember the LMC staff is here to help you in the LMC, do not hesitate to ask!



About the Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources are available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.