Circulation of Borrowed Materials

    Searching for Books in the Library Media Center:

    • Students may search electronically using OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) See "OPAC" page
    •  Browse the displays for potential good reads
    •   Browse the shelves:
      • Fiction (Alphabetic Order by Author’s Last Name)
      • Nonfiction (Dewey’s Numerical Classification by Subject, then Alphabetic Order)
    • After browsing, place unwanted books on a cart (the book return area). Please do not return unwanted books to the shelves.
    • Go to Circulation Desk to check out books that you want to borrow. 

    Checking Out Library Materials

    Books/Audiobooks: Students may check out up to 2 items for 2 weeks. Materials may be renewed if there is no hold placed on the item.

    Reference: Most reference materials are for library use only.  However, some reference materials may be checked out for 1 day as an overnight use. Please arrange this with Ms. Mills in person.

    Magazines: Previous issues (not current month) may be checked out for 3 days.

    Place a Hold: Students may reserve a book (place it on HOLD) by filling in a HOLD form at the Circulation Desk. A notice will be sent to the HOMEROOM teacher when the requested material arrives and is ready for pick-up.


    Overdue Materials

    • There is a fine of $.10 per day for late items.
    • All students are responsible for any books checked out in their names.
    • Notices will be sent periodically to students in homeroom for books that are overdue.
    • Items overdue by three months are considered lost and require immediate payment for replacement.



    Lost & Damaged Materials

    • Lost materials are charged the cost of replacing the item or lost books can be replaced by the student with the same title, or a similar title with the permission of the librarian.
    • Returning 6th and 7th graders will not be allowed to borrow materials until fines are paid and lost books replaced.
    • 8th graders will not receive report cards until fines are paid and lost books replaced.
    • Minor repairs will be performed as needed, however, patrons who have damaged items beyond repair will be expected to pay the maximum charge replacement cost of the item. The minimum charge for a damaged book is $3.75.  
    • Note: Patrons should not dog-ear pages. Free book marks are available in the LMCPatrons will be charged for highlighting, underlining or writing in library books.

    Borrowing Books for Classroom Library Use

    1.      Teachers may borrow a set of books from the library for a standard borrowing period of two weeks.  Click on the link for  Classroom Library Books Best Practices for a set of classroom library books to be checked out from the classroom.

     magazine area  highlighted books and lounge area