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Students may use the Media Center for school related research using print and Internet resources, word processing and other related computer activities, quiet study, and book selection for academic or recreational reading.

The school library media specialists work with students and teachers providing formal and informal instruction in research skills, reading advocacy, and information literacy skills.

The instructional purpose of the Media Center is to ensure that Riverwood students become successful users of information resulting in information literacy. Students will learn:

  • How to choose from a variety of sources for information to meet their needs
  • How to access print and non-print resources efficiently and effectively
  • How to discern a credible source from a non-credible source
  • How to cite bibliographic sources from academic research


  • Books may be checked out for two weeks with a two week renewal.
  • Fees are charged for items which are returned late. Replacement costs are charged for lost or damaged items.

Internet Policy

  • Students may access the Internet for academic related purposes only.
  • Riverwood complies with all Fulton County Board policy and procedures regarding computer and Internet usage.
  • Refer to the Fulton County School Board acceptable use policy and procedure located in the Student-Parent Handbook


  • Library Book and Magazine Collection
  • Computers
  • Multiple Online Resources
  • Audio Visual Equipment

Media Center Hours 

School Days
Monday, Thursday & Friday: 7:30am - 4pm
Tuesday & Wednesday until 4:30pm

Media Specialist: Cathy Blodgett
Media Paraprofessional: Sylvia Smith
Technology Specialist:
Bob Boyd

Research Links
The Media Center offers several databases for home research
​Passwords available in Media Center
Galileo (www.galileo.usg.edu)
Offers multiple research sources and documents.
Suggested databases:  Masterfile Primer or Ebsco
Suggested encyclopedias: Compton's or Encyclopedia Britannica

Student Resource Center Bronze/Thompson Gale Database
Contains Full Text Periodicals, Newspapers and Primary Source Documents
The World and I (www.WorldAndISchool.com)
Probes the complex historical background of current global trends, conflicts and cultures
Georgia Career Information Center
Contains Career and College Information

Contains Full Text Periodicals, Newspapers and Primary Source Documents dealing with current education issues
Riverwood E-books: A Virtual Library
Access over 160 reference titles with thousands of articles

5900 Raider Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, Phone: 470-254-1980, Fax: 470-254-8709
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