FAQ

Question:

How long can I take out books or magazines?

Answer:

Regular fiction or non-fiction books can be taken out for 3 weeks. Magazines and graphic novels can be borrowed for 1 week. Reference books can be taken out for 1 day while restricted reference books are for library use only. For more info click here

Question:

Which magazines can I borrow?

Answer:

The most recent editions of our magazines are reserved for library use only– you will find these on the display racks in green cases. The older editions can be found on the shelves underneath and these can be borrowed. You can also borrow magazines in the display cases above.

Question:

How many books or magazines can I borrow?

Answer:

You can borrow up to three books or magazines at any one time.

Question:

Can I use the library computers to play games?

Answer:

Yes and no. First priority on the library computers is for educational use only. Students wanting to do research or work on school projects and assignments need to have access to the library computers. Also note that classes that are booked into the library have priority on the computers over drop in/study block students.  At slow times, if there are free spaces and you are not disturbing anyone, you might play games.

Question:

Is Mr. Sexton the best teacher librarian in the history of the world?

Answer:

Yes.

Question:

What is with the duck?

Answer:

If by “what is with the duck?” you mean to ask “why is there a duck in the library?” all I can say is that you should ask him yourself. His name is Buck. Buck the Duck. Buck the Library Duck. You can also check out his blog by clicking here.

Question:

Does the duck bite?

Answer:

If you continue to refer to him as “the duck” instead of using his name, “Buck,” then I would suggest that Buck will not be gentle with you.

Question:

Can I do my homework during SSR? Can I use the computer during SSR? Can I print during SSR? Can I talk during SSR? Can I take out a book during SSR? Can I read during SSR? Can I play games during SSR? Can I do yoga during SSR?

Answer:

No, no, no, no, no, yes, no and no.

Question:

Why are you so strict about SSR?

Answer:

SSR is the best part of the school day. It is 20 19 18 minutes of pure pleasure. It is a wonderful time where all the distractions, including noise, should be minimized to allow students to concentrate on reading. If you don’t want to participate in SSR, don’t come to the library between 9:25 and 9:43. If you want to enjoy a comfortable, cozy and quiet atmosphere for reading, come on in!

Question:

How do I volunteer in the library?

Answer:

Our Library Team is always looking for volunteers. Go here to fill out our online application, then come on in to the school library so that we can talk about how you can get involved with the Library Team.

Question:

What is a call number?

Answer:

In a library, the call number is like the “address” of the book. Call numbers let you know where you can find the book on the shelves. Call numbers are in the catalog information and are found on the spine labels of books.

Question:

Does this library use the Dewey Decimal system or the Library of Congress system, or another system for classifying and cataloging library materials?

Answer:

We are so impressed by that question!  We use the Dewey Decimal system.

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