Policies and Procedures
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday
Materials: The library media center has approximately 24,300 items including books, audiovisual materials, and equipment. The library does not lend audiovisual materials, including DVD's and videos, to students. Students enrolled in English IV w/Graduation Project who need to check out equipment should see Mrs. Wright.
Checking out books
ID cards are required to check out books. Most books are checked out for two weeks and may be renewed once. Fines for late books are ten cents for each school day the book is overdue. The maximum overdue fine is $10.00 per book, but the replacement value of the book plus a $3.00 processing fee must be paid if one is lost.
Online Catalog: The library media center utilizes a web-based system, meaning that the entire catalog may be viewed from home. Follow the link below; there is also a link from the library’s home page. http://opac.nhcs.net/InfoCentre/PickALibrary.do;jsessionid=BBDC7B517CA7184EA5CC9E04D479CCCC?library=352
Fines: Parents and students may also check library fines from home. Follow the link below; “Patron ID” is your pupil number, “Surname” is your last name.
Passes and ID: A pass and school ID is required to be presented at the front desk at all times classes are in session, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., including lunch. Students with early release must obtain permission from a subject teacher in order to use the library during a release period. Teachers may send up to five individuals to the library during a class period if these students need to use library materials. Each student must have his/her own handbook signed by a teacher showing the time the student left the classroom. These students will return to the classroom before the end of the period with their handbooks signed. Substitute teachers are not allowed to send students to the library.
Computer lab: Scheduled classes have first priority for use of the computer lab. Individuals may use the lab anytime there are computers available and one has a pass from their subject teacher. Students should bring their own flash drive to save their work. Lab computers do not have 3 ˝” disk drives. Due to fire and safety code, book bags are not allowed in the lab. Students should leave their book bags at the front of the library but may remove needed classwork items and bring those into the lab.
Scanner for pictures and documents – see Mrs. Wright for items you need scanned. There is no charge to scan and save to a flash drive. To scan and print to the color printer, the charge is $.25 per page.
Copier for student and staff use – see a library assistant at the front desk. Copies cost $.10 each and must be made by library students or staff.
Supplies for purchase – see a library assistant at the front desk. 3” x 5” notecards, 4” x 6” notecards, business envelopes, mechanical pencils, and gel pens may be purchased. 3 ˝” disk drives may still be purchased until our stock runs out. NHHS lab computers do not have 3 ˝” disk drives.