The media center is a place for research, reading and studying. Students can use it by having a pass from a teacher during class, lunch and after school. Students may use the media center before 7:45 a.m. with a pass from a teacher.
Listed below are some of the services provided in the media center and some necessary rules.
Books are loaned out for two weeks and may be renewed once. Reference books, such as encyclopedias and atlases, may be borrowed for overnight use. When an item is checked out, the date it is due for return is marked on the item. All materials should be returned to the book drop.
Magazines are loaned out for one week and may not be renewed. The due date is marked in each magazine.
A–V (AUDIO-VIDEO) AND COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
Cassette tape/CD players, cameras and headphones, and notebook computers are available to students. Some AV equipment requires direct adult supervision. Equipment that is lost or damaged must be paid for before students are permitted to borrow additional items. Students that borrow equipment are responsible for replacement and/or repair costs. A photocopier is available for student use. Photocopies may be made at the cost of 10 cents per page.
OVERDUE, LOST OR DAMAGED MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
Notices of overdue materials are given to students. Materials that are lost or damaged must be paid for.
Students using the library are expected to be reasonably quiet and to cooperate with the media center personnel. Guidelines for using the media center before, during, and after school will be reviewed at the beginning of the year.
MEDIA CENTER COMPUTER POLICY
The goal of the media center is to provide consistent, equitable and reliable computer and printer access for all patrons.
1. Computers in the media center are for students and staff.
2. When finished, log out and leave the computer on.
3. Use printers to make single copies only - - use photocopiers to make multiple copies.
4. No software should be installed on media center computers without consulting media center staff. Unauthorized software will be trashed.
5. Students tampering with media center computer equipment or software are subject to the discipline action according to the UMS Discipline Policy.
6. The media center in not responsible for lost or damaged computer files.
7. Computer equipment is not to be moved without media center authorization.
8. Any problems should be reported to media center staff immediately.
9. Unauthorized games are not permitted.