Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER

Hours

The MMS library is open during school hours for the use of all students and staff.

Destiny Catalog

Students can access the library's collection via Destiny, our computer catalog. Searches can be done by author, title, and/or subject. Destiny can be accessed in the library or from any other networked computer in the building.

Library Materials and Resources

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In order to support the curriculum and provide for individual research and enrichment, our library collection encompasses a wide variety of resources. Our inventory includes approximately 9,000 print volumes (fiction, non-fiction, and reference), 30 periodical titles (magazines and newspapers), nearly 1,000 audiovisual items (videotapes, DVDs, audiotapes), Internet access and eleven electronic resource databases, many of which include home access via user id and password. Eight computers are available for student use in accessing these resources. All library patrons must abide by the Mascoutah District 19 Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) in order to access the school's computer network.

Circulation and Overdue Policy

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Regular library books (fiction and non-fiction) may be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed for an additional two weeks, provided these books have not been requested for use by another student or teacher. Current magazines and newspapers are available for use in the library, but cannot be checked out.

AlphaSmarts (portable word processors) are available for overnight checkout by students with a signed parental permission form on file.

There are no fines charged on books, however students with items over 2 weeks overdue may be placed on lunch detention. Students must reimburse the library for the cost of any lost or damaged materials. Individual overdue notices will be sent to students via classroom teachers. However, failure to receive an overdue notice does not excuse the student from returning books.

All library materials are due approximately 1 week before the last day of school. If students have outstanding library items, they may not be eligible for end-of-year celebrations such as field day and the 8th grade field trip.