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Please visit again and stay tuned for this spring's Early Ordering information for FY22!
EARLY ORDERING FY21 ONLY
FY21 IMPORTANT NOTE: Early Ordering this year is limited to DMM Warehouse items ONLY!
FY 21 Due to COVID 19 restrictions, delivery of orders is subject to the accessibility of school locations.
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School Library Media programs facilitate the purchase of online subscription resources, eBooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines in accordance with MCPS Regulation IIB-RA: Evaluation and Selection of Instructional Materials and Library Books.
Approved online subscription resources are purchased through the Main General Store in FMS. eBook and eAudiobook titles may be purchased as noncatalog requests in FMS.
You can use OverDrive Marketplace content credits for selecting current fiction titles that are already evaluated. Click the link to see a purchasing guide for library media specialists: https://bit.ly/digitalmcps
If you have questions about purchasing these products, please contact Margaret Gaudino, coordinator, Evaluation and Selection, School Library Media Programs, at Margaret_M_Gaudino@mcpsmd.org.
NOTE: Because they are online digital products and do not require delivery to MCPS locations, they are approved for Early Ordering.
Schedule PDO dates--help with Early Ordering
Early Ordering Reminders and Checking Out in FMS
Auto Delivery Supply List
Contract Summaries (Bids)
Textbooks, Reading & Instructional Materials
Warehouse Catalog (Excel version). Search and sort with links to images.
***NOTE: Warehouse catalog prices may be lower than pricing displayed in FMS in some cases. Please use FMS pricing as the correct pricing as you budget for your purchases.***
Warehouse Catalog Illustrated (searchable with images) - under construction!
Water Cooler Rental & Bottled Water
NCR: Billed by US $
NCR: Goods & Items
NCR: Instructional Materials, Books, Multimedia
NCR: Videos, DVDs, Audio Book/Play Away
Many guides and tutorials for ordering through FMS are available on the Financial Management System web site.
Need help with Excel files and catalogs? Check out this quick tutorial on Working with Excel Files.
Adding Attachments to a Requisition
Early Ordering Checklist: Best Practices for Schools (by Debbie Camp)
FMS Responsibilities Access Request Form
School Activity Codes
Summer 2020 Surplus Pick-up Schedule (Subject to change based on school accessibility due to COVID 19.)
Summer Unpacking Assistance for elementary schools--due to limitations beyond our control, we are unable to offer unpacking assistance this summer (2020).
Transfer Funds to Blue Bag Postage
****IMPORTANT UPDATE: The last date to process an approved JV transfer into, or out of, your Blue Bag account has been extended to Monday, June 8, 2020. Surplus funds in your Blue Bag account can only be tranferred back to the funding account from which they were drawn. You cannot do a JV transfer into an IAF account. ****
Using Contract Summaries to Search FMS
Understanding FMS Account Numbers
Understanding FMS Purchase Orders
See the left side of this page for links to the Department of Materials Management
Financial Management System
MCPS Help Desk