Library Resources

The library collection consists of a wide range of print and digital resources that include fiction, nonfiction, biographies, story collection, videos, and reference books. The collection also includes a wide array of magazines and daily issues of the Miami Herald and The Wall Street Journal. The online databases that WCS subscribes to are accessible any time from any computer with Internet access. Database usernames and passwords are available in the library.

Hours

Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 5 pm

Books may be checked out until 3:30 pm.

Announcements

Important Information

List of 7 items.

  • Online Library Catalog

    The WCS Library Media Center has an online library catalog. Patrons may search all the holdings of the library from any computer on or off campus. Searches can be made by title, author, subject heading, and keyword. The catalog will list all resources in the collection that match the search topic. Bibliographic information and the availability of the resource are also listed. 
  • Check In, Check Out

    Students may check out books for two weeks. Books not returned punctually will accrue a fine of .10 cents per day per book. Students may renew the books if necessary. Resources not returned to the library within 60 days of their due date will be the borrowers' responsibility to replace. 
  • Operations

    Students are expected to adhere to all school rules while visiting the Media Center and conduct themselves in a manner conducive to studying or reading. Students must have a pass from their teacher to come to the library during class time. A pass is not required when the student has lunch period. All students are required to sign in on the sheet at the circulation desk when entering and leaving the library. The staff will check the sign-in sheet and passes every period.
  • Photocopy Machine

    Students may use the photocopy machine located near the circulation desk. The Library Media Center adheres to all copyright laws. 
  • Mission Statement

    The mission of the Westminster Christian School Library Media Program is to support the curriculum of Westminster Christian School by providing access to current and appropriate information resources to ensure that all students, teachers, and staff are effective users of ideas and information. In addition, the Library Media Center staff is committed to nurturing students to become servant leaders for Christ.
  • Media Center Technology

    The Westminster Christian School Media Center contains three computer labs and is considered the hub of all technology on campus. Students have access to a wide variety of services here. These include the library cataloging system, high-speed Internet access (including Wi-Fi access), word-processing, printing, and access to numerous research databases.
  • Network Acceptable Use Policy

    Internet and network access offers valuable, diverse, and unique educational resources to both students and teachers. Use of the Internet for educational projects will assist in preparing students for success in life and work in the 21st century. The students will learn to make choices, to refine their ability to evaluate and choose to gain new skills in selecting what is valuable from what is not. Our system has been established for educational purposes. The term "educational purpose" includes classroom research and activities. 
    It is the policy of Westminster Christian School that all users of the Internet and network read, sign, and agree to the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). The purpose of this agreement is to ensure that use of network resources is consistent with the stated mission, goals, and objectives of the school. The smooth operation of the network relies upon the proper conduct of the students and faculty who must adhere to strict guidelines. These guidelines are provided so that students are aware of the responsibilities that go along with network use. If a user violates any of the provisions in the AUP, his or her account will be terminated in accord with the rules and regulations.
HSMS Library Media Specialist
Kathy Ramirez
kramirez@wcsmiami.org
HSMS Library Assistant
Gayle Marcellini
gmarcellini@wcsmiami.org