Library Media Center

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May I visit before school?
Yes! Come on in after checking in with your Home Base teacher.
You must bring a signed agenda.
You can READ, check out books, use a computer for assignments, or chat with Ms. Dawson about books, reading, and technology from 8:50 am until 9:05 am.
Remember you must be back in your Home Base by 9:10 am for Morning Announcements.

May I visit during class time?
Yes again, as long as you have a pass that is signed by a teacher and describes the reason for your visit.

May I visit any other time?
Check with Ms. Dawson for before or after school times.
She’ll be happy to accommodate you if possible.
Be responsible and don’t wait until the last minute.

How is the Library Media Center arranged?
Materials are organized according to the Dewey Decimal System, which is the same system used in all CMS schools and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library. We have the following sections: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Short Story, Foreign Language, Magazines, Reference, and a Teacher Collection that includes videos.

Do I need a library card?
No. Books are checked out using your name or Student ID badge.

How do I check out a book?
Just bring your selections to the circulation desk and give your name or show your Student ID badge to the person on duty.

How many books may I check out?
Scholars may check out as many books as they can manage responsibly.

How long may I keep a book?
Books are checked out for 4 weeks and may be renewed for an additional 4 weeks.

Is it OK to check out books that are on display?
Absolutely! That is why we put books on display.

I have overdue books, may I check out more books?
Students with one overdue item may check out one item at a time until the overdue item is returned.

Are there fines for overdue material?
Yes.

What happens if I lose a book?
If you lose a book, you will be charged the cost of the book - even if the dog chews it or a friend loses it.
See Ms. Dawson for the actual cost of a lost book.

Where do I return books?
You may return books to the "book return" slot in the circulation desk.

May I borrow magazines or newspapers?
Definitely! These are some of our most popular items. We use a special envelope for magazines and newspapers.

How do I know when the items I have checked out are due?
Check My Account in the Horizon information Portal.