• Policies and Procedures

    Class Visits
    Middle School students may use the Media Center before and after
    school and when their teacher schedules a class visit. If a student finishes a book before
    their next class visit, they may come to the Media Center, with
    teacher permission, and return a book and/or check out a new one
    .

    Number of Books

    Grades

    # of Books

    6th

    3

    7th

    3

    8th

    3

    This reflects the number of books a student may have out at any
    one time. Exceptions are made for students on a
    site by site basis, for research reports and other projects. A
    student may come to the Library Media Center between class visits to
    return a completed book and check out a new selection. Teacher
    permission must be obtained during school hours.

    Length of Checkout Period and Renewals
    All students are permitted to keep a book as long as needed
    (within reason) under the following circumstances:
    • they are making progress in the book and not ignoring it
    • they bring the book in during each weekly class visit for renewal
    We ask that the books be brought in each week for renewal to help
    students keep better track of their books. It is easier to locate a
    book when it is known that the book must be presented each week.
    This really helps cut down the number of misplaced or lost books.

    Overdue Policy
    Dublin Unified School District does not charge late fees for overdue
    books. However, a student will not be able to check out a new book
    until the overdue one is returned. This could result in the student
    not able to check out a new book each week. We encourage the
    students that remembering library books is their responsibility;
    however gentle reminders from parents/guardians arevery helpful.
     
    Damaged and Lost Books
    Each year the schools in the Dublin Unified School District Library
    Media Centers suffer significant losses and/or damages to books
    and materials which are not properly cared for by students. In
    order to maintain the quality of service for all students, it is
    necessary for lost or damaged books to be replaced. You will
    receive a bill notice for the replacement cost of the book if the
    student has lost or damaged it.