Dessau Middle School


DMS Library/Media Center

Mission Statement

Create a community of life-long learners

who effectively utilize multiple forms of information

and find enjoyment in the printed word.


General Information


Address & Direct Phone Line

  • 12900 Dessau Road, Austin, TX 78754, 512-594-2671


  • Monday - Friday 7:40 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Open from 7:40 - 8:05 a.m. on most mornings, unless there is a Faculty Meeting or training in the library. This is a time for students to read quietly, check out books, or work on homework.
  • Open during each lunch unless the library is already being used by a class. Students need to get a library pass from the principal on duty at lunch to leave the cafeteria.

Checking Patron Status for books checked out, overdue books, and fines

  • Click here for Follett Destiny (library catalog) Home
  • Follow instructions for logging in.

Policies and Procedures

  • Students may check out a maximum of two books or one book and one magazine.
  • Books are checked out for 2 weeks; magazines are checked out for 3 school days.
  • A book drop is located outside the library in B-Hall for returning books in a hurry.
  • A fine of 10¢ per day is charged on an item turned in after its due date. Weekends and school holidays are not counted. There is a 3 day grace period (books that are 1,2 or 3 days late are not charged, but on the 4th day, the computer calculates a 40 cent fine).
  • A student with an overdue item or who owes a fine will not be allowed to check out additional items.
  • A student must pay for damaged or lost items checked out in his/her name.
  • Items with a yellow "library use only" sticker are not checked out to students, but students may use them in the library.