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Library Policies

PASSES: 

Please have a pass from your teacher if you are visiting during class time.

LUNCHTIME:

The library is open most lunch periods.  Get a hand stamp daily to exit the cafeteria and come to the library after you eat.

CHECKOUT POLICY:

Number of Books Allowed: 3 books for 3 weeks.

Renewals: Must be done with the book in hand.

Fines: We do not charge daily late fines - books are marked lost instead.  
A bill for the price of the book will be mailed home. 

*Late or lost books result in your loaning privileges being taken away until the book is paid for or returned.


CLEAN UP: Please do not reshelve books. Books have to be shelved by their "call number" (the physical address or location of a book) in EXACT places on the library shelves. We have library aides specifically trained to do this. Books misshelved by students who are browsing= "lost books"


COMPUTERS: The computers are to be used for school work only.  No gaming please.  Ask if you are unsure. 

*You must abide by the District's Acceptable Use Policy (no email, chat rooms, games, or web surfing, and inappropriate sites).

*Violations will result in loss of computer privileges in the library (and the rest of the school as well).


PRINTERS: You may print school work for free in the library

(no web pages, just student creations-- essays, brochures, ect.) *Personal copies must be paid for: 10 cents per page.                                                   

Library Bill of Rights

The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.

I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.

II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.

IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting
abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.

V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.

VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

http://www.ala.org/work/freedom/lbr.html#rights
Appendix A: American Library Association Statements


Adopted June 18, 1948.
Amended February 2, 1961; June 27, 1967; and January 23, 1980,
by the ALA Council