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Media Center FAQs

Media Center Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When is the media center open?
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-4:00 pm. Hours are extended during tutoring days or for club meetings. If there is not an adult present, you should not be in the library.

What do I need to check out a book?
Your student ID is preferred for faster check out, but we can look you up with your student ID, too.

What else is available for check out?
Books on CD and cassette and videos are also available. Magazines cannot be checked out.

What happens if I lose a library book?
If you’re afraid you lost a book or another item, please let the media center staff know immediately. We will let you know how much the item costs. The same applies if you damaged a library book.

How long can I keep a book for?
Two weeks. If no one is waiting, you can renew it for two more weeks.

What about textbooks?
Textbooks are checked out to you for the entire school year or semester.

What if I lose or damage a textbook?
A $20 deposit is required to get a second textbook if you’ve lost or damaged the first one. At the end of the school year, we will either refund you the deposit if the book is found, or you will pay us the remaining balance for that book.

How much does it cost to print in the media center?
10 cents per page. We only have black and white printing. Photocopying is also 10 cents per page.

Why do I have to pay for printing?
You’re helping support your media center buy materials and fund fun activities like parties and guest speakers and authors.

May we eat in the media center?
Only in the cafe (tiled) area. Please do not eat on the carpet.

Can I come to the media center without a pass?
Only during lunch. If you’re in class, you need a pass from your teacher. If you don’t have a pass, we will send you back to get one.

*IMPORTANT* Textbook Tips & Reminders

  1. As soon as you receive your textbook(s)- WRITE your full name in INK on the inside cover and the school year.
  2. Make a note of each textbook and its barcode number (it will be on the front or the spine of the book).
  3. DO NOT share your textbooks and DO NOT leave them in an UNLOCKED locker or in your teachers’ classrooms.
  4. If you share a locker, PLEASE keep track of your textbooks.
  5. You are financially responsible for any loss or damages to your textbooks. Any fees/fines you incur for textbooks will be charged to your account and will stay on your account through Senior year if not paid or reconciled.  This WILL impact school-wide privileges, activities, and events.
  6. Remember – each one of these textbooks were checked out to YOU. You are responsible for making sure they are returned in good condition and on time at the end of the school year.

**Florida State Statute outlines textbook responsibilities and accountability:  1006.42

Responsibility of students and parents for instructional materials.—All instructional materials purchased under the provisions of this part are the property of the district school board. When distributed to the students, these instructional materials are on loan to the students while they are pursuing their courses of study and are to be returned at the direction of the school principal or the teacher in charge. Each parent of a student to whom or for whom instructional materials have been issued, is liable for any loss or destruction of, or unnecessary damage to, the instructional materials or for failure of the student to return the instructional materials when directed by the school principal or the teacher in charge, and shall pay for such loss, destruction, or unnecessary damage as provided under s. 1006.28(3).