• WHS Media Center Student Policies


    Our library media center seeks to promote and support 21st century teaching and learning in our school community. The following policies are designed to ensure that all students are served in the best way possible way: 

    ·         The library media center is normally open from 8:15 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The media center opens at 7:45 on days when the media assistant is on campus and closes at 3:45 on Wednesdays. Students are required to have a pass from their teacher if they need to work in the library during normal class periods.  Students who are not with a class are required to sign-in and out on sheet at the circulation desk. Students may get passes before school from the main office.
    Computers are reserved for academic work. Media staff will assign computer work stations based on availability and scheduling.


    ·         The library is open most days during lunch for students who need to study or use library materials. Students should request a library pass from the media staff before school or between classes to reserve a spot in the media center during lunch. The number of available spaces will vary depending on scheduled classes in the media center or other events. The student will show the library pass in order to leave the cafeteria to work in the library during lunch.


    ·         Students are expected to work productively and be respectful of others in the library.
    Food and drink are not allowed in the library at any time.
    Cell phones and earbuds/personal headphones may not be used in the library at any time unless it is for an academic purpose designated by the teacher.


    ·         Books are checked out for a period of two weeks and may be renewed.  Students must bring their books to the library for renewal. Students with overdue books may be limited until their account is in good standing.


    ·         Most reference books are used in the media center and classrooms. Special arrangements for overnight check-out may be arranged as needed.


    ·         Students are allowed to print one copy of their own academic work to Printer 3. Students should request permission from their teacher or the media staff before printing in the media center.  Students should proofread their work, take notes and minimize printing as much as possible. Students are expected to give proper credit and use materials following copyright guidelines. PowerPoint documents should be printed as 6-9 slide handouts (not as slides).
    Computers may not be used for personal communication, game playing, or accessing any other inappropriate sites.  Violation of this policy may result in the loss of log-in privileges. Students should keep their password information secure.