Library Policies

Circulation

Students may check out non-fiction, fiction, story collection, and audio books, as well as magazines for a three-week period. These items may be renewed up to three times each by bringing the materials to the LMC. Reference books may be checked out overnight.

Overdues and Fines

A 25 cents/day overdue fine is charged on all overnight materials. All other materials carry a 5 cents/day overdue fine. Report cards will be held at the end of each quarter for students who have overdue materials and/or owe fines of 50 cents or more. A lost item can be taken care of one of two ways:

  • Replace the item. This must be done within 1 year of the original checkout date to ensure that the record is still in the library automation system. The item must also be in the same format (hardback, paperback, etc.) and in new/like new condition.
  • Pay for the lost item. The replacement cost of the item will be printed on the overdue notice. Should the item be found at a later time, we will gladly refund your money (minus any overdue fines) or allow you to keep the item, if you replaced it. Make checks payable to Oakwood High School.

To place holds, renew books, and/or check fines:

  1. Visit the Online Catalog
  2. Click on “Review My Account”
  3. Enter access codes-

Log on screen

Student Expectations

Whether visiting the LMC with a class or during study hall, all students are expected to behave appropriately. Students who do not meet the behavioral expectations for the LMC may lose their LMC privileges temporarily. Student expectations are as follows:

  • All students not with a class must have a written pass from their teacher, sign in at the circulation desk, and sign out upon leaving. Students who sign out of the Library Media Center are expected to report back to class or study hall. Failure to do so constitutes “skipping” and will result in a detention.
  • No food or drinks are permitted near the computers in the LMC. The Library Media Center is open during lunch, but students are expected to eat their lunches elsewhere.
  • Students should visit the LMC with an academic purpose: studying, reading, researching, checking out or returning a book, etc. Students who are using the LMC for social time will be sent back to class or study hall.
  • The computers are for academic use only, and should not be used to play games, shop, etc. Students are bound to the Internet Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Headphones, cellphones, and electronic devices such as iPods and MP3 players may be used to aid with assignments or studying.
  • Printing is restricted to school-related assignments. Non-academic print jobs will be charged a fee of $.10/page for black and white and $1.00/page for color.
  • Talking should be kept to a low volume.
  • All LMC staff members, students, materials, equipment, and furniture should be treated respectfully.

Scheduling and Availability

Teachers may schedule their classes for the LMC or LMC Lab on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit Schedules to check availability and fill out the online form or email Mrs. Ashworth with details if you are interested in scheduling. In some cases, the drop-in computers may also be reserved. Students and teachers should understand that computer availability is not guaranteed from period to period, and occasionally, the LMC may be closed to study hall students due to class usage. The LMC staff does their best to ensure that all students have access to LMC resources as needed.