The media center is open to students and faculty from 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday and until 2:40 P.M. on Friday.
Our Mission is to provide customer service and equitable access to current databases and print materials while creating a safe and inviting environment where learning can take place.
In addition, the media center staff places a high priority on service to help meet the educational, recreational, and curricular needs of its users and is always available to assist the school community.
Students may use the Media Center during the school day, including lunchtime, with an INDIVIDUALLY teacher-signed pass or with a class. Permanent passes are not acceptable. No more than five (5) students are to be sent to the library on individual passes during any one period without prior approval from the media staff. Student access to the Media Center may be limited by media staff at various times because of crowding, behavior, or other reasons.
In keeping with the regulations of the school, food and beverages are to be kept to the cafeteria.
Students are responsible for each item they check out. The cost of a lost book is its replacement cost.
Printing for students is available for a fee using a card reader system. Users may also save to a disk or to their folder on the server.
Internet use is a privilege - not a right; users may be monitored. Illegal use of the Internet is prohibited. As per the School Board's Acceptable Use Policy, e-mail for students is not permitted during school hours. Additionally, games are not allowed at any time. Computer operations may be denied to users who improperly use the computers.
Full text of some newspapers and magazines may be accessed through the computer databases. Additionally, daily copies of the Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and el Nueva Herald are available.
All materials MUST be checked out of the media center. This practice
makes it easier to locate materials when they are needed by teachers and
students. All materials may be searched using SAVVYCat, Broward School's
online card catalog.
Students may checkout up to four books at a time. Books can be checked out for a two-week period and can be renewed for another two weeks if necessary. Reference collections are limited to in-school use only.
Unlimited materials except for reserved materials. Faculty circulation period is for 30 days and may be renewed if materials are not reserved
Ten books at a time. One audiovisual material at a time. Staff circulation period is for 30 days and may be renewed if materials are not reserved.
Faculty and students are encouraged to return items in a timely manner so other my have the opportunity to use them. Students and faculty are financially responsible for materials checked out to them. Students are reminded not to check out materials for others.
What is SAVVYCat?
SAVVYCat is the online card catalog for all materials circulating through the media centers in Broward County Public Schools. Included in the union database are approximately 2,880,000 items located in Broward's 231 elementary, middle, high, center and technical schools. SAVVYCat may be accessed from school or home at: http://sbbc.library.net. The system is operated utilizing the Library.Solution software from TLC/CARL.
SAVVYCat may be searched from school and home making resources more readily accessible.
SAVVYCat may be searched by individual school or by performing an all school search.
A SavvySearcher is one who accesses information efficiently and effectively by:
How can you search for a book using SAVVYCat?
Access SAVVYCat at: http://savvycat.
Or access SAVVYCat from home: http://savvycat.broward.k12.fl.us/
How do you search for more materials in SAVVYCat using the Advanced Search Method?
Wildcard Searching - allows you to search for partial words in the search query box by using the wildcard symbol * (asterisk) to the right of a word stem.
You may also use the * character in a search as a substitute for any individual character.
Exact Phrase Searches - you can search exact phrases by enclosing them
in quotation marks (" ").
What do the buttons on the SAVVYCat Search Screen do?
Broward County Public Schools - Copyrighting Policy 4212
Broward County Public Schools - Copyrighted Materials - Reproduction and Usage Policy 6318
Media Center Handbook - Section A - Page 19
In an effort to ensure quality resources for all Broward County Public School students, the Learning Resources Department has purchased annual subscriptions to a variety of online databases for the 2004-2005 school year.
Contains resources for professional educators and administrators.
a collection of 5,000 videos & CD-ROMs for check-out
Florida's public school database of 17,000,000 items, searchable by county
and available for inter-library loan.
Broward County Public Schools
Fort Lauderdale, Florida