Media Center

Welcome to the Gainesville Middle School Media Center!

 

Enter the Gainesville Middle School Library Catalog HERE

 

Policies and Procedures Mission Statement

The Gainesville Middle School Media Center exists to assist students in their search for recreational and curricular reading material; to promote students’ life-long enthusiasm for reading; to collaborate with teachers to improve curriculum development and student achievement; and to assist in technology support and integration of technology into classrooms.

 

Hours

The Media Center is open to students from 8:15 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.

 

Most students visit the Media Center every two weeks with their Language Arts teacher.  Students are also allowed to come to the Media Center at any time during the day with teacher permission.  Students not accompanied with a teacher must bring their agenda which will act as their hall pass.

 

Teachers may access the Media Center from 7:45 until 4:00 P.M. or later if prior arrangements are made.

 

Facilities and Materials

We have more than 13,500 books and materials for check-out.

 

We have 12 computers and a color laser printer for student use.  Students must bring their agenda to the Media Center in order to use the computers.  Every student can print 3 free pages per day.  After their three free pages, each additional black and white page will be $.10 each and each additional color page will be $.25.

 

Checking Out Materials

Students are provided with barcodes which are placed in the back of their agendas.  Student barcodes and agendas are necessary to check-out materials.  Lost or damaged barcodes can be replaced for $1.00.

 

Students can check-out one item at a time.  Items can be kept for two weeks.

 

Students are encouraged to return and/or pay for overdue/lost books as soon as possible.  If the book is found, the Media Center will give a full refund of fines paid.

 

If students have not returned or paid for lost books from the previous year, they will not be allowed to check out books during the new school year until their account has been cleared.  Participation in special activities may also be withheld.

 

Internet Usage Policy

Students must have page 45 signed in their agendas to use school computers.

 

Donations

We follow the donation policy of the Gainesville Board of Education, IFAA/IFAB-R, which was issued on 5/7/97.  The donation policy states:  Gift materials are to be judged by basic selection standards, and accepted or rejected according to these standards.

 

These standards include, but are not limited to:

 

Timeliness or permanence

Importance of the subject matter

Readability and popular appeal

Reputation of the author, publisher, vendor, etc.

 

Upon acceptance, the gifts or donations become property of the school system and are subject to the laws, rules, and regulations that govern the school system. Donated items will be placed in the library media center if they meet the selection criteria and will also be weeded according to the policies for all library materials.

 

Gifts in the form of cash donations and memorial requests are also accepted. Materials will be ordered in keeping with the donor’s wishes if the request complies with the library’s selection criteria.

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