MS/HS Library

Welcome to the Pine Island Middle School/High School Library!  
 

My name is Mrs. Jourdan and I am the certified Library Teacher K-12.  I graduated from St. Olaf College for my undergraduate degree and received my Master's degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts.  Mrs. Wiederanders is the assistant who works in the MS/HS Library with me.

 

LIBRARY PROCEDURES AND POLICIES

The Pine Island Middle School/High School Library is a facility to be used for research, technology exploration, individual study, recreational reading, or for checking out library resources. In order to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning, library users are asked to follow these guidelines:

Students must have passes to come to the library unless they are accompanied by a teacher.
Drinks, food and snacks are not allowed in the library.
Conduct should reflect respect for facilities, materials, and all persons in the library.

The library follows the same guidelines for student conduct as used throughout the school. Repeated violations will result in the loss of library privileges.

Check Out Periods:

Most books and magazines check out for three weeks. You may bring materials in to renew them if needed for a longer period of time. Reference, reserve and the most recent magazines check out for one period or overnight only and are due back in the library before school the next morning. Interlibrary loan book check out periods vary.

Returning Materials:

Materials which you have checked out should be returned in the book drop. Library staff is not responsible for items placed on top of the circulation desk which may be taken by another student before they are checked in.

Overdues:

Overdue notices will be emailed to students with items one week overdue.
If items become two weeks overdue, billing notices will be mailed to parents.
Reminder bills will be mailed to parents at the end of each semester for items still overdue or fines/fees not paid.

Students who have outstanding library fines will have limited borrowing privileges, but may use materials in the library as needed for classroom projects.   

Fines and Fees:

The library does not charge daily fines for overdue materials belonging to the school.  If library materials are lost or damaged beyond reasonable use, you will be charged the actual replacement cost if it is still in print. Otherwise, the replacement fees are as listed below, based on type of material:

Hardback (fiction)…………………………21.00

Hardback (nonfiction)…………………….28.00

Paperback (fiction).....................................9.00

Paperback (nonfiction).............................15.00

Oversized books / Reference…….............price varies

Magazine ...................................................5.00

Magazine binders .....................................13.00

If items which have been paid for are later returned in good condition, your money will be refunded. Prices may be raised during the year to reflect current costs.

If books or magazines are damaged or defaced but still are usable, a $1.00 fine will be charged for each item. One dollar will also be charged for damaged barcodes. If materials are damaged in such a way that pages have to be replaced or other time-consuming repairs made, a minimum of $5.00 will be charged. If this charge is more than the replacement cost of the material, the replacement cost will be charged instead.

Interlibrary Loan Services, Fines and Fees:

Students in grades 5-12 may borrow materials from other libraries within the SELCO/SELS system.  Many times such borrowing from other libraries is necessary to expand the resources students need for school projects and assignments.  Students are responsible for materials borrowed for them from other libraries the same as they are for materials belonging to the Pine Island Schools.

The replacement cost for lost or damaged materials from other libraries is determined by the owning library and may be more than we would charge for a similar title.  The owning library also determines the checkout period and whether or not materials may be renewed. 

Media Policy:

Parents have the right to restrict their own child from checking out types of material they deem inappropriate.  Parents also have the right to request that their child not check materials out from the library if they do not feel their child is responsible enough to properly care for such materials.  Parents wishing to place restrictions on their child’s account should contact the library staff.  

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