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The mission of the Portsmouth Middle School Library Media Center is to provide high quality resources, innovative technology, and unique learning opportunities for all students. Our vision of the Library Media Center is for it to be the hub of the school where students, faculty, and staff come to collaborate and locate resources (both digital and print), receive technology and information education, and develop a passion for lifelong learning.

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Destiny Login for Students:

Username:  student email address  (ex:

Password:  first letter of first name + first letter of last name + lunch number 

                    (ex: jw278009) 

PMS Service and Interlibrary Loan Policies

Borrowing Procedures

  • All items taken from the library must be checked out
  • Book borrowing period is two (2) weeks
  • Books can be renewed twice as long as no one else has a hold on the title(s)
  • Students may have a total of five (5) items checked out. If a student or staff member requires more items be checked out, please contact the library media specialist via email
  • Students may only place 2 holds at a time.  Holds allow students to get in queue for a book that's out or to have a book checked out and delivered to their homeroom 
  • There are no overdue fines 
  • All lost and damaged items must be paid for so that Ms. Waugh can replace them from the library book company.  
  • Students have access to hard copy books, eBooks and audiobooks that span grade levels, content levels and maturity levels.  If you do not want your child to have access to the full range, please email Ms. Waugh stating this with your child's name and grade:
  • Grade 5 has a YA book form that students may bring home requesting to borrow YA titles

Inter-Library Loan 

  • Students may request items from other RI school libraries.
  • ILL delivery takes up to two weeks. 
  • Students are notified by the library media specialist when requested materials are ready for checkout.
  • Borrowing Procedures apply to all ILL materials.
  • We ask that students are especially mindful of proper library book care with ILL borrowed books.
  • Portsmouth Middle School is an active member of RILINK and the LORI Network and adheres to the RILINK interlibrary loan policy.

Library Media Specialist

Jillian Waugh






Master of Library and Information Studies 


"We lose ourselves in books.  We find ourselves there too."  --Anonymous

401-849-3700 ext 3616

Library Hours

The PMS Library is open on school days from 7:45am--2:45pm