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Library Policies

Etiquette and Policies

Proper Library Etiquette:
  • Enter the Library quietly.
  • Do not bring opened food or drinks into the Library or Computer Lab.
  • Be courteous to others.
  • Throw away any trash and push in the chairs before you leave.
  • Check out all materials at the Circulation Desk before you exit the Library.
  • During class time, students must have a pass from their teacher in order to use the library.
  • All items taken from the library must be checked out.
  • Non-fiction and fiction books may be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed twice for an additional two weeks each.
  • You may have a total of five items checked out at the same time.
  • There is a $0.20 per school-day fine for overdue books.
  • All lost or damaged items must be paid for. You may be charged a replacement cost, service charges, and/or fines.
  • Reference books and periodicals (magazines & newspapers) are for use in the library only and may not be checked out.
  • Most reference books may be viewed on-line as an e-book. Look for the blue “e” sticker on the reference book.
  • Sign in at the Circulation Desk.
  • Sign on with your own log-on information.
  • Do NOT log on to a computer for another person.
  • Do not change the computer in any way.
  • Do not place CDs in the computer without permission from Ms. Whitehouse.
  • You are limited to printing 10 pages.
If you don’t follow the rules, you may lose your computer privileges.