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    West Orange High School Library Policies 

    Slideshow: WOHS LMC Policies


    The Library Media Center (LMC) contains a wide range of print, non-print and online materials chosen to enrich the curriculum and answer the needs of the varied interests of students and staff.  The LMC is to be used as a quiet area for research, reading and other appropriate activities.  In order to ensure that everyone enjoys the opportunity to work and study in quiet surroundings, students must follow ALL school guidelines established for appropriate behavior as outlined in the Student Handbook.

     General Rules of the LMC

    Polite use of cell phones, iPods, and headphones is permitted in the LMC during lunch, study hall and after school. 

    Food and drink are prohibited in the LMC.

     Hours:

    The LMC is open from 7:20 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. on Friday.  Staff is available to answer questions, locate materials, and assist students in using the resources.

     LMC Use - During School Hours:

    All students must present a written pass from their teacher to use the LMC during a class or study hall. Upon entering the LMC students must sign in on the attendance form specifically designated for that period. Students do not need passes to   The number of students may be limited each period depending on class use and computer availability.

     LMC Use - After School Hours - 2:15-3:30 p.m.

    The LMC is open Monday through Thursday until 3:30 p.m. Note: There are no late buses on Mondays.

    Students who need to use the LMC after school must report with their West Orange High School ID cards and sign in by 2:35.

    Late bus passes will be provided at 3:20. Students entering the LMC AFTER 2:35 must present a hall pass and a late bus pass from a teacher.  Students must remain working quietly until bus passes are issued.

     Borrowing LMC Materials

    • Students must present their school ID cards to borrow materials and are responsible for all materials charged to their card.
    • Books in the generalcollection circulate for 28 days.
    • Reference books and current magazines circulate for one week. 
    • DVDs circulate for one week.
    • Kindles circulate for 28 days. Students who wish to borrow kindles, must complete and return permission slips which can be found in the library or downloaded and printed from the Kindle link on the left.  Titles loaded on each Kindle may be found there as well.
    • Additional materials may be borrowed through inter-library loan.

     Fines for Overdue Items

    Fines are charged for overdue items as follows:

    • General Collection           
                  .10 per school day, maximum late fine, $10.00 per item.
    • Reference books, DVDs, reserve materials, and current magazines:     
                  .50 per school day, maximum  late fine, $20.00 per item.
    • Kindles:  1.00 per school day

    Students may not borrow additional materials if items are overdue or if a fine is owed.

     Lost or Damaged Materials

    If a book is lost or damaged, the student is charged the late fine plus the replacement cost.

    If the material is found, the replacement cost will be refunded.

Last Modified on September 18, 2017