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Circulation Policy

January 2019

I. Purpose

  Leesville Road Middle School Media Center has developed circulation policies and procedures to ensure fair access to materials and information for all patrons.

II. Loan Periods

    Leesville Road Middle School Media Center has developed the following loan periods for materials.

·         Fiction and Nonfiction Books: 3 weeks

·         Reference Books:  overnight

·         Faculty Use--Any Materials: Period of need

III. Checking Out Materials

·         Students and other non-faculty patrons are permitted to check out 3 books for a 3 week time period.  

·         Faculty members are not limited in number of materials and equipment checked out at any given time. The Media Center staff will notify faculty members if another individual has requested the items currently on loan.

·         Students are not permitted to check out materials in their name for another student. If this does occur, the student whose name is on the account associated with the book will be held responsible for its return and any subsequent consequences as a result of overdue, lost, and damaged materials.

IV. Renewal of Materials

    In order to renew materials, students must bring the book to the Media Center. The Media Center staff will not renew a book unless they can account for it in the student's possession. There is no limit on the number of times a book can be renewed; however, students will be notified if a hold has been placed on a particular title so that they may understand that other students are waiting for the book.

V. Hold Requests

Leesville Road Middle School Media Center patrons can request to put an item on hold by indicating this intention to a member of the Media Center staff. When a book is returned and ready for the next person in the hold request line, that person will be notified via the morning announcements. All materials on hold will be put aside for one week.* If the materials are not picked up in one week, they will go back into general circulation or move to the next person in the hold line.

 

 

VII.    Overdue fines.  Overdue fines were discontinued in January of 2016.   See below for information regarding lost books.  


VIII. Lost and Damaged Materials

A. Lost Materials

    When a student determines that he or she is unable to locate a book and that it is indeed lost, that student must pay for the replacement of that item. The fee will be the cost of the book in the Destiny Catalog system.  If a student chooses to replace the book instead of pay for it, the replacement copy must be new and in perfect condition.

    Students will receive a receipt of the transaction and are encouraged to hold onto the receipt. If a book is found after payment has been made, a student will only be reimbursed if he or she can present the receipt. Reimbursement is only considered within 30 days of the date of payment.

B. Damaged Materials

    Students will be charged to replace damaged materials as determined on a case-by-case basis. The fee will be the cost of the book in the Destiny Catalog system.  If a student chooses to replace the book instead of pay for it, the replacement copy must be new and in perfect condition.

 

IX. Restriction of Media Center Privileges

 Leesville Road Middle School Media Center reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or revoke privileges according to the judgment of the LRMS Library Media Coordinator and the LRMS Administrative Team in compliance with WCPSS policies and guidelines. The following situations serve as examples of when such action might be taken: numerous lost or damaged materials, chronic overdue materials, theft or attempted theft of materials, and/or other extreme cases.

 

X. Confidentiality

    Leesville Road Middle School Media Center respects patrons' confidentiality and protects media center use records accordingly. The goal is to permit users to act and read without fear of repercussion.

Note:  This circulation policy is credited to the hard work of Kendra Allen at Holly Grove Middle School.  Thank you for sharing your organized thoughts with Leesville Road Middle School.