Welcome to BCS Library Media Services

The School Library Media programs in Buncombe County Schools (BCS) are an integral part of instructional programming. The media program and its resources are constantly evolving, creating globally competitive opportunities for all students.

SHVES Media Center


To promote a collaborative learning community, both inside and outside the library walls, that engages students to read, explore, analyze, reflect, synthesize and create new ideas and information to adapt and contribute to a global society.

NBHS Media Center


Our students will become proficient readers, fluid in digital and information literacy, communication, critical thinking and creativity, to prepare them to be the innovative leaders of their future.

ACRMS Media Center

Core Beliefs

Our school library media programs are vital to empower our students, teachers and communities to support authentic teaching, develop strong readers and achieve academic excellence.

Libraries must transform into flexible, innovative learning environments that foster exploration, creativity, innovation and personalized learning for all.

ACRMS Media Center

We must invest purposefully in our library media centers to develop and maintain collections that are current, reflect diversity in the community and world and offer equitable access to resources for patrons to read, seek information, collaborate and communicate freely as guaranteed by the first Amendment.

Always encouraging the personal growth of the whole child through the development of digital and information literacy skills to research, read, reflect, analyze and synthesize information resources effectively and ethically is vital in a global information society.

Through the media center, BCS provides access to high quality authentic digital and print resources that are aligned with ISTE and North Carolina State Standards.  These resources are used throughout schools to effectively integrate information and technology standards, promote student literacy, and facilitate collaborative learning environments. Media Coordinators and classroom teachers collaborate to create an innovative environment in which student learning is the focus.

BCS media centers provide open, point of need access for students and teachers around the clock via Destiny Library Manager and other online resources.  Students have opportunities to create a wide variety of products and explore topics of interest within a flexible, literacy-based, inquiry-focused environment.

For more information: Visit our BCS Library Media website Contact: Janet Frazier, Lead Blended Learning and Media Specialist

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All BCS Students to Get Library Cards

Beginning Oct. 1, BCS Students can use their Student ID Numbers to:

  • Check out 10 books at any Buncombe County Public Library.

  • Place holds within the Buncombe County Public Library System.

  • Enjoy Buncombe County Public Library digital books and services.

No physical card is necessary. All services are free, but lost and damaged fines do apply.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of North Carolina.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How will a student use their student ID account?
Answer: Students will use their school ID number and PIN to borrow books or access the library’s services like e-books and online research. The default PIN is the last 4 digits of the student ID number.

Question: What can a student do with a student ID account?
Answer: Student ID accounts allow students to borrow e-resources and access library databases just like any other Buncombe County Public Library card. Students can also borrow up to 10 print or audio books from the Buncombe County Public Library collection.

Question: Is the student account free?
Answer: Yes, the student account is free. There are no overdue fines for student accounts, but students are responsible for any fees on lost or damaged books.

Question: How do I sign my child up for a student ID account?
Answer: You don’t need to take any action to get a student ID account for your child. All Buncombe County Schools students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 will automatically be enrolled in this program.

Question: What if I don’t want my child to have a student ID account?
Answer: Parents may opt out of the program by filling out a brief form and returning it to any Buncombe County Public Library location. Be aware that students who opt out of StudentAccess will not be able to participate in classroom use of library resources unless they have a Buncombe County Public Library card and know the full card number and PIN.