Library Policies and Procedures for Students

Policies & Procedures

Library Visit


Library orientation and bibliographic instructional sessions will be scheduled throughout a students high school career to familiarize each student with the librarys resources and to teach the research process.  Subject teachers will bring classes to the library for research.


The library staff issues passes to individual students who wish to come to the library during lunch, early dismissal period or late arrival period. Students must secure this pass in advance at the Circulation Desk.  Study Hall teachers will issue passes at the beginning of the Study Hall.  The number of students admitted will depend upon the number of scheduled classes in the library at that time. Students from study hall and lunch remain in the library for the remainder of the period.


All library patrons must follow the general school rules of conduct that are set for the student body. In addition, food and drinks are not allowed in the library.  At the discretion of the librarians, library privileges may be revoked.




Students must present their HHS ID cards in order to check out library materials or obtain computer passwords.  Students may use all library resources and may borrow those materials that circulate. Students may check out books for four weeks.  These may be renewed once, if no other patron has requested them. If, at the time of request for renewal, the book is already overdue, the request may be denied. Limits may be placed on the number of items a patron may take out on the same topic.


Reference books and periodicals may be borrowed overnight. Reserve books circulate according to the guidelines set by the librarians after consultation with faculty members who put them on reserve.


Overdue, Lost or Damaged Library Materials


Students will be responsible for returning library materials on time. Overdue notices will be sent to students who keep materials past the due date. At the end of each marking period, report cards will be withheld for all students on the overdue list. Students will be responsible for the replacement cost of any lost or damaged library materials.



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