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Circulation Procedures

Purpose

            The purpose of circulation procedures is to explain who may take out materials from the media center and what types of materials they may borrow.

 

Patrons

            The following are considered patrons of the H. Russell Swift Elementary School Media Center and may have access to circulated library materials.

  • Students who attend H. Russell Swift School
  • Faculty and staff of the Egg Harbor Township School District
  • Volunteers of the H. Russell Swift School

 

Access

            The H. Russell Swift School Media center accommodates all students and staff in a fair and equitable manner in accordance with the Library Bill of Rights.

 

Materials Circulation

            The media center allows the circulation of books to students and library volunteers.  Faculty may circulate books, audio books, videos, reference items, regalia, and periodicals.

  • Books:

         -Students in grades Preschool and Kindergarten may borrow 1 book from designated areas of the library.  If a student forgets his/her book, a notice will be sent home and the student may get a book once they return their current book.

         -Students in grades 1-3 may borrow one book from any section of the library.  If a student forgets his/her book, he/she may choose a paperback book one time.  Thus, it is possible that a student may have two books out at one time.  Furthermore, for special class projects, students may be permitted to check out more books.

         -Teachers may borrow as many books and materials as they need to support their lessons.

         -The circulation period is two weeks, renewed as often as patrons need, unless there is a waiting list for the material. 

  • Reference:

-Reference books do not circulate, but may be checked out by faculty for class research projects.

  • Electronic Books:

-Electronic Books (Ebooks) may be accessed by faculty and students.

  • Audio Books, Big Books, Videos, Kits, and Musical CDs:

-May be checked out by the faculty only.

  • Databases:

-Students and faculty may access databases.  We currently subscribe to PebbleGo Biographies and PebbleGo Animals.  Please contact Mrs. DeNaples for log on information.

 

Responsibility of Borrowing

            It is the responsibility of the patron to follow circulation procedures. 

            It is the responsibility of the patron who borrows materials to take proper care of the materials.  If a material is damaged while in a patron’s care, it is his/her responsibility to alert the Librarian so the item can be repaired.  If the material is beyond repair, it is the responsibility of the patron to make payment for a replacement. 

            It is the responsibility of the patron to return materials on time.

 

Overdue Notices

 Written notice will be given to all borrowers who hold overdue materials.  The media center reserves the right to notify parents or guardians of students that an item is overdue, damaged, or missing.  It also may be necessary to enlist the assistance of the students’ teachers to return missing or overdue items.  Any student who has met their circulation limit or has overdue materials will not be allowed to obtain additional materials from the library until the material is either returned or paid for.

 

Fees and Fines

Students will not be charged fines for overdue books.  Students will be held accountable for lost or damaged books, and be required to replace the book or pay for the book before the end of the school year.

 

Resource Sharing

            The media center supports the process of sharing resources with other media centers, staff, and students within our school district to facilitate access to information and ideas.

 

Updated 9/25/2018

 

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