Media Center
2300 West Main Street, Mendota, IL 61342
Phone- 815-539-7446, Bilingual- 815-539-8377
Fax- 815-539-3103

Welcome to the MHS Media Center!

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Media Center Hours - 7:45 AM until 3:45 PM, Monday through Friday


Media Center Staff

Ms. Cervantes - Media Aide

Ms. Delong - Media Aide


Contact Information

(815) 539-7446, extension 521


Media Center Mission Statement

 To enable all students to develop their individual academic skills to their maximum potential in a learning environment promoting academia, self-esteem, and respect among staff, faculty, administration, and the student body of Mendota High School


 Media Center Rules and Procedures

  • Please regard the Media Center as a silent workroom. 
  • The check-out period for library materials is two weeks. Please return or renew borrowed material on time. 
  • Students MAY come to the Media Center for more than one period per day if they more than one study hall.
  • Only one EBS/RC book may be checked out at a time.
  • Three non-EBS books may be checked out at a time.
  • Reference (R) materials cannot be checked out - they must be used in the Media Center. 
  • Magazines cannot be checked out - they must be enjoyed in the Media Center.
  • A student ID must be presented to check out material.
  • Students must have a signed pass to enter or leave the Media Center. 
  • All overdue materials will be charged a fine of .05 cents per day overdue.  The due date is stamped on the pocket slip.  Weekends and holidays are not counted as an overdue day and there is a 2 day grace period before fines will begin to accrue.
  • A courtesy fine notification is emailed to student and parent/guardian every Monday.
  • No additional Media Center materials may be checked out until all fines are paid.
  • Students are responsible for paying for lost or damaged books.
  • Computers must be used in an appropriate manner - research and educational use is given priority. Students who are not using a computer for school work may be asked to give up their computer for a student who needs to complete school work. 
  • Respect all library resouorces including computers, furniture, and library materials.
  • Cell phone use is not permitted in the Media Center.
  • Eating or drinking is not allowed in the Media Center.


 Media Center Favorite Links

Paid Databases: 

 Please see the library staff for the username and password for Opposing Viewpoints and World Book Online.  You can access both of these databases from home but the usernames and passwords are different.  You can only access SIRS from school.


  (Opposing Viewpoints)Cengage Learning




  World Book(World Book Online)


      (Social Issue Research Database)         



Free Online Resources:  - Graves-Hume Library - to search for resources from Graves-Hume Library - Outstanding books for the College Bound - A free online encyclopedia that offers millions of free articles, pictures, facts, and biographies - A free online resource that provides access to the the Columbia Encyclopedoa. an atlas, a dictionary, and a thesaurus. - The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collection. - This is a search engine for students that searches only credible web sites that are approved by Internet research experts. - "Librarian of the Internet" that presents only credible, high-quality and trustworthy web sites that are reviewed by humans. It includes Web Guides, Beyond the Headlines and Netcetera. - provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues. This site provides fair, Free, and unbiased resources.