Auburn High School
Library Resource Center Policies
The Library Resource Center (LRC) is a quiet study area.¬† Students are welcome for research, class assignments, pleasure reading and computer use as space permits.¬† The LRC is open on Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students may come to the LRC during Study Hall with a signed pass from their study hall teachers. Once signed into the LRC, students assume certain obligations and responsibilities for their own behavior.¬†
Library Rules and Expectations
- Students wishing to come to the library should report to their study hall teachers first. The study hall teacher will issue library passes after taking attendance.¬†
- Once passes have been issued from study hall teachers, students should come directly to the library.¬† Students should come prepared with work to do and all materials needed to stay for the entire class period.¬† After signing into the library, locker passes may be issued if necessary, but should be the exception rather than the rule.
- When students arrive at the library they must show their passes and agenda or ID cards to the staff member at the sign-in desk.
- Students must also sign a separate sheet to use one of the library computers.¬†
- ¬†To provide a quiet, productive learning environment, students may sit with no more than two people at a table.
- Students may be asked to sit in a specific section of the library for ease of supervision.
- If there is limited seating due to class use of the library, students who have already signed into the library during a previous period that day may be asked to return to study hall.
- Students should come to the library prepared to read or to do school work.
- While in the library, students must help to maintain a quiet, productive learning environment for everyone.
- No food or drinks other than water are allowed in the library.
- Cell phone use is prohibited thoughout the school, and therefore in the library.
- Library computers are to be used for academic purposes only. Game playing and other inappropriate use of the computers will result in a loss of privileges.
- Students are expected to treat library staff, library materials and other library patrons with respect at all times.
- Inappropriate behavior (i.e. excessive talking, wandering, distracting other patrons, listening to music, text messaging, and being disrespectful) will result in a warning to the student.¬† If the inappropriate behavior continues, the student will be given a pass back to study hall or lunch and will not be allowed into the library for 10 school days.
- The second time a student is asked to leave the library s/he may not return for 20 school days.¬† In addition, a disciplinary referral may be sent to the student's vice principal.
- ¬†The third time a student is asked to leave the library, s/he will not be allowed to return for 30 school days, and a referral will be sent to the student's vice principal.¬† A letter will also be sent to the student's parent(s) or guardians(s). When the student returns, s/he will conference with the librarian and sign a behavioral contract.¬† If the student breaks or refuses to sign the contract, s/he will not be permitted in the library from study hall for the remainder of the school year.
If you have questions about using the library, please contact your librarian, Mrs. Nellenback, at 255-8300 ext. 2370, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.