The SMCHS Library is located on the first floor of the Jeanette and Warren Trepp Resource Center at the northeast corner of campus. Library staff may be reached by telephone at (310) 394-3701x 1432, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trepp Library offers students access to:
• Circulating and non-circulating materials
• Thirty Dell computers with software applications including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, and a variety of educational software. The computers also provide access to the SMCHS Library’s automated catalog, our subscription resources (EBSCOHost and Britannica Online), and the internet. Both standard and color printing are available.
• SAT and ACT preparation materials
• Xerox photocopying.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
During the regular school year, the library is open and staff is available to assist students Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with the following exceptions:
· On one Friday each month, when a faculty meeting is scheduled, the library will not open until approximately 8:50 a.m. (On all other 9:00 a.m. Friday starts, the library will open as usual at 7:00 a.m.)
· On most noon dismissal days, the library will remain open until 4:00. However, on the day before a holiday or vacation or when there is a faculty in-service, the library will close immediately after school. Scheduled dates for early closures and late openings are posted on the library door.
· The library is closed during school liturgies and pep rallies.
· On rare occasions, the library may be closed for some unanticipated event. Notice of such closure(s) will be given in the daily announcements and will be posted on the Trepp Center door.
CODE OF CONDUCT:
The Trepp Library is to be used for academic pursuits. Students are expected to respect the facility and the right of every student at the school to enjoy it as a place of quiet learning by adhering to the following rules:
· No gum, food, or beverages (other than water in a re-sealable container) are permitted in the library.
· Cell phones are prohibited in the library during school hours. Before and after school, cell phones must be silenced.
· Loud disturbances, inappropriate behavior, and/or rudeness of any kind will not be tolerated in the library.
· Uniform policies must be adhered to in the library during school hours.
· Academic integrity is essential. Students should avoid even the appearance of impropriety.
Students in violation of any of these regulations may be asked to leave the library, receive detention, or be subject to
other appropriate disciplinary action.
· A signed “Computer Network User Agreement and Parent Permission Form” must be on file before a student will be allowed access to the internet. All of the guidelines contained therein must be followed at all times.
· A student wishing to use the internet is required to present his/her current student ID card to the librarian before using the computer. Only the student who has logged-in may use the computer; students may not double up at a computer. Students may only use the computer to which they are assigned; students will be responsible for all activity on that computer until they are logged-out by the library staff.
Student work cannot be saved to the library computers. Therefore, students are encouraged to carry a USB flash drive with them for data storage. Reasonably priced USB flash drives may be purchased from the library staff.
· Students may print up to twenty (20) standard (black ink) pages per month free of charge. Any pages in excess of this amount will be billed to the student at $.10/page.
· The fee for color printing is $.25/page.
· Any printing expenses incurred will be billed to students at the end of each month. All fees are due and payable within five (5) days. No printing will be permitted by a student who is delinquent for printing fees from a prior billing period.
· If necessary, students may email assignments to the library from home and the library staff will print them out; such printing will be included in the students’ regular monthly printing quota. Please note that this is encouraged over emailing your work to a friend and having them print it out for you – avoid the appearance of impropriety!
The library has a coin operated photocopier; photocopies are $.15 each. The copier accepts either coins or paper money.
Only library staff has access to the scanner. Students wishing to have materials scanned must request assistance from the librarian. Scanning fees are $.25/page.
CHECKING OUT LIBRARY MATERIALS:
All current students of SMCHS have borrowing privileges for circulating materials – Fiction (F), Biographies (B), and Literature/Nonfiction (000-999) – with the use of their student I.D. card. To check out a book, simply present it and your current student ID to the librarian.
· A student may have a maximum of four books checked out at one time.
· Borrowed materials must be returned to the library within fourteen (14) days. The due date will be written or stamped inside the book by the library staff when the book is borrowed. Although the library may send out a reminder, it is the student’s responsibility to return or renew borrowed items in a timely fashion.
· Checked-out materials may be renewed on or before the due date in person, by phone, or via email, provided the material to be renewed has not been requested by another user.
· Reference books (R), textbooks, magazines, college planning, and test preparation materials may not be checked out; they are for in-library use only unless a teacher has made specific prearrangements with the librarian.
· At times, teachers may place certain materials on reserve with the librarian for use by their students for a specific project. Such materials may then only be used within the library until the teacher has removed the reservation.
· All borrowed items MUST be returned to the library and all fees paid in full before students will be allowed to take semester exams.
· Fines for materials not returned or renewed by their due date will accrue at the rate of $.25/day per item, including weekends; the student will lose borrowing privileges until all late fees have been paid.
· If a request for renewal was denied and the checked-out materials were not promptly returned, the late fee will accrue on these materials at the rate of $.40/day per item.
Should a book become lost, it is the student’s responsibility to inform the librarian as soon as possible. The student will then be charged the cost of replacing the book, plus a $15.00 fine. The student will lose his/her borrowing privileges until the lost book charges have been paid. Upon payment of said fees, the student’s library privileges will be restored.
TEST PREPARATION/COLLEGE INFORMATION MATERIALS:
Printed AP, SAT, ACT, and SAT II subject test materials, as well assorted college planning books, are available in the front area of the Reference section of the library. (They are not cataloged using Dewey and most do not appear in Sagebrush.) All of these materials are for in-library use only.
Textbooks for some courses are available in the Reference section of the library for in-library use ONLY.
Mrs. Andrea Dinsmore
(310) 394-3701, x1432