Media Center

Welcome to the Palos West Media Center

The media center strives to be the epicenter of the school, promoting learning for all its members by providing access to materials and services that enhance the curriculum, teaching informational literacy skills, and collaborating with members to leverage technology into students’ learning and prepare them for careers of the future. Our goal is to provide an environment that fosters a love for reading while ensuring students become independent users of information.



  • The library maintains a rich variety of print and electronic resources necessary to enrich and support common core curriculum as well as meet the needs of all learners.

  • The media specialist works collaboratively to provide the school community with services and resources necessary for curriculum and recreational needs.

  • The library staff provides real and virtual access to a variety of age appropriate resources and services.

  • The media specialist manages a facility that is inviting to all users. It supports individual and collaborative learning.

  • The library media specialist provides instruction in digital citizenship and information literacy.



    Print: Over 18,000 books

    Computer labs for students use with access to student files, software, and the Internet

    IPad & Surface carts


    Online Resources

    Discovery Education


    Pebble Go


    Brain Pop/ Brain Pop Jr.