Questions 1) How many items may a student checkout? 2) How long can a student keep a book? 3) What happens if an item is lost or damaged? 4) When do students visit the library? Answers 1) Q How many items may a student checkout? A
The following guidelines are set to provide consistency throughout the district for the number of books suggested to be checked out at a time:
- Kindergarten - 1 book
- 1st through 5th - 2 books
2) Q How long can a student keep a book? A
Students are generally allowed two weeks to keep a book, but if they are not finished a student can come to the library and ask for the item to be renewed.
3) Q What happens if an item is lost or damaged? A
Students will have a reduction in the number of books they are allowed to check out until the item is either returned or payment is made.
- Damaged items will be assessed fees based on the amount of damage. In some cases, replacement might be necessary.
- Lost item charges are based on the replacement cost of a library bound copy of the item. In general you might expect to pay the following approximate charges for items: Paperback book ($5); Hardback book ($20); Magazine ($3) Reference Book ($25)
4) Q When do students visit the library? AKindergarten and first grades often visit the library weekly on the same day and time. Second through fifth grades follow an every other week scheduled lesson time.
The Jefferson City Public Schools Library Media Program utilizes flexible access scheduling. This allows teachers and the librarian to cooperatively plan lessons and team teach. Teachers may schedule to use the library for times other than their regular weekly or bi-weekly library time.
"Open Borrowing" times are set each day in the library schedule so that students may always have the opportunity for check out of materials.