The Media Center is for the use of all students and staff for reading, studying, and research. The librarian and media assistants are here to help students with their research and reading needs; however, students are expected to learn how to use the library system and to keep up with their library accounts online.  Students are required to behave responsibly while entering or using the Media Center.

The Media Center operating hours:

Mon-Thurs - 8:00 to 3:30
Friday - 8:00 to 3:15

General regulations for Media Center Use and Enjoyment

  • Enter the Media Center quietly and orderly. Do not enter the Media Center during class change unless you need to use the Media Center. The Media Center is not a passageway. Use the breezeways and middle and high school hallways to navigate throughout the building.
  • Students must have a pass from their teacher in order to enter the Media Center during a class period or block; this includes homeroom or extended learning. A student cannot choose to go to the Media Center rather than report to class. To do so is considered skipping class.
  • Students must sign in and out correctly at the sign-in station computer at the circulation desk.
  • Students should be considerate of others by refraining from excessive talking.
  • No eating or drinking is allowed in the Media Center.

Computers

  • There are several desktop computers and a class set of laptops available for student use in the Media Center.
  • The laptops will be reserved for whole-class use. Individual students should use the desktops first.
  • Students may use the Media Center computers only for educational purposes.
  • There are three dedicated desktop computers: one for searching the library catalog, one for signing in and out, and one for self-check in of books.

Circulation (Checking in and out materials)

  • The circulation desk is available for checking out materials, paying fines, and most other library needs. Students should check the circulation desk first.
  • Students must present their student ID cards to check out a book.
  • At parents’ discretion, there is a form that may be completed and signed in order for middle school students to have permission to check out “high school only” books.
  • Students are responsible for returning books on or before the due date listed in their online library account (available by logging into https://irwin.follettdestiny.com with their network username and password). Ebooks are also available for reading online or checking out to personal computing devices through Follett Destiny.
  • Students are responsible for checking in their own books. A self-check in station is provided for this purpose.
  • Students must:
    • Scan the library barcode on the book.
    • Check that the book title appears on the computer screen.
    • Place the book on the cart to be shelved.
    • If assistance is needed, please ask.
  • Students are responsible for all fines for books that are not properly checked in, even if the book is later found in the Media Center.
  • Fines for overdue books are 10 cents per school calendar day, per book, beginning with the first day the book is overdue. Fines will be waived only for emergency-type excused absences. Students who are aware of upcoming absences (field trips, etc.) should plan accordingly.

General Regulations

  • For student convenience, one username and password is used to log into the ICSS network, Follett Destiny, and Renaissance Place (AR/STAR). The fine for excessive password requests is 25 cents per request.
  • Students are responsible for keeping up with their library materials. Lost or damaged materials must be paid for by the student to whom the material was issued. Money paid for a lost item will be refunded if the item is found in good condition within the same school year the fine was paid.
  • Any student owing a media fine will not be allowed to check out materials, use the library computers, or obtain his or her report card until the matter is resolved.
  • The librarian welcomes student and teacher input regarding materials to be purchased for the media center.