Book Check-Outs, Book Returns, and Fines

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    Book Check-outs - Book Returns - Library Fines
    Please be sure to read the Important !!! note at the bottom of this page.

    Please present your student ID card to check out books. It will make the check-out procedure go must more quickly.

    You may check out up to two (2) library books at a time.  Students who establish themselves as regular and proficient readers will be able to check out additional books. The exception to this are Manga and Graphic Novels: due to their popularity, only one (1) book of this type may be checked out at any one time, although exceptions can apply.

    All library books may be checked out for two (2) weeks, with the option of renewing the check-out for an additional two-week period.  If you are ill, you may make arrangements with a family member or friend to return any library books; however, library books checked out to your student ID remain your responsibility.

    Be sure to check the “Date Due” slip located inside of the front cover as a reminder of when it MUST be returned!

    You may renew your check-out status (check out the same book for an additional three weeks), but you MUST bring the book(s) to the Circulation Desk for renewal.

    Please allow time for check-outs.  If you wait until the last minute, you may be late for class!

    You may not check out additional library books if you have unpaid fines and/or overdue books.

    You may not check out a book for another student—students MUST only check out their own books.  You are responsible for any books checked out by you. 

    Return books to the Library on or before the due date by returning them to the Circulation Desk located inside the main entrance of the Library.

    Magazines and newspapers may be loaned with permission of the library staff.

    Fines are normally not charged for overdue library books. If there is any damage to a returned book, such as torn or missing pages, a missing cover on a hardbound book, writing in the book, water damage, or other types of damage, the student may be responsible for payment of the replacement and processing costs of the book. 

    You will not receive a schedule or be allowed to register for classes in the fall until ALL overdue books are returned and fines are paid.


    Overdue Notices 

    Notices will be sent out as a reminder of overdue materials by informational printout and school eMail. 



    –    Damaged library books:  As determined by the Library staff

    –    Damaged beyond use:  Full replacement cost of book

    –    Lost library books:  Full replacement cost of book

    –    Barcode missing/damaged:  $5.00

    –    Lost and Paid for, then Found and Returned >>  Full refund

    Important !!! :  If you have an overdue library book, and two school quarters (half of a school year) have passed, the library book may be considered PERMANENTLY LOST.  A replacement will be ordered, and the person holding the library book may be charged for the FULL COST OF THE BOOK, EVEN IF THE LIBRARY BOOK IS LATER RETURNED.

Last Modified on January 29, 2020