Library Media Center Services and Policies

Fowler Media Center Services:

  • -Certified Librarian, 2 full time library aides and one part time library aide available for
  •  reference questions and student services
  • -Extended Library hours before and after school:
  •  7:00-3:30 M-Th., 7:00-3:00 F
  •  Students do not need ID's to access the library before or after school, but they are asked to
  •  sign in at the main desk.
  • -54 computers available for student use in the library complex
  • -2 networked printers are available at no charge for black and white printing
  • -1 color printer is available at a fee of $.25 per page
  • -2 computer labs with 28 student computers, Smart Boards, and projectors
  • -Database subscriptions for research and study that include texts, magazines and journals,    
  •  newspapers, and primary source documents (see online databases in the menu)
  • -44,000 books indexed through library catalog
    • -34 e-readers with over 400 titles to choose from available for lending
    • -700+ DVDs
    • -Interlibrary loan services from other libraries in the state
    • -Replacement ID cards can be provided, with a $3.00 processing fee.  Please allow a 1-day
    •  turnaround for printing purposes.
    • -Daily newspapers and weekly magazines available for casual reading after student work is
    •  complete in print and via e-readers
    • -Coin-operated copy machine for student use
     
      • Fine policies: 
      • Regular books--10 cents per day
      • Reference books--25 cents per day
      • DVDs and flash drives--25 cents per day
      • E-readers--$1.00/day
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      •      Returning items on time is part of being a responsible citizen, but since we understand students get busy we provide a 9-day grace period for regular books and a 3-day grace period for reference books, DVDs, and flash drives.  After an item hits $1.00 in fines, the student is responsible for paying the overdue fine. 
      •      The library staff prepares weekly overdue notices and asks the English teachers to distribute to students.  On the 4th week of an overdue item or owing a fine, the student's Powerschool access is blocked.  On the 8th week of an overdue item or owing a fine, a discipline referral is given to the grade-level office.   

    Fowler Media Center Policies:

    • -Research passes are given priority access.  Library capacity is 50 students without teacher accompaniment.
    • -If students choose to use the library during study hall time, they must first report to study hall, show their ID card to the study hall teacher, and be placed on the library pass.  Students then get scanned into the library via their ID card and are expected to work quietly and productively.
    • -Teachers may send groups of up to 6 students from their classrooms at any given time.  A written pass from the teacher is requested.
    • -Students may use the library during lunch.  They need to have an ID card in order to be scanned into the system but are not required to have a pass.  Students will leave their ID card at the front desk.  They are permitted to return to lunch if there are at least twelve minutes left of the class period.
    • -If a student refuses to work quietly and to be productive, he or she will be sent back to study hall and could be restricted from using the library during study hall and lunch times for a minimum of 2 weeks. 
    • -BYOD is supported in the library.  Students may use only the designated outlets to charge a device.
    • -The streaming of videos and music through Internet access is not permitted, as it violates the AUP and ties up bandwidth.
    • -Educational games on the Internet are permitted, as long as they aren't interactive.  (Example: flash cards for vocabulary enrichment are acceptable.)  If a student is unsure, check with one of the library staff members.  Card games are not permitted. 

     

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