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SV Library Policies & Services

HOURS School days from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. except for early release Tuesdays - closed at 1:45 p.m.
No pass is required to visit before/after school or during brunch/lunch.  During class times, please get a hall pass from your classroom teacher and check in with the teacher librarian. 

BORROWING A current student I.D. card is required when materials are checked out. Students may check out up to 6 items. Holds may be placed on books to reserve them for a student upon the book's return. 

LOAN PERIOD Books are due on Monday approximately three weeks from the date borrowed. You may return books before they are due. You may keep books longer than three weeks only if you bring them in to renew, on or before the due date. Reference books and magazines are checked out for one day only. 
RESPONSIBILITY Students are responsible for returning materials on time and in good condition. There are no late fees. Fines are only assessed for lost or damaged items.  Students with overdue materials or fines will be notified via their school email and their parents'/guardians' email.  Until the item(s) are returned or fines paid, the student will be on the library's LOP (Loss of Privileges) list. Privileges include checking out library books and attending fun school activities such as dances.

COMPUTER USE Computers are for school related work only. This restriction is due to the heavy demand for our 12 student computers. A donation is requested for printing in the following amounts:  .10 cents a page for black and white ink and .25 cents a page for color ink. 
SILENT WORK AREA  The area near the mural at the entrance of the library has soft seating, computers, and tables for silent reading and work. Please do not use your cell phone in this area. 
WE ARE A CELL PHONE FREE SCHOOL Cell phones must be silenced and remain in your backpack in the library and on campus.  However, students may charge their cell phone for free in a locked charging station at the library. Drop-off and pick-up of phones may ONLY be done before/after school and brunch/lunch (NOT during passing periods or during class.)  For security reasons, you must have your ID card which will be placed in the station along with your phone. See the adult library staff for assistance with this service. 
BOARD GAMES The library has board games that you may use during lunch. These include Boggle, Swish, chess, checkers, and other educational board games. See the teacher librarian if you'd like to use these.
CONDUCT Students are asked to respect the library's Social Contract which honors the rights of all library users when using the library's facility and materials. Acceptable behavior includes conducting research, reading, studying, or checking-out/returning materials. Students with unacceptable behavior such as loud voices, eating/drinking, misusing computers, or disturbing others, will be asked to leave the library for the remainder of the day.  Electronic devices must be silenced when entering any school building, including the library.

The Sierra Vista Library accepts donations of books in new condition, age appropriate, and/or curriculum based.  We appreciate families thinking of us throughout the year.
LIBRARY BOOK SELECTION POLICY  All library books are selected in accordance with the Hart District selection policy.  During the selection process, the teacher librarian consults a wide variety of resources including, but not limited to professional reviews, content experts (teachers), student suggestions, and current collection analysis.  All resources selected for our school library are chosen to meet the interests and needs of our current patrons and reflect a diversity of perspectives.
District Acceptable Use Policy for Online Services Access
When you sign on to any school computing device or software, you are agreeing to follow the district's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). Click HERE to review this policy.