FSC Media Center
|School Year (Generally, Labor Day - Memorial Day*)||Click here to search our collections|
|Monday - Friday||Noon - 5:00 p.m.||Check the media kit catalog|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Media kit request form (pdf file)|
|Summer (Generally, Memorial Day - Labor Day*)|
|Monday - Friday||10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday & Sunday||Closed|
|*It is best to call ahead to confirm hours (678-874 - 7102). You may also want to check our calendar for days when the center is closed.|
The media center is located in the main building of Fernbank Science Center at the end of the first hall past the receptionists' desk. A wide range of materials and services are provided for the benefit of students, teachers and the public. The materials are available for use by anyone for reference use only.
The print collection consists primarily of materials dealing with science and technology. A scattering of information on other topics is provided as a resource for research and projects. Astronomy, botany, biology, ecology and horticulture are the "strengths" of the collection. Information is provided in a variety of formats: books, periodicals, and access to scientific articles through GALILEO (Georgia Learning Online).
The media center receives subscriptions to a wide variety of journals and newsletters. The current year's issues are displayed on open shelves. After the year and/or volume is complete, these are shelved with books of the same subject. In many cases the issues are bound for the convenience of the user.
A standard copier is also located in the media center. It has the capability of reduction and enlargement. It is intended primarily for public use and copies are 10¢ each.