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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

7:15- 3:30

 

Mission:

The mission of the High School Library is to ensure that all students have equitable access to necessary resources at all times, to further their understanding of content, and enrich their learning environment.The Buna High School Library hopes to provide students with access to a variety of informational formats to further their educational pursuits, while encouraging a lifelong love of reading. "The freedom to read is guaranteed by the constitution" (ALA, 2012). Students have the right and freedoms to access information with a variety of content to read, listen, view and evaluate (Constitution of the United States, First Amendment). A student’s right to use the library will “not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views” (ALA, 2012).

 

Students:

Students may check out books, audio books, archived magazines, and select reference materials. Check out procedures will be completed by the library staff and items will be date stamped with the due date. Students will be limited to three items at a time, unless items are of high demand due to project assignments.


Lost/Damaged Items:
Students are responsible for all library materials that are checked out to them. Students will be charged the replacement cost of an item that is lost or damaged beyond repair. Students must pay for the replacement of an item and receive a receipt before they will be allowed to check out additional library materials. If a lost item is found, the student may be reimbursed for the cost of the item if the item is returned by the end of the school year.

 

Overdue Items:
Students with overdue items may not check out additional library materials until the overdue library materials have been returned. There will be a fine of 5¢ per day for all books more than 2 weeks late, up to a maximum of $8.00.
  The librarian reserves the right to waive fines due to extenuating circumstances. 
 

Circulation Time Limits:
 

  • Books and audio books may be checked out for two weeks.
  • Archived magazines may be checked out overnight only and will be due by 7:50 a.m., before first period.
  • Reference materials may be checked out overnight at the librarian’s discretion and will be due by 7:50 a.m., before first period.
  • CDs, DVDs, videos, AV equipment, and items used for educational purposes within a teacher’s classroom may not be checked out by students.

Teachers/Staff:

All staff members (teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals) may check out all library materials. These items include, books, videos, CDs, DVDs, AV equipments, mobile technology lab, etc. Check out procedures will be completed by the library staff and items will be date stamped with the due date, or posted on the library calendar for AV equipment and mobile technology lab. Teachers will have no limit on the number of items they can check out at one time.
 

Lost/Damaged Items:
Staff members are responsible for all library materials that are checked out to them. Staff members will be charged the replacement cost of an item that is lost or damaged beyond repair. Staff must pay for the replacement of an item and receive a receipt. If a lost item is found, the staff member may be reimbursed for the cost of the item if the item is returned by the end of the school year.

 

Overdue Items:
Staff with overdue items will be notified and given the option to renew the overdue item if it is not in demand by other staff members. There will be no fines assessed for overdue items.

 

Circulation Time Limits:
 

  • Books, audio books, archived magazines, and reference materials may be checked out for six weeks.
  • CDs, DVDs, and videos may be checked out for three weeks.
  • AV equipment and the mobile technology lab may be checked out for two weeks.
  • Any items that are not currently in demand by other teachers may be checked out for a longer period of time as necessary.