Media Center and Library

LIBRARY POLICIES:

1. The Library opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 3:30 p.m.

2. Each student will need a LIBRARY PERMIT, A STUDENT ID, and a SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT to enter the library. The library is open during lunch. It is the responsibility of the student to sign-in at the desk when entering the library and sign-out when returning to class.

3. No food or drink is allowed in the Library Media Center.

4. The Meridian Star is available for use in the library. Back issues for the past two months are on file and may be requested at the circulation desk.

5. The library catalog is accessed by computer on-line.

6. Books are checked out for 2 weeks and may be renewed. Overdue books accrue a fine of 20 cents per school day as required by School Board Policy. The fine for a lost or damaged book is the cost of the book.

7. Place books used in the library on a book cart. Do not reshelve.

8. PLEASE, leave the work area clean. Place chairs under tables and throw thrash away as you leave.

9. Internet access is for educational purposes only. See the copy of the INTERNET USER'S AGREEMENT you signed at registration. A copy is included in the VANGUARD and is on the MPSD website. NO GAMES, NO INSTANT MESSAGING, NO LYRICS.

10. Students are encouraged to bring a jump drive to the library and career center to save student files.

11. Students may print up to 5 pages from the computer without charge. Students should place material in a word document before printing. Photocopies for personal use are 10 cents per page.

LIBRARY RESEARCH:

1. The Library Media Center uses an open, flexible calendar. Teachers may schedule in advance to use the library for orientation and research.

2. Teachers may arrange for extended hours for students to use the library when projects or research papers are assigned.

3. A teacher may send FIVE students on ONE library pass to use the computers and library collection for research and projects.

4. The library is OPEN BEFORE SCHOOL and DURING ALL LUNCHES for the convenience of teachers and students. Students will be required to sign-in

5. RESERVE MATERIALS: Teachers may place books from their required reading list on RESERVE. Students may request the book at the circulation desk, the book is checked out for ONE WEEK, overdue fines are 50 cents per school day. Because there are a limited number of reserved books circulated among classes at one time, a student has one week to use the book.

6. Accelerated Reader, a computer based reading program, is designed to strengthen reading and comprehension skills. The program is compatible with a section of the library's fiction and nonfiction books and is available to all students.

7. MAGNOLIA, a collection of research databases, is accessible along with other websites on the MHS Home Page.