Library Resources and Services for students


The media center is open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Monday - Friday. Occasionally, the media center will be closed due to meetings and/or special events.

Visiting the Media Center

  • Students need a pass to Media Center with student's name, date, time, purpose & teacher's signature.
  • Students must SIGN IN at the Circulation Desk and give their PASS to Media Staff.
  • Media Center is open during lunch. Students must stay in the Media Center for the entire lunch period.
  • Food, drinks, cell phones, headphones,earbuds and hoodies are not allowed in Media Center.

  • Students may visit the Media Center to:
  1. Study/Complete assignments
  2. Read
  3. Check In/Out books
  4. Type research reports or essays
  5. Conduct research
  6. Print essays or projects (fee for printing)
  7. Purchase items from school's store

Book and eBook Check out

  • Students may check out up to three books for two weeks
  • They may renew their checkouts unless the books are on hold.
  • Fines for overdue books will be charged at a rate of $.05 per school day per book. The maximum fine for each overdue book is $5.00.
  • Students who have overdue books or have unpaid fines of $2.00 or more are restricted from further checkouts until fines are paid and/or books returned.
  • Students are responsible for lost or damaged books and will be charged book cost for replacement.
  • Students need to create an account to check out eBooks.

PCHS Media Center School Store

Items for sale

  • Printing - $.10 per page
  • Color printing - $1.00 per page
  • Copies - $.10 per page
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Notebook paper
  • Poster board
  • Index cards
  • Flash drives (limited)
  • Bookworm (bookmark)


Gale in Context

Gale in Context


"The Gale In Context suite of student databases meets the needs of today’s learners with a user-friendly, mobile-responsive design. Eye-catching, engaging, topical resources provide current, authoritative, media-rich content that seamlessly integrate with curriculum-aligned materials that span core subject areas.

Get the most out of your investment. Add Gale In Context: For Educators, a specialized toolkit that lets educators collect, organize, customize, and share instructional materials sourced from your Gale In Context databases. (Gale's flyer)"



Password: patriots

Paulding County High School Online Catalog

How to find a book in PCHS Media Center

Use Destiny or Destiny Discover below:


  • Create login: you can request book(s) online & we can have it ready for you to pick up
  • Student/Parent Resources: https://www.paulding.k12.ga.us/Page/34245
  • Advantages:
  • Check to see if we have a book, equipment, DVD, etc
  • Login for eBooks (see below)


Follett Lightbox @ PCHS

"Designed to inspire contemporary students, Lightbox incorporates videos, Google Maps, worksheets, audio, quizzes, and other exciting interactive features. Lightbox also integrates access to your eBook collections, Destiny® Library Manager™, Vocabulary.com, and other key sites."

Lightbox is located in Destiny Discover.

Paulding County High School eBooks

PCHS Magic Wall


Create an account in Destiny Catalog, using your student ID# and computer login. Check out book via Destiny or PCHS Magic Wall.

eBooks for students and teacher to check out. Primarily young adult novels and classic literature.

Learner eBooks


Login: pauldinghs

Password: ebooks

Abdo Digital Bookshelf - Epic Press (eBooks)


Login: Pauld615

Password: shelf

RESEARCH Resources

GALILEO - GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online


Paulding County Schools

Current Password:

eBooks Collection - GALILEO


Atlanta Journal Constitution (ajc) Online


Login: pchsmedia

Password: patriots

New York Times Online

CLICK HERE: New York Times

Under review

To read in a format optimized for your smartphone or tablet, visit nytimes.com/mobile

As long as you are in the school building, you have web access to NYTimes.com on any device – computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Resources from West Georgia Regional Library

College Prep Resources (SAT, ACT, ASVAB) - Learning Express Library

Click on the link below or go to GALILEO, use the public library password (mayday), click on database, click on Learning Express Library, click on College Prep Center. Register to create an account.

"LearningExpress LibraryTM - LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more."

Find a book based on Lexile

Find the Right Book for You!

The Find a Book site is a easy way to find books based on your Lexile measure and interests. Books are suggested by genre based on your Lexile score or a series of questions you answer if you do not know your score.



YALSA's Teen Book Finder App & Database

YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free online database and app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access nearly 4,000 titles recognized YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone.

Have an Android phone? Download the Android version now!

Have an iPod Touch or an iPhone? Download the iOS app now!

App features include:

  • a homepage featuring three titles from the database, refreshed each day
  • the ability to search for books by author, title, award/list year, genre, by award, and by book list
  • a Find It! button, powered by the OCLC WorldCat Search API, that will show users where to find the book in a nearby library
  • a Favorites button, to create an individualized booklist
  • the ability to share books from the Teen Book Finder on Twitter and Facebook

The android and iOS versions of the app are funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Both versions of the app were developed by Ora Interactive.

Have a question or comment about the app or want to report a bug? Contact yalsa@ala.org.

Source: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/products/teenbookfinder