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William Annin Media Center Learning Commons: Media Center Orientation

Hours

Media Center Learning Commons is open Monday-Friday

7:25am-3:25pm

except the first Wednesday of each month, when it closes at 2:30pm

 

Lending Policies

BORROWING LOAN PERIODS:

  • Books -  4 weeks
  • EBooks - 2 weeks
  • Digital Audio Books (mp4) - 2 weeks
  • Magazines - 1 week
  • DVDs, videos, and reference material - Overnight

BORROWING PROCESS:

   CHECKOUTS:

  • Unlimited student checkouts - You are responsible for all materials you borrow!
  • All physical materials must be checked out at the Circulation desk. EBooks may be checked out online by the student.
  • Students having overdue materials will not be permitted to borrow new materials.
  • RENEWAL: Materials may be renewed, so long as no one else has a hold on them.

   RETURNS:

  • Students are expected to return materials on or before the due date.
  • Books may be returned in the Media Center OR in the orange Return in the cafeteria.

   OVERDUE MATERIALS:

  • Students are called down to the Media Center and an email is sent to the parent's email address to remind student and parent that Media Center materials are overdue. This step is repeated once a week for 3 weeks.
  • If materials are still not returned, the guidance dept. is notified, and a detention may be issued for 7th and 8th grade students. 6th grade students report to Mrs. Hudock.
  • Payment should be made for LOST books before additional Media Center materials can be checked out.

Media Center Learning Commons Policies and Procedures

View this slide show to find out answers to frequently asked questions about the Media Center!

Media Center Learning Commons Use


Students may visit the Media Center at any time during the school day, with a pass from their teacher. Students may also visit the Media Center before school, during lunch, and after school if they have a pass.

Student Use Before School
The Media Center hours are from 7:25 am to 3:25 pm. Students who arrive at school early may come to the Media Center to read, check out materials, do research or projects/homework requiring library resources.

Students needing to use computers should come to the Media Center Learning Commons first and will be directed to available computers.

PASSES are available from the teacher on duty in the cafeteria, auditorium or gym at 7:20 am.

Student Use During Lunch
Lunch passes are available from the teachers on duty in the cafeteria during lunch time. Passes may be limited depending upon the class schedule in the Media Center Learning Commons. Students may also use the Media Center Learning Commons during the "Study Hall #1 or Study Hall #2" period. Please have your Study Hall teacher check with Media Center Learning Commons staff to see if space is available before coming down.

Student Use After School
Students should sign up in the Media Center Learning Commons, by the end of their lunch period, to reserve a space in the Media Center Learning Commons for after school use. Students coming after school should have specific reasons  (research, borrowing materials, using computers, etc.) Completing homework that does not need Media Center Learning Commons resources is generally not an acceptable reason to use the Media Center Learning Commons. The library is open until 3:25 pm, and students need to have a way to get home promptly at 3:25pm.

Students who need help completing daily homework should attend a homework club.