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LIBRARY RULES | OPENING HOURS | LOAN LIMITS | LOAN PERIOD | OVERDUES | BORROWING & RETURNING | RESERVING | FINDING RESOURCES

LIBRARY RULES

There are just three Library Rules
1. BE SAFE (Move safely. Use equipment and the Internet safely)
2. BE FAIR (Share books around, Clean up after yourself. Borrow carefully. Bring books back on time. Take turns etc)
3. SHOW RESPECT ( Use manners. Treat people and resources respectfully. Keep noise down etc)

OPENING HOURS

The library is open for borrowing before school from 8.20, and after school until 3.30, providing a library staff member is present.
Parents are welcome in the library at these times to help their children return and borrow books.
Students can borrow during their weekly class library time and at lunchtimes.

LOAN LIMITS

Junior Primary - 2 books
Middle Primary - 4 books
Upper Primary - 5 books
Restrictions
  • All primary children are expected to have at least one Fiction book on loan at their reading 'stretch' level.
  • Only one book by an author, or one book in a series or one book on a topic at a time.
  • Senior Fiction is limited to Year 6/7/ students
  • STAR readers ( Junior Primary students who are beginning to read independently have an increased Loan Limit of 3, but one of their books must be an Easy Fiction book which they have chosen to be their reading practice book)

LOAN PERIOD

2 weeks.
Books can be extended for further 2 weeks unless they have been reserved.

OVERDUES

If books are overdue, you may not be able to borrow. Ask for a reminder slip to go in your diary.
Overdue notices will be sent home if books are more than a month overdue.
Lost or damaged books must be paid for.
If you later find a lost book, you will be reimbursed.
If you think you have already returned a book that is still on your name, please see a library staff member so that a search can be made.

BORROWING AND RETURNING

Responsible library users can return and borrow their own books.

Returning
Always make sure that your books are properly returned before you borrow.
Use the Return computer and make sure that the screen has a green edge and is showing the Returns screen.
Watch the screen as you scan the barcode. You will hear a ding and see the record "Returned OK" appear on the screen if your book has been returned correctly.
Listen for other noises that will tell you if the book has been reserved by another borrower. Check with a library staff member if anything unusual happens.
After you have returned your books, sort them by Call Number onto the shelving trolley.

Borrowing

Check that the computer is on the yellow screen.
Use your class borrowing sheet to scan your name. Do not type in your name.
Check the screen to check your name and items still on loan.
Scan the books. Check the screen to see that they have gone in.
Scan or press FINISH so that your name is gone.
NEVER borrow on someone else's name.
Only an adult can overide if you have overdues or you have reached your loan limit.

RESERVING BOOKS

You can reserve books that are on loan.
Do this by scanning your borrower card and following the prompts on the screen.
There is a limit of 3 reserves per person.
Reserved books must be borrowed promptly or your reserve will be deleted.

HOW TO FIND RESOURCES

All resources are catalogued on the Bookmark Library Automation system.
Keyword searching is suggested to start with. The Call Number is the item's address.

FICTION (Stories/ Narratives)
There are five Fiction collections. All Fiction books are organised by the author's surname.
Sub Collection
Call Number
Criteria
PICTURE FICTION
PF
Picture fiction stories that are especially appealing to 5-8 year olds.
They usually have simple language and are based on familiar experiences.
located in tubs under the window. Lokk out for R-2 and 3-5 PRC stickers.
EASY FICTION
EF
Simple chapter books for readers who are beginning to read independently and are appealing to 7- 9 year olds.
They usually have a large font and illustrations on every page.
Located on low spinners.
Look out for R-2 and 3-5 PRC stickers.
FICTION
F
Novels appealing to 8-13 year olds.
They cover a wide range of genres and interst and reading levels.
Look out for Year 3-5 and 6-9 PRC stickers
SENIOR FICTION
SF
Mature novels with complex language, themes and structure. Restricted to Upper Primary students. Look for Yr 6-9 PRC stickers.Located on high spinners.
SENIOR PICTURE FICTION
SPF
Picture books appealing to primary readers because of the quantity of text, themes and structure. Some may be Restricted to Upper Primary readers. Look for PRC Yr 3-5 and 6-9 stickers.
NON FICTION (Factual/Information books)
All non-fiction is organised by Dewey Decimal Classification system. Signposts and shelf labels help locate items.
Find out about the Dewey systemDewey system .

ANY QUESTIONS??