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EFES Library Policies and Procedures
Library hours are 7:25 to 3:00, Monday through Friday during the regular school year. Students may visit the library before and after classes. They may also visit, with the permission of their classroom teacher, during Open Library Periods which are scheduled periodically throughout the day (See the library class schedule for open library periods).
The library is not open during scheduled classes - I will be helping classes then.
Teachers: Please schedule ahead to save a spot for whole groups or classes!
Students visit the library with their classmates once every (five) days on the lettered day assigned to their class (A-day, B-day, C-day, D-day or E-day). Portions of the class period will be devoted to learning and improving library skills, story time and to checking out books.
Before students can check out books, they and their parents/guardians, will be asked to sign a Library Agreement. This states that the student will follow PAWS expectations in the library and will be responsible for the books in their care or reimburse the school for any books that are lost or damaged. (IF this were to happen, the replacement cost would be stated on the overdue notice. Payment could be made with cash or check made out to EFES Library. Payment must be made to the librarian before the student can resume checking out books. If a lost book is found and returned undamaged, payment will be refunded.) Thanks for helping keep a healthy library!
(Library Agreements are now online with EFES registration)
Check Out Procedure
Because all books have a shelf address known as a 'Call Number' which is used to keep the books in order on the shelves so that they can easily be found, the following checkout procedure must be followed by students:
--- All students are given a shelf marker which has their name and assigned patron ID barcode on it. Shelf markers are used to mark a books postion on the shelf.
--- Students place the marker on the shelf next to the book they want to look at.
--- The shelf marker remains on the shelf while the reader examines the book.
--- If the student decides not to check out the book, then the book can be placed back in it's proper place on the shelf before pulling the shelf marker.
--- If the student decides not to keep the book after the shelf marker has been pulled, then the book is taken to the circulation desk and the library staff will re-shelve the book.
--- If the student decides they want the book, they pull the shelf marker and continue looking for a second book.
--- When the student is ready to check out, they take their shelf marker and books to the circulation desk. The librarian or library volunteer will scan the barcodes on the shelf marker and then the barcodes on the backs of each book into the computer.
--- Date due stickers are put on the back of each book and the check out is complete. Shelf markers are kept in the library and reissued when the class next meets.
Overdue Books And Renewals
Books are checked out for one week and are due back on the next scheduled library class day. Although there is no fine for overdue books, notices will be sent on the day they are due and overdue books must be returned before additional books can be checked out by the student. If the book is not returned, repeat notice will be issued weekly. After the third overdue notice, the book is considered lost and payment must be made before additional books can be checked out.
Books may be renewed if they have not been reserved by another student. To renew, a book must be physically present in the library.