Library & Media Center
"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."
~ W. Fusselman ~
Welcome to the Reidsville Middle School Media Center! Our library has over 8,000 books for research and recreational reading as well as magazines, board games, and a professional collection for teachers.
Our media center hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. We have open circulation and students are welcome to come in at any time during the day as long as they have their school planner or a Raider pass signed by their teachers.
Students may also use the media center and computers for research after school until 4:00 pm. Additional times may be arranged prior to the date needed.
We look forward to assisting students in finding recreational reading materials as well as resources for information. We hope that as the school year progresses, all students will become critical thinkers and problem solvers through the utilization of technology tools, visual media, and other informational sources.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. David Edrington, the media coordinator, at (336) 342-4726. He will be glad to help you!
Media Center Mission
Copyright & Fair Use
What is Copyright?
Copyright is a Federal law that protects your work or anyone else's work from being copied, changed, or used without permission. In other words, when you create a story, poem, picture, or any other works, it belongs to you. Other people have to get permission to use it.
What is Fair Use?
Fair Use is a set of guidelines that allows you to use part of copyrighted works for educational purposes such as a report or multimedia presentation.
Fair Use Guidelines
Up to 1000 words, but not more than 10% of the book or article
Up to 250 words or the entire poem if less than 250 words
No more than 3 poems by the same author
No more than 5 poems in a collection of poetry
Photographs or Drawings:
Up to 5 graphics or photographs by the same person
No more than 15 images from a collection
Images cannot be changed.
Up to 3 minutes but no more than 10% of the entire video
The video clip cannot be changed.
Up to 30 seconds but no more than 10% of sheet music
Up to 30 seconds but no more than 10% of recording
The music cannot be changed in any major way.
Remember to cite your sources.
Multimedia presentation must include a statement indicating fair use for educational purposes.
Copyright information must be included in bibliography.
If using online sites for information, check the copyright regulations. Some sites allow use of information without copyright infringement. If you have questions about a site, ask your teacher or the media specialist. They will be able to help you.
The following links will provide more information about copyright and general guidelines:
to access Overdrive, our electronic library.
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