About the Library Media Center
|Monday - Friday
||7:45 am - 3:15 pm
The library is open to staff and students during these hours.
I am here to help you find
materials that you need, to help you learn how to use any equipment
properly and to help you develop research skills that you will use for
the rest of your life. If you need any help or have any questions,
please do not hesitate to ask Mr. Rowand.
BOOK COLLECTION of 19,000+ volumes, including:
- MAGAZINE INDEXES are available with full text articles through the Internet on EBSCOhost, eLibrary and SIRS databases.
- ABC-Clio databases, which include:
- Daily Life Through History
- World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
- GALE Biography In Context
- EBSCOhost family of databases, which include:
- Student Research Center
- Points of View Reference Center
- eLibrary Curriculum
- Facts on File family of databases, which includes:
- Ancient and Medieval History Online
- Science Online
- Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
- World Geography & Culture Online
- Grolier Online Encyclopedias
- Salem History databases, which include:
- Great Lives from History
- Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century
- SIRS Researcher
- Students may have five (5) items checked-out in their name at a time.
- Most books circulate for four
weeks. They may be renewed one (1) time for an additional four weeks.
Books must be returned to the library to be renewed.
- Overnight books are due the next morning before the bell for 1st period has rung.
3. RETURNING MATERIALS:
- Magazines circulate for a one (1) day period.
- The magazine must be returned to the library in the same condition it was borrowed.
- If damaged in any way, i.e.,
torn covers, pages damaged by having pictures cut out, or writing in the
magazine, the student will pay the replacement cost of the magazine.
- Lost envelopes result in a $1.00 fee.
4. OVERDUE BOOKS:
- Please place books in the book drop at the circulation desk..
5. LOST AND DAMAGED MATERIALS:
- An overdue book or magazine
will prevent a student from checking out any other materials. It is in
the student's best interest to not keep materials past the due date, or
respond to the first overdue notice by either returning the book or
magazine, or renewing the overdue materials.
- Weekly overdue notices
are emailed to the student. The fifth overdue notice results in a letter
home alerting the parents of the overdue materials so that the parents
may help in hastening the return of the materials.
- The student's report card
will be withheld until overdue materials have been returned or paid for
the lost material's replacement.
- Lost books and magazines are charged the current replacement cost of the material.
- Damaged book fines are determined on a case-by-case basis. Examples are: Lost barcode = $1.00 ; Lost/Damaged cover = $2.00 - $5.00 ; Missing Magazine Envelope = $1.00.
- No eating, drinking, chewing
gum, etc., is allowed. There should be nothing in your mouth while
visiting the LMC unless you have a note from the nurse.
- Proper respect toward other
people, teachers, the books and other materials must be maintained at
all times while in the LMC, especially when returning items used to the
black reshelving carts.
- The noise level in the
library should not rise above a whisper. While in the LMC doing
research, you should be on task. Social visits should be made before
school, during lunch, or after school.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET EXPECTATIONS
- In order for the student to
use the Internet while in the LMC, an Acceptable User Policy signed by
the student and parents must be on file in the main office. If no AUP is
on file, the student is not allowed to use the Internet or be with
other students who are using the Internet.
- Any infraction of the AUP by a
student will result in a loss of his/her use of the computers in the
LMC. Some examples of infractions include downloading of files over the
Internet, visiting inappropriate sites, and being on the Internet
- The copier is for use by all students, staff and visitors.
- Copying of large sections of
books and/or articles is prohibited under copyright law unless for
personal use. Please read the warnings posted at the copier. You are
encouraged to take notes. Graphs, diagrams or pictures that cannot be
easily traced are proper uses of the copier.