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Library Expectations 414
Library Expectations

Guidelines for Using the Library

    General Guidelines

    • The Library Resource Centre has been designated a teaching area by school administration, which means that classes are given priority access to space and resources during all periods (yes, even lunch periods!)
    • The Library staff have full authority to prioritize facility, resource and equipment use as they deem necessary
    • Cutting and pasting for poster work is permitted on the stipulation that the workspace is completely cleaned after use -- a valid student card is held until this condition has been satisfied
    • Students are admitted for quiet study, research, and recreational reading when space permits
    • Please socialize with your friends in the cafeteria, the atrium or outside
    • No food or drinks are allowed in the library. The exception is water in a tightly closed container, and only if that is not near any computers)
    • Any overheads to be used in the photocopier must be purchased from the library immediately before use
    • All knapsacks must be carefully stowed either on top or under tables to avoid obstructing traffic - for safety, aisles may never be blocked

    Borrowing Materials

    • Students are encouraged to use the library's resources often for both school and recreational purposes
    • Items held on book carts are set aside for class use and must remain in the library
    • Resources may be signed out and/or renewed on a valid student card only -- any fines, damages or lost item charges will be incurred by the person to whom the material has been signed out
    • Borrowing is limited to 3 books per topic / type (eg. fiction) to a maximum of 4 items in total
    • Unless otherwise limited by an classroom teacher the loan periods are 2 weeks for books -- however items may be renewed
    • Resources must be present in order to be renewed
    • Fines for books are $0.25 per day per item
    • Damages are generally charged at half the cost of the item except when that item is newly circulated
    • Borrowing privileges will be suspended until fines / damages are paid

    Computer Usage

    • Full compliance with the YRDSB computer policy (as written in the Information Technology Acceptable Use Agreement​) is strictly enforced -- this includes but is not exclusive to: 
      • no games, social media, downloads of software, or any illegal copying
      • no external devices (eg./ laptops) to be physically attached (via ethernet cable)​ to any school network
      • no sharing of logins
    • 40 networked library desktop computers are available for general use while 2 others are for catalogue searches only
    • Another 32 laptops are available for class use (under the strict responsibility of the classroom teacher)
    • Students in a scheduled library class have priority access to computers
    • A maximum of two students are allowed at one computer station
    • Because of high demand, the Library staff have full authority to prioritize all computer use as they deem necessary

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