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MBHS IMC Home Page: Library Policies & Procedures

Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources. Questions? Call us at 301-649-2831 or by email at mediacenter@mbhs.edu

Student Expectations

The Media Center belongs to the entire Blazer community and empowers students to students thrive in a vibrant shared space. During the year, we hold many special events and host many activities, working closely with teachers, club sponsors and administrators. View our calendar for events.


What you can find here:

Knowledgeable staff who can help with research, tech support, and access to school online networks.

Ample seating, 50 computers, and Chromebooks for use in the media center.

A dedicated quiet zone.

A collection of textbooks, AP, ACT, and SAT study guides - help using the Testing and Education Reference Center.

Several computer stations for student collaboration and a large screen collaboration station for group work.

A Kindle Loan program so you can read and listen to books for class.

Electronic Responsibility

Cell phones are allowed for silent uses only. Phone calls may not be placed or taken in the media center. 

Students will be asked to remove headphones when seated with other students at tables. Students are asked to remove headphones when talking with or listening to others, including to staff.

Students who print non-school related material will be charged a fee of $0.10 per page. We are always happy to help print to save paper.

All uses of computers and the computer network at Blair must be for educational use and comply with MCPS computer regulations.

Code of Conduct

Blair Media Center users respect the mission of the IMC:
to provide a quiet place for research, homework, reading, or school activities.


  • Blair Media Center follows MCPS and Montgomery Blair High School policies to ensure that the Media Center environment promotes student learning.
  • Media Center seating at tables and computers is arranged to provide for individual and group study. Let us know if you need special arrangements.
  • Media Center staff may request students without study materials to move in order to accommodate students who need table space for study.
  • Computers and printing may be used only for schoolwork.
  • Food and drink (except water) are not allowed in the media center. Please, no liquid of any kind near the computers or Chromebooks!
  • Students must present a current student ID in order to use the media center computers, Chromebooks or borrow materials.

Borrowing Policies

  • Your Blair ID serves as your library card to check out materials, including computers.
  • The checkout period is three weeks for most books. Bring materials in for renewals.
  • There are no fines on regular loans, but you will be charged $.50 per day for overdue Overnight Reserve items, beginning with the day the book was due, if it is returned later than 7:45 a.m. that morning.
  • Any books that are charged out on your card are your responsibility, even if you checked them out for a friend. If your friend does not return them, you have to pay for them.
  • You will receive a notices of overdue materials account from your teacher.