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Library Media Center Services & Policies

by Jolene Klein

February 10, 2006

Wakefield Library Media Center

Services & Policies

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., when school is in session.

Borrowing books: Books can be checked out for 2 weeks and renewed as needed. Renewals can be made without the book present. Overdue fines are charged to students in grades 7-12 and are accrued at a rate of 5 cents per day that the library is open. One day of grace is allowed past the due date. Students who accrue $1 or more (20+ days overdue) can not check out a book or other materials until the fine is paid.

eBooks: Students are encouraged to use the Wakefield Gardner Public Library's OverDrive service for eBooks.  Your library card there and at many other public libraries in Nebraska will give you access to OverDrive books.  Software must be downloaded to your device, you will be allowed to download audio books and ebooks and view / listen to the books for a limited time.

Special Resources: Students have access to the online Library Catalog and to databases paid for by the the State of Nebraska, the School Library or the Wakefield H.S. Counseling department, including eLibrary, NebraskAccess (OmniFile FT, Biography Reference Bank, Books in Print, WorldCat, Fiction & NonFiction Connections, HeritageQuest Online, and FirstSearch)  and NCIS (Nebraska Career Information Service).  

The encyclopedia World Book Online is available via the Internet, and remote access information is available for use at home.  The School Library maintains a directory of web links for students, teachers, and parents.  The School Library also has a scanner and a color printer available for student use, as well as wireless keyboards, and digital cameras for checkout.

Inter-Library Loan (ILL): Students or teachers who are interested in reading books or video/DVD's  that are not in the Wakefield LMC collection, may request to these materials through the Interlibrary Loan system. Please ask the library desk for assistance. Borrowers are responsible to follow the ILL policies of the lending library.

Suggestions for the collection: Suggestions are welcome from students or teachers who would like to recommend titles or topics for the collection. Please give your suggestions to the School Librarian.

Book Reviews:  Students and teachers are invited to review books that they've read from the library, by setting up a Destiny library account and writing a review to be viewed by all who search the library catalog.

Lost books: Please report missing books to the Library Media Center so steps can be taken to help locate the book. Students who have lost or damaged books must pay the replacement cost for the same book + processing materials for that book. If the book is found in good condition, the cost can be refunded.

Food & drink: Students may not eat snacks or drink in the library, except for water. Water bottles must be closed and may not be used by the laptop computers.

Leaving school (moving / summer break): All students who leave the school must return all library books and pay all fines & lost charges before they can be signed out by the School Librarian.


Library Media Center (LMC) rules (reprinted from the Student Handbook):

1. The LMC is to be used for research or classroom work assigned by a teacher [or for recreational reading].

2. Instructors will limit the number of students coming to the LMC.

3. Students must have a pass stating the reason they are in the LMC. [If  students are distracting others or making poor use of time, they will be sent back to their classroom . Students are also expected to sign in and out of the LMC.]

4. Students are expected to follow the media center rules [respect for others, selves, and school property].

5. Magazines and encyclopedias [are now available online, via World Book Online or in full-text databases, such as eLibrary and OmniFile].

6. Books are checked out for 2 weeks. A student may renew the book at that time. Students are responsible for fines on overdue material and for replacing lost or damaged books. Cost will be charged according to the replacement value.

7. The School Library does not provide students with supplies, such as pens, paper, [flash drives, index cards, poster board, or highlighters], etc.

8. Any student may use Internet or the computers for research or school work. New students may set up a network account at the library.  Students may also ask the School Librarian to reset a network password.  Students abusing laptops, devices, or Internet privileges will be asked to leave and will lose account privileges.

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