Library Policies

West Library Media Center is a learning center that promotes a climate that is conducive to quiet work, inquiry, and contemplation.  Students must be respectful and courteous to staff and other students. Students visit West Library to read and research. During the instructional day, students must have a pass to visit the library to:

  1. sign out or return library materials
  2.  work on research
  3.  use a computer for class assignment
  4.  read books & magazines 

Library Book Policy

  1. Student  ID Cards are required to check out a book.  
  2. No overdue books or fines.
  3. Only 1-3 books can be checked out at one time.
  4. The checkout period is three weeks.
  5. The book may be renewed if there are no holds for that title.
  6. If you lose or damage the book, a fine is applied.    

Rules for Proper Use of Computers:

1. Students must adhere to the district's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).

2. School computers may only be used for school assignments.

3. Games and personal e-mail are not permitted on school computers.

Loan Period:

Library materials are checked out for a three-week loan, and may be renewed one time, on or before the due date. Books that are currently on loan may be placed on reserve (hold) by another student. Books that are placed on hold while out on loan may be renewed only once.

Overdue Books:

When a student is three weeks late in returning library materials, a overdue notice is given to the student. Repeated overdue notices will be sent home. Further borrowing may be suspended until the overdue materials are returned, and independent access to the library may be restricted.

After a library book is two months overdue, it is presumed lost and a bill is generated. A letter is given to student, along with a copy of the book's record showing the replacement cost. Upon payment, a letter of receipt is sent home with the student, and full library privileges are restored.

If a library book is returned to the Library Media Center within the same academic year that is was lost, any monies paid will be refunded.

Damaged Books:

When a book is returned to the library in a damaged condition, the Library Media Specialist will attempt to determine the cause and extent of the damage. Sometimes a book can be repaired to make it suitable for circulation. Other times, the damage is irreparable, and a replacement cost will be determined.