LMC Policies The librarians and administration of Science Hill High School strive to create an atmosphere of respect for everyone who comes into the SHHS Media Center. There is an expectation that all the materials and holdings will be in a useable condition and quickly and effectively checked back into the collection for the next user. There are certain rules and policies in place to ensure that all of the students and faculty will have equal access to every item in the library. It is the responsibility of each student to abide by the rules and policies set forth for the SHHS LMC. The following information is also in the 2015-2016 Student Handbook. FINES A $.25 fine per day is charged for overdue books and periodicals. Fines will be charged from the date due and will continue until a maximum of $5.00 per book per session is reached. - $1.00 fine per day is charged for overdue calculators, audio books, and other equipment. *No charge is made for excused absences and non-student days.
An effort will be made to send a notice on campus to students with obligations. Student obligations must be cleared in the media center. Obligations not cleared by the end of the school year will be subject to school policy.
FOOD OR DRINK Food or drink is not permitted anywhere in the media center.
LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER ID CARD All students desiring to check out materials and equipment or use a computer are asked to present their SCIENCE HILL STUDENT ID CARD each time a loan is made. An alternative form of identification may be used if ID is not available. A due date is stamped in the back of each book. Books should be returned on or before the due date or a fine will be incurred.
Students should plan to use reference materials in the LMC. Reference books are not available for checkout.
MATERIALS LOST OR DAMAGED A fee will be charged to replace damaged material according to the value of the destroyed or abused material. A Library Media Specialist will assess the fee. The cost for lost books, periodicals, AV materials, and equipment will be the cost of the item. There is a $5.00 charge to replace lost ID cards. THEFT OF LMC MATERIALS Tennessee State Law, Public Chapter 725 states that "any person who takes library materials from any school library without authorization is subject to search and to prosecution as a shoplifter. "
Any student activating the security alarms will be sent to the circulation desk and an administrator will be notified. If LMC material is found that has not been properly checked out, an administrator will contact the student’s parent or guardian for disciplinary action and possible citation to court.
PERIODICALS Back issues of magazines may be obtained at the circulation desk. Periodicals may be checked out for overnight use. Magazine articles and article summaries are available on the library databases.
SCHEDULE The Library Media Center will be open from 7:00AM to 3:30PM, Monday – Friday. Extended or abbreviated hours will be announced and posted.
STUDENT USE Students may come to the LMC individually or with a scheduled class. When an individual student comes to the LMC without a scheduled class, he/she must have a school-approved hall pass. Hall passes are required during lunch.