FMS Library learning commons
LIBRARY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Students can check out up to 2 books.
If you already have 2 books out and need another book for a class project, you must return a book (or pay the replacement fee) before you can check out the one needed for your project.
Remember ebooks and audiobooks are always available to be checked out in Sora, no matter how many physical books you have out.
The ONLY exceptions for the 2-book policy are:
Book Club students (can check out 3 books)
Friends of the Library (can check out 3 books)
8th grade NHD students (2 books, plus up to 3 additional books for research for their NHD project).
Books are checked out for 14 days
The due date is stamped in the back of the book.
If you need more time, the book may be renewed once through your Destiny Discover account (where you go to place books on Hold).
Any additional time needed after the original due date + one renewal will need to be discussed on a case-by-case basis with Ms. Moore.
You can return your books to any of the 3 Library Book Drops:
inside the Library at the Circulation Desk
outside the Library entrance door
in the FMS lobby
Books more than 45 days overdue are automatically marked LOST in the Library system, and the replacement fine is automatically added to your library account and your MyPaymentsPlus account.
If the book is not actually lost, all you have to do is renew or return the item and the Lost fine is automatically removed from your account (removed from your MyPaymentsPlus account the next day).
If Library books are actually lost or damaged, you will be charged a replacement cost for each book.
Book fines can be paid in cash or by check in the LLC, or in MyPaymentsPlus with a credit or debit card.
If you believe you should not be charged for a damaged book (like it was damaged in a hurricane, for example), please email Ms. Moore.
Student overdue and fine notices are emailed once a week (Wednesdays). Parents are emailed their student's overdue and fine notice once a month (last Friday of the month). Make sure your overdues and fines are clear before your parents get that email!
Paper notices are only distributed once a quarter. These notices will be placed in teachers' mailboxes to be distributed in Homeroom near the end of each semester.
If there is ever an error in a Library Notice you receive (like the notice says you owe a book you know you turned in) - email Ms. Moore immediately. The reports are autogenerated by the Library system - the problem can't get solved if we don't know there is a problem! Don't assume the issue will fix itself.
ABOUT FMS LIBRARY
Library Learning Commons Vision Statement
The HCS Library Learning Commons should be warm and welcoming, actively promoting the love of reading, thinking, creating and growing to support students in developing the knowledge, skills and life characteristics necessary to be productive citizens of the 21st century.
Join the LLC Google Classroom for updates and more information.
See Ms. Moore or your ELA teacher for the Google Classroom code.
meet the staff
Hi! I'm Ms. Moore.
I have worked for Horry County Schools since 2016.
I have been the Librarian at FMS since 2019.
I received my undergraduate degree in Marine Science and Biology from CCU before switching gears to Library Science. I did my senior thesis on Copperhead Snake feeding behavior and in college I spent a week swimming with sharks in Bimini!
I love reading and going to the beach.
My favorite genres are Horror and Fantasy.
Hi! I’m Ms. Holly.
I started working for Horry County Schools in 2002.
I have been at FMS as the Library Assistant since 2017 (I was FMS's Staff Member of the Year in 2019)!
I am a vegetarian and gardener. I got married in 1990 and have two daughters (they are FMS and SHS alums!) and two grandchildren.
I love animals, photography, and all things that sparkle.
My favorite genres are Historical and Science Fiction.