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 2-10 may check out 2 books at a time (these books may be taken home, if they are returned on time).
    • Grade 2-4 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" or "New Title" books 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 6-10
    • 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. Fines are only charged if a book is lost or irreparably damaged.
    • Students with fines totaling $15 or more may not check out books until their balance is brought below $15.
    • 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 severely damaged materials.
    • Students with excessive lost items or fines ($15 or more) will not be able to check out more books until lost items are returned or fines are brought below $15.

Media Center User Covenant

  • All CSE students and families are asked to read and agree to our written Media Center User Covenant, which communicates user policies and expectations. Once a covenant is signed and on file, families do not need to sign a new one each year. View the user covenant below.