Media Center Hours
The Media Center is open from 6:30 am until 4:15 pm on days that school is in session.
Books may be checked out for an initial two week period and renewed twice for a total check out time of six weeks. Books may be recalled by the Media Center before the six weeks is up if the book has been requested by another patron. A recalled book must be returned immediatly, if the book is not returned at once fines will be charged at a rate higher than normal.
Normal late fees are $.10/day, and must be payed before an item is renewed or a new item checked out.
To use the computers in the Media Center, either for personal or class use, students must have a signed Acceptable Use Agreement on file. When using the computers
students must sign in at the door of the Hard Drive Cafe’ and put their school ID on top of the computer monitor. There are no games and music allowed in the cafe’.
Students must have their ID’s to use the computers. No Exceptions.
To download MS Word copies of the District Acceptable Use Policy or the Acceptable Use Policy form, please click the appropriate link.
Form Reserve Book Policy
Reserve books are books that have been pulled from the collection at the request of a
teacher for use by a class or multiple classes. The books are placed on a shelf behind the
circulation desk. Books on reserve may not be taken from the Media Center, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Procedure for checking out reserve books.
A binder listing all of the reserve books and the class for which they are on reserve will be
located on the Circulation Desk. After you find the book that you wish to use fill out the
call number and your name on the forms provided. Hand the form and your ID to the
person at the Circulation desk. Your ID will be returned when you return the book.
Rules for Reserve Books.
1. Reserve Books must be used in the Media Center.
2. Only one book may be check out at a time.
3. If you have a book checked out you may not use the computers until the book is returned.
4. Books may only be checked out for one period.
5. Books that are not returned will be charged a late fee of $1.00/hr.
6. If a book is lost or damaged while on loan the person who checked it out will be charged
the full replacement fee and will not be allowed to check out materials or use the computers
in the Media Center until the balance is paid.
7. Only students from EHS may check out reserve books.
To request a book through inter-library loan students must ask for, and return a permission slip, signed by a parent or legal guardian. Forms may be obtained from the Media Center. The Media Center will attempt to obtain the desired books from other libraries in the Lewis and Clark Library System. Fines, check-out periods and
processing times vary, depending on the lending library.
Book donations are always welcome. We cannot, however, guarantee that all materials donated will end up in our collection. Materials will be evaluated on a piece by
piece basis. If we believe that a piece does not fit in with our collection we will offer the materials to one of the other libraries in the district. To donate materials to the
Media Center please call: 618-656-7100 (ext.20108) during school hours
It is important for students to give proper documentation for sources used during the research process. Listed below are some sample entries. If the source does not have an author, just begin the entry with the title.
Book – One Author
Last Name, First Name. Title. City of Publication: Publisher, Copyright Year.
Last Name, First Name (author of article). “Title.” Title of Encyclopedia. Year.
Last Name, First Name (author of article). Title. [Online] Available http://address,
Date of document or date of download.
Periodical Article – Weekly
Last Name, First Name (author of article). “Title.” Periodical Name day Month
Year: page numbers.
Periodical Article – Monthly – same as weekly except omit day
www.amazon.com – a great site for reviews of books from professional library journals and the general public
www.google.com – a super search engine – offers users a choice of google search or “I’m feeling lucky”, which will go to just one site for the topic. Winner of PC Magazine’s Technical Excellence Award
http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/ – features American Library Association’s 700 top picks of the best Web sites for kids – also recommends references for teens, parents, families of award-winning books and multimedia
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ – a web site created by the CIA which contains information on current issues, history, geography, population, government, economy, communication, transportation, military and transnational issues for approximately 300 countries, principalities, and territories
www.teachersfirst.com – for country information, click on Content Matrix, click on Library Resources, click on CIA Factbook, click on Country Listing