About the Media Center

  • The John B. Cary Library/Media Center is an engaging learning environment that connects students and staff to resources in multiple formats.  The resources available to students and staff consist of more than 7,000 books and numerous online tools that support teaching and learning.  Our goal is that “students become producers of information and consumers of knowledge.”          

    Library Hours

    Monday through Friday the library is open 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Library Resources 
    Our user-friendly library serves Cary Elementary students, teachers, staff and parents.  The library has available 6 windows computers with access to purchased and approved online resources and curriculum connected internet websites chosen by the librarian and RPS.  These sources can be easily assessed through the library website and the Richmond Public Schools webpage.   

    Library Schedule 
    Kindergarten through Fifth grade visit the library during a fixed time each week.  Additionally, students are welcomed to visit the library before and after school to read, check out or renew books, conduct research, or use Makerspaces.    

    Check-out Information 
    Books are checked out for two weeks with an option to renew.  
    Grades K-1 have a one book limit.  
    Grades 2-5 have a three book limit.  
    One magazine (back issues only) may be checked out for one day for grades 3-5. 
    Students with overdue Books are prohibited from checking out additional resources.   

    Fines/fees for Lost and Damaged Books 
    There are no weekly overdue fines for elementary students.   
    Overdue notices are run weekly as a reminder to each user. 
    The library staff should be contacted if a book is lost or damaged.  

    Online Catalog 
    You can now access our school catalog from home.  Click here to get to Destiny.     

    The Richmond Public Schools Learning Portal: Need help with a project? Having trouble with a homework assignment? Wondering what the SOLs will be like? Get connected with a number of learning resources by visiting Clever where you will find links to the following:

    Find It Virginia
    World Book Online
    Encyclopedia Britannica