Ben Cato High School Library and Media Center
Welcome
The Ben Cato High School Library and Media Center consists of three areas: the Circulation Library, the Reference Library, and the Computer Lab. Regular hours of operation are 7:00 am to 2:30 pm. To find materials in the reference and circulation libraries, click here to search our Destiny catalog.  Ask Mrs. Sanders for assistance if you can't find what you need.   

Books are circulated two weeks at a time with a limit of 3 books.  Materials can be renewed twice.  Students must have a pass to the library during regular school hours, unless they are visiting during their lunchtime.

Check out the helpful links posted under STUDENT RESOURCES on the bottom of this page and provided on the Links page.  These resources are invaluable tools when doing research, homework, or just wanting to find a good book.
Reservations
To schedule a class visit to the library, check the calendar link on this page and see Mrs. Sanders.
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Contact List

Sanders, Catherine
RAIN
Media Specialist/TST
Mission Statement:

The mission of the B.C. Rain Media Center is to promote the effective use of ideas and information for college and career readiness by:

  • Ensuring access to electronic and print materials.
  • Collaborating with students and staff across the curriculum.
  • Providing instruction and professional development on educational technologies.
  • Empowering patrons to use and produce media in a variety of formats.
  • Fostering a lifelong love of reading.
Student Resources
Links
Students

 

Destiny
https://mcpss.follettdestiny.com/common/welcome.jsp?site=192&context=saas03_0139762

Big Universe
https://www.biguniverse.com/signin

Moodle
https://engage.mcpss.com/

Discovery Alabama
https://mcpss.discoveryeducation.com/public:session/login?next=http%3A%2F%2Fmcpss%2Ediscoveryeducation%2Ecom

ebooks
https://wbb08992.follettshelf.com/shelf/servlet/presentshelfform.do?site=8992

One Drive
http://365.mcpss.com

OPAC
http://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/index.php

Mobile Public Library
http://www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Accelerated Reader Book Finder
http://arbookfind.com

Alabama Virtual Library
http://www.avl.lib.al.us/

Mobile Press Register
http://www.al.com/mobile/

Renaissance Place
http://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/

Teachers

 

ALEX(Alabama Learning Exchange)
http://www.alex.state.al.us/index.php

Book Spot
http://www.bookspot.com/readinglists/

Discovery School
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/

Educators Desk Reference
http://www.eduref.org/

PBS
http://www.pbs.org/teachers

Rubrics
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Teach-nology
http://www.teach-nology.com

Teachers Net
http://www.teachers.net

Websites for teachers http://www.sitesforteachers.com
Homework

Free Homework Help Online
http://homeworkalabama.org

Hippocampus
http://www.hippocampus.org

Math Help
http://www.aamath.com

Copyright

Copyright
http://www.copyright.gov

Plagiarism
http://library.uwa.edu/Help/Plagiarism.ppt

Just For Fun

 

Cool Math
http://coolmath.com

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com

Quiz Hub
http://www.quizhub.com

http://www.washingtonpost.com
Research

 

Alabama Virtual Library
http://www.avl.lib.al.us

Andy Spinks
http://www.andyspinks.com

Chemistry
http://www.chem4kids.com

Citation Machine
http://www.citationmachine.net

Everything About Alabama
http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org

http://www.ipl.org

Internet Public Library Teen Space
http://www.ipl.org/div/teen

Mobile Public Llibrary
http://www.mplonline.org

Noodle Tools
http://www.noodletools.com

http://www.usa.gov

Testing

ACT Information

http://www.act.org

SAT Information
http://www.collegeboard.com