Policies and Family Covenant

Policies and Media Center User Covenant

General Circulation Policies

  • When can I go to the media center?
    • Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Any time, with a signed media center pass
    • Extended hours on some occasions
  • How many books can I check out at a time?
    • Students in grades Pre K-1 may check out 1 book at a time (these books may not leave the school).
    • Students in grade 2-9 may check out 2 books at a time (these books may be taken home, if they are returned on time).
    • Students may check out 1 book that is 200 pages or longer, but their 2nd book must be shorter than 200 pages.
    • Only 1 manga/graphic novel may be checked out at a time. These books cannot be renewed.
    • Only 1 "Lucky Day" book may be checked out at a time. These books cannot be renewed.
  • How long can I keep my book?
    • Students are expected to return library materials on time, which means:
      • Within one week (7 days) for Grades PreK-5
      • Within 2 weeks (14 days) for Grades 6-9
    • Students may renew books ONE TIME for 1 additional week if needed (mangas and "Lucky Day" books cannot be renewed).
  • Do I have to pay if my book is late? What happens if I lose or ruin my books?
    • There are no fines for late books, but students may not check out any new materials until overdue items are returned.
    • Students with fines totaling $10 or more may not check out books until their balance is brought below $10.
    • Notifications about fines for lost or badly damaged books are shared with families at the end of each quarter.
  • What are my responsibilities as a media center user?
    • When a student checks out a book, it is his or her responsibility to return the book on time and in good condition.
    • Fines will be charged at the end of each quarter for lost or damaged materials.
    • Students with excessive lost items or fines ($10 or more) will not be able to check out more books until lost items are returned or fines are brought below $10.

Media Center User Covenant

  • All CSE students and families are asked to read and agree to our written Media Center User Covenant at the beginning of the school year, which communicates user policies and expectations. View the user covenant below.