West Orange High School Library Policies
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The Library Media Center (LMC) contains a wide range of print, non-print and online materials chosen to enrich the curriculum
and answer the needs of the varied interests of students and staff. The LMC is to be used as a quiet area for research, reading
and other appropriate activities. In order to ensure that everyone enjoys the opportunity to work and study in quiet
surroundings, students must follow ALL school guidelines established for appropriate behavior as outlined in the Student
General Rules of the LMC
Cell phones, iPods, headphones, and the wearing of hats are prohibited in the LMC at all times. Faculty will confiscate
unauthorized items and submit them to the security office. Food and drink is prohibited in the LMC.
The LMC is open from 7:20 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. on Friday. Staff is
available to answer questions, locate materials and assist students in using the resources.
LMC Use - During School Hours:
All students must present a written pass from their teacher to use the LMC during a class or study hall. Upon entering the LMC
students must sign in on the attendance form specifically designated for that period. Failure to do so will be recorded as a
“cut”. Lunch time use of the LMC requires a pass issued by the Library Media Specialist - available in the LMC from 7:15 to
10:00a.m. every morning. The number of students may be limited each period depending on class use and computer
LMC Use - After School Hours - 2:15-3:30 p.m.
The LMC is open Monday through Thursday until 3:30 p.m. Note: There are no late buses on Mondays.
Students who need to use the LMC after school must report with their West Orange High School ID cards and sign in by 2:35.
Late bus passes will be provided at 3:20. Students entering the LMC AFTER 2:35 must present a hall pass and a late bus pass
from a teacher. Students must remain working quietly until bus passes are issued.
Borrowing LMC Materials
Fines for Overdue Items
Fines are charged for overdue items as follows:
.05 per school day, maximum late fine, $10.00 per item.
Reference books, DVDs, reserve materials, and current magazines:
.50 per school day, maximum late fine, $20.00 per item.
Kindles: 3.00 per school day
Students may not borrow additional materials if items are overdue or if a fine is owed.
Lost or Damaged Materials
If a book is lost or damaged, the student is charged the late fine plus the replacement cost.
If the material is found, the replacement cost will be refunded.
Acceptable Use Policy