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Media Center Access

The purpose of the school library media center is to encourage the love of reading and to support the school community and curriculum goals through self-selected reading materials. The media specialist collaborates with families and teachers to support students in the selection of reading materials that meet their reading interests.

Media Access Levels

Parents and guardians have the right to limit their child’s access to materials in the school library. The media access level a parent/guardian selects for their student will be in effect for the student’s academic career in Volusia County Schools. The parent/guardian may request a change in access at any time by completing the form again or contacting the school media specialist.

The default access for all students is limited.

Definitions of access levels


  • Limited Access: A student may access materials in the media center except for items on the parent permission required list and Young Adult (YA) titles (middle school only).
  • Unlimited Access: A student has full access to the materials in Volusia County Schools libraries including access to any titles that require parent permission. This includes permission for the student to check out Young Adult (YA) titles when the student is in middle school.
  • No Access: A student is not permitted access to materials in any of the Volusia County Schools libraries without parent permission.

Process for Modifying Media Access

Parents may modify their child’s access to materials in the school library by completing the Volusia County Schools Media Access or by completing a paper-based Volusia County Schools Media Access form available from the school media specialist.

Media Center Access Form

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PRHS Media Center Vision:

The vision of the Media Center is to be the center of collaboration, curiosity, adaptability, critical inquiry, and trans-literacy at Pine Ridge High School.

PRHS Media Center Mission:

Our mission is to empower students to be critical thinkers, effective and ethical users and producers of ideas and information, and lifelong readers and learners, in order to become successful citizens in a global society.  Our students will meet these challenges while retaining a strong sense of their own culture, diversity, and heritage.  

Media Center Access Information:

The Volusia County School district has a process in which parents can select their student's level of access to the school media center collection each year: 

  • Unlimited (Students default to unlimited access if Media Center Access Form is not filled out.)
  • Limited
  • No Access

Parents can access the form to tell the district their preference using the link below. The parents' choice will be recorded in Destiny, the district's library book circulation system.

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Mrs. Hackey Reading

Mrs. Hackey--Media Specialist


Welcome to the PRHS Media Center

2023-2024 Florida Teens Read

FTR 2023-2024

Most 2023-2024 FTR books are available via E-Book!

The library is your center for work, exploration, research, discovery, and calm.

Enter with purpose and be where you are supposed to be. 

If a student disrupts this environment, he/she will be asked to leave.

Food and drink are NOT welcome in the Media Center.  Only water bottles with lids are allowed. 

All are welcome here.  You may check out books, work QUIETLY on assignments, get tech support for 1-to-1 devices, or get assistance from Mrs. Hackey with anything related to what the Media Center has to offer.  Horseplay is prohibited.  The Media Center is a place for learning.  If your behavior and/or noise level interferes with the learning environment, you will be asked to leave. 

Tables and chairs are placed to maximize study/reading space, minimize unnecessary noise, and provide flexible learning spaces.  Sometimes we are arranged for a particular activity/testing scenario.  Because of this, please ask before moving furniture.