Media Center Use Policies

Checkout Policy

Students may check out two library books at a time for two weeks.

Books are overdue after two weeks but may be renewed for an additional two weeks. No fine is calculated for over-due books. However, the number of books that may be checked out will be based on the number of books currently checked out. Students are urged to renew books if they need to keep them longer than two weeks. You are responsible for all materials you checkout of the library, items must be returned in the same condition they were in when they were checked out. Please bring severely damaged books to Mrs. Witt. Payment for lost or damaged books is expected by the end of the school year.

Search Stations

Computers are located around the Media Center for book search with paper and pencils available for your convenience. You can use Destiny or Destiny Quest for your search. The computers should be returned to the homepage, Destiny Quest when you have completed your search. Please check with Mrs. Witt if you are having difficulties with the online search or with finding the book on the shelf.

Check-in and Checkout

Scan your returning book's HMS Media Center bar-code and look at the computer screen to make sure the title and your name are displayed. Place your book on the cart located by the check-in station.

To check out a book scan your library card and then scan the HMS Media Center bar-code on your book. The bar-code may be located on the front or back cover. Look for your name and the title of the book on the computer screen. Once you see your name and the book title(s) you are ready to go. If you are having trouble checking out, ask Mrs. Witt for help. 

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