AMSU Library Media Center
The library media center is a student-centered space that serves the entire AMSU learning community. The love of reading, lifelong learning, critical and ethical thinking, as well as the effective use of ideas and information are cornerstones of AMSU's library media center program. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to engage in their personal and academic learning pursuits in the library media center.
Monday and Tuesday 8am-5pm; Wednesday-Friday 8am-4pm
*Hours are subject to change. Students and faculty will be given prompt notification.
Students may visit the library before school, after school, during free periods, and during lunch with a pass from the front desk. During lunches, students will be permitted to visit the library fifteen minutes after the lunch period begins with a pass from the front desk.
The library has a collection of over 9,000 items including fiction and non-fiction books to read for both school assignments and for pleasure.
There are also a variety of magazines available for students to read in the library, including everything from Smithsonian to Teen Vogue.
Students may use a variety of ebooks and online subscription databases via the library website. These databases require passwords, which students will find listed in Ms. Robinson’s page on NetClassroom.
There are desktop computers with Internet browsing and word-processing capabilities available for students to use in the library. Students should save all work to their network “U:” drive.
Students may use the iPads in the library for access to educational apps, research, or personal interest.
All students have access to a chromebook each day. Teachers and students use them in a variety of lessons and for different activities. Check with Ms. Ward if any difficulty with one.
Students may print in the library at no charge.
A Note From Ms. Robinson
My main goal as the School Media Specialist at AMSU is to provide an inclusive and equitable educational environment in a library setting. I recall not being thrilled with my high school's library. Simply put, it wasn't a welcoming space. The librarians weren't friendly, the books were torn and yellowed, and the lighting was so dim! I want to give our Lady Bears a totally different experience. It's important to encourage young adults during these formative years as they are developing the foundation for successful lives as lifelong learners. As a librarian, I am able to provide an environment encouraging college readiness, creativity, scholarship, recreation, and discovery. This will be accomplished through maintaining a diverse and relevant print and electronic collection and by providing innovative programming and technology.
Ms. Robinson, Library Media Specialist
330 Bedford Park Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458