Library Information

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About the Library Media Center


    HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday - Friday 7:45 am - 3:15 pm

The library is open to staff and students during these hours. 

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    STAFF

    The Librarian is Mr. Rowand. 

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.

 

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    RESOURCES

BOOK COLLECTION of 19,000+ volumes, including:
  • 4,700+ FICTION books, including the MYSTERY (400+), SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY (880+), HISTORICAL FICTION (830+), SPORTS FICTION, SUPERNATURAL & HORROR FICTION, NEWBERY AWARD BOOKS, and the CLASSICS collections.
  • 500+ FICTION EBOOKS, including MYSTERIES, HISTORICAL FICTION, SCIENCE FICTION and FANTASY. 
  • 14,000+ NONFICTION books
  • 1,400+ BIOGRAPHIES, including eBIOGRAPHIES.
  • 140+ CAREER Collection.
  • 100+ REFERENCE EBOOKS 
MAGAZINE COLLECTION
  • MAGAZINE INDEXES are available with full text articles through the Internet on EBSCOhost, eLibrary and SIRS databases.
NEWSPAPERS:
  • Hillsborough Beacon

ONLINE 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
  • WorldbookOnline


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    CIRCULATION POLICY

1. BOOKS:
  • 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.
2. MAGAZINES:
  • 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.
3. RETURNING MATERIALS:
  • Please place books in the book drop at the circulation desk..
4. OVERDUE BOOKS:
  • 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.
5. LOST AND DAMAGED MATERIALS:
  • 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.


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    GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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 without permission.  

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    USE OF THE COPIER

  • 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.
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