Media Center

Hawk holding a book

The Decatur Central High School media center strives to support the curriculum of the school,  provide 21st century resources to all learners, and the skill development to use those resources.

The DCHS media center has a unique relationship with the Indianapolis Public Library (INDYPL). As a "Shared System Partner", DCHS students use their own INDYPL library card to borrow items not only from the DCHS media center but from any INDYPL branch. INDYPL also provides wonderful research tools for us, including online databases and eBooks. Free music and eMagazines are another added bonus.

Our goal is to motivate learners to be independent users of information, encourage critical thinking and problem solving, and to promote good digital citizenship.

IndyPL Online Catalog can be accessed at the link below.

*A hard copy of library materials can be made available upon request.

Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials Policy

Request Form for Reconsideration of School Library Materials

Helpful Resources

Find a Book

Research Needs




IndyPL Online Catalog


What and why of Databases; a short video explanation

Xello Support

SoundzAbound Royalty Free Music and Audio Clips

DC Student Handbook


ebook and audio book platform - browser version

App is in our school app portal

Gale+ Databases

(no library card needed)


IndyPL Research Databases Page

(library card required)


Photos for Class

(Creative Commons)

DC Course Offerings

Interactive eBooks


Noodletools Citation Creator


Free GIF Animations

DCHS Yearbooks ONLINE (up to 2013)


AncestryK-12 Family Research

Area 31

ClipArt ETC Free clip art for education

IndySTAR website

Digital Indy

(IndyPL Digital Collections)

Fold3 Family Military Research


(Pro license ends November 2020)

EduPic Free Photographs and Graphics for Education

What can I do with my library card?

Encyclopedia of Indianapolis


Big Huge Labs

Create many things!

ACCUPLACER Practice via College Board

Project Gutenberg Free eBooks

World Book Encyclopedia

21st Century Scholars

QR Code Creator

Driver's Education Website and information


Indiana Recreation Guide and Indiana Fishing Guide

Internet Public Library

STAFF: BreakoutEDU Platform


Flipgrid Educator Platform

Remote Learning w/Flipgrid

What is Flipgrid?



 Free Public Domain Audio Books

Indiana eLearning Lab EverFi  Platform Login Page Design anything, with CANVA  
Teaching Tolerance  Ancient History Encyclopedia  

Timetoast Timeline Creator

Time Graphics Timeline Creator