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General Information

The mission of Dothan High School's Library Media Center is to ensure that students and staff are effective users and creators of ideas and information.  This is accomplished by providing intellectual, electronic, and physical access to materials in all formats.

Media Specialist:  

Kit Falkner

(334) 794-1410 ext. 647281

Media Center Hours:

7:45 am - 3:45 pm


Click on the picture below to access the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) for searching the DHS collection.

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Student Services & Expectations

Our library media center is both the center of the school and of the instructional program.  We provide a broad spectrum of services throughout the school and community, as well as a full range of print and non-print materials, necessary equipment, and related services to students, teachers, staff, and parents.  The media center is a service center, a resource center, and a reading center.  Its most basic concept is service to the individual. 

Resources available in our media center include:

  • Windows computers for doing research, working on assignments, and printing
    • The media center houses two computer labs.
    • One lab is reserved daily for classes, and the other lab is available for teacher use, as needed.
  • Chromebooks for doing research and working on assignments
    • Chromebooks offer students the flexibility to work collaboratively at the tables, but they do not have the ability to print.
    • Desktop computers are stationary, but they do allow students the option of printing.
  • Large screens with ceiling-mounted projectors for digital presentations and video clips
  • A collection of over 4,700 library books is available for student and teacher check-out
  • A collection of almost 1,000 e-books
  • Textbooks, which are available for student and teacher check-out
  • LCD projectors, for teacher check-out
  • A ViewSonic board on a trolley, for teacher check-out
  • Bulletin board paper, for student and teacher use
  • School supplies, which are issued to students as needed
  • Document scanners, for creating electronic copies of documents
  • A copy machine for making small batches of copies
  • Book binding repair
  • Assistance with technology issues and repairs
  • Assistance with research and locating relevant

Students may visit the media center, either with their class, or alone with a pass from their teacher.  Students who visit the media center during class time must have a valid pass from the teacher of their current class, as well as a purpose for their visit.

Students who visit the media center during their lunch period are also required to present a valid pass from their current teacher.  No food or drinks may be brought into the media center.  

Students may have up to three (3) books checked out at a time, and books are checked out for a period of two (2) weeks.  Books may be renewed twice.  A late fine of five cents ($0.05) is charged for each school day that a book is late.

Book Requests

Click on the shopping cart to suggest a book for DHS media specialist to order for the collection:

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Teacher Support

There is a teacher copier located at the entrance to the media center. 

The "Teacher 'View' Points" is a collection of professional books and journals available to faculty and staff.

The media specialist offers planning and technology assistance.

There are technology and media resources available for instruction and planning.

The media center also assists in equipment management as well as troubleshooting software and hardware issues.

Teachers can report any needs or requests through email ( or in person. 

Any issues that are unable to be solved in-house, will be logged into the DCS technology work order system.