Library Policies & Procedures

Our primary mission is to provide books and other materials that support the curriculum of LWHS. We provide access to a wide variety of current and appropriate resources.

The Lake Washington High School
Library-Media Resource Center
STAFF

Elizabeth Courage, Library Media Specialist, Library Media Specialist
Amida Siddick, Library Secretary
Becky Munsell, Library IA

WHAT WE DO…

  • Provide instruction and assistance in the use of library information, materials and equipment.
  • Provide a quiet, attractive and friendly environment to study.
  • Provide help and resources for assignments and information needs upon request.
  • Provide books for recreational reading.
  • Purchase books, materials and equipment to support LWHS curriculum and educational goals.
  • Assist teachers by collaborating with instruction and by providing resources that support curriculum.
WHAT WE HAVE…
  • Print Resources: Large collection of books, high quality reference section, magazines
    (current and 7 year back issues) and newspapers.
  • Electronic Resources: School and District Library Catalog, King County Library System Catalog, informational databases, and Internet resources including home access privileges.
  • Word Processing, Database/Spreadsheets, Presentation software.
  • Equipment: Computers, Video Cameras, and LCD Projectors.
  • Conference room for small group meetings.
OUR PROCEDURES…
  • Regular book checkout period is three weeks. (Reference books over night by permission.
    Check out AFTER last period by 8:00 A.M. the following day).
  • Magazines are available at the circulation counter and may be checked out for one week.
  • Students with overdue books are not allowed to check out library materials.
  • Students are not charged for overdue books. Students ARE responsible to pay fines for lost or damaged books.
  • Overdue notices are regularly sent until materials are returned.
  • Student transcripts are withheld until library fines are paid. Fines accumulate from year to year until paid.
  • Library is open before and after school, and during lunch periods for reading, study and research.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE THE LIBRARY A GREAT PLACE FOR EVERYONE…
  • Speak quietly and behave in a manner consistent with study.
  • Present a library pass when using library during class time.
  • Do not bring food, drinks or candy into the library.
  • Enter the library in an orderly manner and lower your voice.
  • Check out ALL items taken from the library.

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