Library Policies

Here you will find information about how we develop our collection, both online and physical resources, and policies regarding acceptable and responsible use of information.

Circulation Policies
Students may borrow up to 15 items at a time.  The limit is flexible with special arrangements.

Non-reference books and vinyl albums may be checked out for 3 weeks at a time, with one standard renewal. 
Reference books, science collections, and photographs may be checked out for one day or overnight, with one standard renewal if no reserve on the item.
DVDs and periodicals may be checked out for one week, with one standard renewal.
Record players may be checked out for 3 weeks at a time, with one standard renewal.

Late fees: Late fees are 5 cents per item, per day.
Lost or damaged books: $10 for paper back, $20 for hard cover, $100 for reference books, $15 for DVDs, $5 for vinyl albums
Reserve policy: Students may reserve books by making a request at the desk.  If an item has a reserve request on it, no renewal will be allowed.
Teachers may check out as many books, DVDs, vinyl records, magazines, or AV/tech equipment as they need for the entire school year.  In May teachers will receive a list of all their checked out items.

The Lancer Library is your space to enjoy and use when you need it.  We offer flexible scheduling for both in-library and in-class needs.  The library is open from 7:30 am to 6:00 Monday through Friday, except late start days (and all school hours on half and special schedule days).  Our goal in the library is to support teacher instruction and student research needs.  Teachers are welcome to email or stop by the library to schedule whole class in-library time, or to request librarian services for your classroom.    

Individual student and teacher needs
Students are welcome before and after school and during non-instructional lunch time without a pass.  During instructional times, students need only present a library pass signed by their teacher.  We want you in the library, but your class time comes first!

Teachers are welcome any time to use the facilities for their own planning, to check out books, or collaborate with the librarian or other teachers.