Media Center

Welcome to the HCHS Media Center!


Connie Hoffmann: Main Media Center | Brenda Ryan: 9thhoffmann_connieryan_brenda Grade Media Center

Our Mission:

Our mission is to assist students in becoming effective creators of ideas and information. We do this by providing them with a wide variety of books, periodicals, newspapers, and computer resources for them to use with their classroom work, as well as for their recreational reading and research.

Book Check Out Policy:

Loan Period: 2 Weeks

Maximum student checkout: 4 (students will only be allowed 1 checkout if they have any overdue books from another school. If you owe a HCHS book, you must read from your classroom library until you obligation is met for your overdue book.)

Destiny_LogoTo log in to Destiny:

Library Catalog (Destiny):

Destiny is used for the Polk County Schools district library catalog.
Select Haines City High School from the list of schools.

Username: Six digit ID number

Password: readmore


Destiny_LogoTo log in to the Ledger:

NIE – Newspapers in Education

Reminder: you must be on a campus computer to use.

User: hainescity
Pass: nie

To check what you have out or to check your obligations/fines, click on the My Info tab. If you see obligations, you need to take care of them! For library books, see Mrs. Hoffmann or Mrs. Ryan in either media center. All other obligations are handled through the main office with Mrs. Appling or Mrs. Allen.


Online Catalogs:

 DestinyAccelerated Reader BookFinderPolk County Library Cooperative


 Tumble Book LibraryI Save A Tree.comInfobase Publishing eBooks

Reference & Research:

 Kids Info BitsGale Virtual Reference LibraryWorld Book WebGale Student Resources in ContextTesting and Education Reference CenterGale Literature Resource CenterGale World History in ContextGale US History in ContextGale Science in ContextGale Opposing Viewpoints in ContextGale Biography in ContextGale Research in ContextSalem HistoryAsk A Librarian

Teacher Resources:

Gale Cengage LearningTeaching Books.netAccelerated Reader BookFinderAsk A Librarian

Made by Joseph Lee, Eric Fonseca & Ulices Delgado (Class of 2017)