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GHS Library Use Policy
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Frequently Asked Questions

When may I use the library?
The library is officially open from 7:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  On Wednesday's the library closes at 1:30 p.m.  Often the library is closed for special events or testing during the day. No pass is required before or after school. Lunch hours do not require a pass. During class periods a signed pass from the teacher is required at the front desk. Students with release periods are welcome.
 
The library is not open on Saturday or Sunday and the schedule follows the District calendar for breaks. The library is not open when our District is not in session.  The library is also not open during the summer, unless the District Summer School is being held on our campus. When that occurs, library use is for summer school students and faculty only.

How does book check-out work?

A picture ID is required: School ID or a driver’s license. Regular books circulate for 10 school days and most reference materials may be checked out overnight. Reference materials checked out overnight are due before the start of school. After a grace period of 5 school days, the fine for regular checkouts will be $.10/day from the due date. Overnight checkouts not turned in before first hour will incur fines of $.25/period, or $1.50 per day.
 
What happens if I owe a fine or overdue book?
A student will not be allowed to check out anything else until overdue materials are returned and the fine is paid. If a book is lost or damaged, a student will be required to pay replacement cost.
 
 
Are textbooks available to use for homework?
We have multiple copies of many textbooks which may be used in the library only. Collateral must be given for the book.
 
 
Is there a charge for printing?
All black and white printing from the network computers is $.10/page. Color printing is available for $.50/page. 

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Gilbert High School Library Use Policy
 
Appropriate Behavior
Behavior that is disruptive to library use is not acceptable. If disruptive behavior occurs repeatedly, library staff reserve the right suspend library privileges per administration. Behavior that is disruptive, may include, but is not limited to:
• Rudeness
• Harassment of library staff
• The use of abusive or threatening language or gestures
• Creation of unreasonable noise
• Loud or boisterous behavior or talking
 
 Level of Incident
 Consequence
 Minor policy infringement
 Warning
 Belligerent behavior 1st incident
 Warning
 Documentation
 Belligerent behavior 2nd incident
 Notify parent
 Documentation Referral
 
 
Cell Phones & Phone Usage
When entering library, please set phone to vibrate. Calls should be made in the library lobby or in the Tiger Mall area.

Closing Procedures
The library staff will begin closing procedures 15 minutes prior to closing time.

Computer/Internet Usage

Academic use will take priority when computers are at a premium. Tampering with computer hardware or software is strictly prohibited. Use of 2 or more computers concurrently is forbidden.
Viewing websites that may be considered prohibited under Arizona State Law is strictly forbidden. Computers may not be used for private, profit or commercial gain. Saving, downloading, burning or photocopying materials is subject to the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code).
The Gilbert Public Schools Electronic Information Student Acceptable Use Policy
should be followed.

Food & Drink
Food and drink are not allowed in the library. Bottled water is allowed, but not while using the computers. Trash receptacles are located throughout the Library and ready for use.
 
Personal Items in the Library
The library is not responsible for lost or stolen items. All items left will be submitted to the Security Office.
 
The library reserves the right to review these policies and make changes as needed.
 

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