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Media Center

Contact Information:

Ms. Brenda Hager - Media Specialist

Mr. Joey Rawlings - Instructional Tech Support

Leonardtown High School Library Media Center

Have you stopped and checked out a great read lately?  We have brand new titles in the Media Center this school year!  We also have new e-books this month.  Go to smcps elibrary and view the Catalog to find books and our Follett e-book shelf!  Talk to us about your login for this amazing service. 

Mission Statement: "We will work as a team every day to ensure that Leonardtown High School students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. Staff and students have assured our best efforts in receiving reliable reading and information to be prepared for our changing world."

On-Line Databases

The Media Center has subscriptions to the following sites. All can be accessed from home or school. See your Media Specialist or a teacher for the username and password. Our license prohibits publication of passwords.

SIRS Knowledge Source

Comprehensive search portal SIRS databases. You can use the portal or choose to visit one of the following databases directly off the Knowledge Source portal.

SIRS Government Reporter: 

Historic and Government Documents, Directories and Almanacs

SIRS Renaissance

Current Perspectives on the Arts & Humanities

SIRS Researcher

Student Reference, Social Issues, Health, Science, & Business Public Library Online Database

World Book Online

It provides access to World Book Encyclopedia as well as current events, a dictionary, a Spanish-language encyclopedia, and more.

Culture Grams

It provides information on the world's countries and peoples.

Public Library Resources

St. Mary's County Public Library

Provides databases of information including periodical magazines, articles, biographies, newspaper articles, history resources center, health issues, business, and math.
Password: Public Library card barcode number


Search for any of the below items using our online public access catalog.


eBooks, fiction, nonfiction, reference, paperbacks, magazines


Current magazines may be read in the Media Center. Back issues of magazines are available for checkout. 


Reference materials may not be checked out; however, copies may be made from all reference materials at no charge.  


Available for individual student use in the Media Center with a pass from the classroom teacher or during lunches


The Washington Post and The Enterprise.
We keep paper copies of the newspapers for at least two weeks. Students may use old newspapers to cut out articles, cartoons, and other items.  Most news articles are available through our databases here at LHS or through the public libraries.


All B&W printing is $.10/ page.  Color copies are $.25/ page. 


Copies made from the library materials are FREE.

Go GREEN!!! 

We can email you a copy of the pages in the reference book you need with our copier/printer/scanning printers.


The Internet is for educational use only. No e-mail, chat rooms, bulletin boards, or leisure surfing are permitted. Computer use must be related to school assignments. 

Checking Out:

Check out period is 3 weeks with unlimited checkout except when a book is overdue on the account.

AUP (Acceptable Use Policy through SMCPS) form

Submit in order to have computer access at LHS. You will be blocked from using SMCPS computers until this important paperwork is signed and returned.