Library Media

Orange County Public Schools' library media programs are the hub of our schools and provide equitable access to resources to engage students in learning. Through promoting reading appreciation, teaching digital and information literacy skills, facilitating inquiry through both independent and collaborative learning, OCPS library media programs contribute to ensuring that every student has a promising and successful future.

Reading Lists

The reading lists below are curated by grade band and are provided by the Florida Association For Media in Education (FAME). Students can read and log their reading time in Beanstack, our reading tracking tool.

Florida Teens Read

Library Media Resources (Found on LaunchPad)

In addition to the school Media Center, OCPS students have access to numerous online library media resources through LaunchPad. These include:

Beanstack: This tool can be accessed through the student LaunchPad and makes it easy for students to track their independent reading, earning virtual badges along the way. Students can also write book reviews and complete activities to further engage with what they have read.

Florida Electronic Library (FEL): A service of the Florida Department of State, the Florida Electronic Library offers over 190 million articles, e-books, videos and other resources.

Follett Destiny: The Follett Destiny App allows students to preview and check out both paper and ebook copies of books available in their school's collections.

Sora: The Sora App provides access to school, district and public library e-book collections in a cross-platform format, available to view on smartphones, tablets, or computers.

Virtual Library Card: The Virtual Library Card allows students access e-books and other library resources including language learning and study tools.

Westar Music: Westar Music is an expansive collection of music and sound effects licensed for student and teacher use to add sound and music to projects, videos and other student products.

Community Partnerships

Orange County Public Schools is excited to partner with the Orange County Library System and all the resources provided through OCLS. Through the Virtual Library Card, OCPS students can access wifi at any library location, e-books, data bases and other library resources. The VLC also makes it really easy for students to get a free full access library card. To find out more please click here:

OCLS Homepage
OCLS Virtual Library Card

Challenged Materials

Orange County Public Schools follow policy and procedures that provide guidelines for the appropriateness of Library Media Center books and materials. Each media center strives to maintain a wide range of materials in a variety of formats, level of difficulty, diversity of appeal, representation of different points of view and selected by professionally trained personnel. In the event that a book or material is challenged as inappropriate by a concerned citizen of the school community, the links below assist in the process of requesting a review regarding the appropriateness of a library media center books or materials.

Library Materials Selection and Adoption
Challenged Materials Policy
School Board Policies

OCPS Reconsideration of Instructional Media Form

Request for Consideration

In the event of a library media concern, parents or guardians may request the use of the library media be reconsidered following the process outlined below:

  1. Parent or guardian completes the Request for Consideration Form.
  2. Upon completion of the form, parent or guardian submit the form to the school principal.
  3. School principal convenes a committee of faculty members who can evaluate the educational value of the instructional material in question and make a decision.
  4. School principal will relay decision about the instructional material to parent or guardian and provide possible options if necessary.
  5. Should parent or guardian disagree with decision or options provided, the school principal escalates the concern to the district office.
Allison Kibbey
Director, Instructional Technology and Library Media
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Thomas Chang
Senior Administrator, Instructional Technology and Library Media
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Courtney Wagner
Program Specialist, Instructional Technology and Library Media
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Margaret Wells
Program Specialist, Instructional Technology and Library Media
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