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General Information

Monday - Friday 7:00 - 3:15

VISION: The media center is an open and inviting place for all students and staff to find answers to questions, choose recreational reading materials, create products using a variety of technologies, study, and find a place to belong.  Students are welcome to ask the media specialist and media assistant questions about any school concerns as well as ask for help with technology, reading recommendations, and academic support.

MISSION: The mission of the media center is to have a variety of educational materials, including recreational reading, technologies, and equipment available to the ZMHS community. The staff assists and provides expertise in the use of these resources in a warm and helpful manner. We help all students and staff access, process, organize, communicate and evaluate information in order to answer questions and solve problems.


  1. A respectful manner of conduct is expected at all times. 
  2. Staff may be asked to give students a pass to come to the media center.
  3. Please ask for help when you need it; we’re here to help.  
  4. All materials taken from the media center must be checked out.
  5. Do not use the media center as a hallway to cut through.
  6. Lunch is allowed in the media center with approval from admin and the media specialist.
  7. Push in your chair when you leave.
  8. Violation of media center expectations will result in the loss of media center privileges.


  1. Circulation & Equipment: Books and magazines may be checked out for two weeks with renewals possible if no one else has requested the item. Classroom textbooks are available for overnight checkout. Any lost or damaged items must be paid for by the borrower.
  2. Overdue Materials: Overdue materials need to come in as soon as possible. Overdue notices will be delivered to students and families via Schoology and email; if the materials are not returned, students will be required to pay for lost or damaged materials at replacement cost, and parents/guardians will be contacted.
  3. Databases and Online Research: Many excellent databases and resources are available to ensure student access to quality educational information on the internet. ZMHS uses MackinVia to house all of their databases and ebooks. The databases can be accessed at any time from school or off-campus.  
  4. Catalog:  Students may access- Destiny: ZMHS Resource Catalog

Thundercafe: The media center sells a variety of drinks and food items throughout the school year. All items sold in the media center help fund media center materials and activities. Items can be purchased for a dollar each or with Thunderbucks through PBIS Rewards. Items can be purchased between classes.