LIBRARY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The library will open the third day of school for student use.
All books and equipment will be due one week prior to the last day of school and no library materials may be checked out or renewed after that time. The library will remain open for individual students to use computers to finish assignments until the last instruction day of the school year. Final notices will be sent out and students should make every effort to have all books turned in and fines paid prior to the end of the school year.
The library hours are as follows:
Mon. – Fri. 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Students must sign in and out at the circulation desk upon entering the library if they are not coming in with a class.
Students using the library must have a specific purpose (studying, using computer, reading, testing, etc…). Visiting with other students will not be allowed
No food or drinks other than water is allowed in the library. Students are asked to keep their water bottles on the floor rather than beside the computers. All other food and drink items should be left at the front desk.
All backpacks and large bags must be left in the designated area at the front of the library. Students are allowed to take purses and study materials to the computers or tables.
II. Student Behavior
Students are expected to maintain a quiet, study atmosphere while in the library. Students who are loud or unruly may be asked to leave the library.
Students who are in the library with a class are still expected to follow the rules and procedures of the library.
III. Computer Use
All rules and procedures found in the Canyon ISD Technology Acceptable Use Policy will be strictly enforced in the library.
Games on the computer are not allowed. Students may not use another student’s or teacher’s password to gain access to the computers.
Students must log-out properly whey they are finished using the computer. Students are not allowed to change any settings, screen savers, or backgrounds on the computers. Students doing so will lose library computer privileges for the rest of the school year.
There will be no charge for printing any papers or research information if it is for educational purposes. Students will be charged .25 per page for any personal printing. A color printer is available in the library.
IV. Personal Electronic Communication and Entertainment Devices
Wifi access is available and students are allowed to use their personal electronic devices in the CHS library. Cell phone calls are still prohibited and cell phones will be confiscated if the student makes or receives a phone call while in the library. Cell phones should be kept on silent at all times. Students may listen to personal CD players or I-Pods as long as they use headphones and do not interfere with anyone else working in the library.
A secure charging station for electronic devices is available to students. Students will need to provide the power cord for their device and will be given a ticket which will be required to redeem their device.
V. Check-out of Materials
Students must have a current student ID card in order to check out library materials. Students are allowed to check out up to three books at a time for a period of three weeks. This refers to fiction and non-fiction books. Reference books may be checked out for a maximum of three days. Students are to place books in the book drop located at the circulation desk or in the outside book drop for check-in. A late fee of .25 will be assessed for each day a book is late. Students are given a 3 day grace period before the late fees are assessed. Overdue notices will be sent out weekly to help remind students to return books. Students are responsible for payment of any lost or damaged books.
Students are allowed to check out one magazine at a time for a period of one day. Students are to place magazines in the book drop location at the circulation desk or in the outside book drop for check-in. A late fee of .25 will be assessed for each day the magazine is late. Students who return magazines that are damaged will be assessed a fee according to the district damaged book policy. Students will pay the issue price of the magazine plus the cost of the binder if the magazine is lost.
Students who have overdue books or a fine of more than $1.00 will not be allowed to check out materials until those issues have been resolved.
Newspapers are available for student use in the library only. They may not be removed from the library.
Calculators are available for students to check out on a short-term basis or they may be rented for the year. Rental fees are $25 for the year and the student and their parent will be required to sign a rental agreement. Students will be required to pay the replacement cost for any calculator that is damaged or lost.
Students requesting personal copies will be charged .25 per copy. Limited copies for educational purposes are free of charge. The copier is to be run by either the librarian or a trained library aide only.
Revised July 2012