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Library Policies

Hours of Operation  The media centers in buildings A and D are open every day of the week from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM and by appointment during the school year.  They are closed on school holidays and during the summer.  Mrs. Fitzgerald spends Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons, and Tuesday, Thursday mornings in Media A. Mrs. Fitzgerald is available Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings, and Tuesday, Thursday afternoons in Media D. However, both medias have assistants that stay in the facility when Mrs Fitzgerald is not available to allow for continued access to the collection throughout the week (Sue Mullins in Media A, Laurie Kiser in Media D).  

Circulation Policy  

Purpose:

Jenks West Elementary Media Center developed circulation guidelines and procedures to ensure fair access to information for all patrons.

Number of Items:

  • Students are invited to visit the media center often and are encouraged to take their library books back and forth between home and school.  
  • Kindergarten students will come as a whole class once a week to checkout books and are permitted to have one book out at a time to keep for one week. First and second grade students will come once a week in small groups to checkout books and are permitted to have two books out at a time to keep for two weeks.
  • There is no limit to the number of items that a teacher may check out.

Loan periods

  • K students may have a book for one week.  1st/2nd grade students may have a book for two weeks.  A student can always turn in materials early.
  • Reference materials may not be checked out by students, but teachers may check them out for classroom use at the discretion of the media staff.
  • Teachers may keep items as long as needed for a class project, keeping in mind that other classes likely need access to the materials in a timely manner.

Holds:

  • Mrs. Fitzgerald is happy to put a book on hold for a student or teacher and will notify the person when the book arrives.
  • A student may have two items on hold at a time.

Renewals:

  • Books may be renewed once as long as there is not a hold placed on that item.  

Overdue Items:

  • Overdue notices are sent to students in their classrooms.
  • A letter will be sent to the parents of students that have a book overdue more than a month.
  • There are no fines for overdue books.  However, should a student have an overdue, lost, or damaged item, he/she may lose borrowing privileges.

Lost/Damaged Items:

  • Students are expected to pay for the replacement of lost or damaged books or, better yet, to replace the book itself.
  • The student may bring in a new, hard cover book of either the identical or similar title that is age-appropriate for our collection to replace the lost/damaged item.
  • Students will not be allowed to check out and be responsible for additional materials until they have made restitution for missing or damaged items.
  • At the discretion of the librarian, a payment plan can be established.

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