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BCMS Library Media Center

Welcome to the BCMS Library Media Center 

Need a book? Our Overdrive collection is available to you 24/7 all summer long! Click here to get started. Select “Bethlehem Central School District, log in with your GAFE (school Google credentials) and borrow away.

Loan Policy

You may check out up to four items at any given time. You may not check out any items if you have overdue materials. Once overdue materials are returned, you are free to check out new materials. You must reimburse the library for any lost materials.

Loan periods are:

  • Books: 3 weeks
  • Magazines: 1 week (one magazine out at a time)
  • Reference Books: Do not circulate (occasional overnight use at librarian’s discretion)
  • Audiobooks: 2 week
  • Video and software: Circulate to teachers only


The LMC houses a variety of collections. Fiction is organized by genre (Animals, Fantasy, Realistic Fiction, etc.), and within each genre, by the author’s last name. Nonfiction and reference items are organized by the Dewey Decimal Classification System [PDF].

Computer Use

The LMC has a number of computers for research, word processing and the Internet. During classes, homebase and after school, computers may be used for school-related research/topics. Sixth graders and other students new to the district must have an Acceptable Use Policy signed by a parent/guardian before they may use the Internet. Students are expected to use computers in a responsible manner by abiding by the BCMS Computer Use Guidelines [PDF].

Behavioral Expectations

  • Show respect for fellow Library Media Center users. Quiet talk is allowed if it is not disruptive to classes and other students.
  • Treat library materials and equipment with care.
  • Food, drinks, gum, hats, and personal electronic devices are not permitted.

Library Resources

Books & Reading
Web Resources for Students
Research Guide & Resources
  • Discovery Education If the login screen asks for your “Active Directory” login,
    use your district network username and password.

Our mission is to support the curriculum to create a lifelong love of reading in our students. Using the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st Century Student Learner to support the New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum, we collaborate with teachers to develop students who can think critically and work independently.