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