Policies and Procedures

    Visiting the Library

    • Before School, Break Times, After School: Come on in! No pass needed. No sign-in at the front desk.

    • Lunch: Passes must be obtained from the Cafeteria. Students must sign in on the computer in the front of the library.

    • During Class: Show the library staff a pass from your teacher. Students must sign in on the computer in the front of the library.


    • To check-out books, you must know your student ID number.

    • Most books are due in 3 weeks. Books may be renewed unless there is a "hold" on it. Just talk to the library staff. You do not need the book with you to renew it. There are no overdue fines.

    • Study guides may be checked-out for a week. They may not be renewed.

    • Reference and project books may be checked out overnight. They may not be renewed. 

    • Magazines do circulate. See the librarians for more information.

    Computer and Printer Use

    • Students may use the computers in accordance with FCPS Acceptable Use Policy. Please do not stream music or video unless it is assigned by a teacher. No video games are permitted. Email for academic purposes is encouraged.

    • Black/White and color printing are available in the library. Please see library staff for specifics.

    • A copy machine is available for student use. Copying from library books is free. There is a charge for all other items, including textbooks.

    Appropriate Behavior

    • Students are encouraged to spend time in the library doing work, relaxing, and even socializing. However, students are expected to behave in a manner that does not disrupt or distract others in the library.

    • All school rules apply in the library during the instructional day.

    • Eating and drinking is permitted in the library. Drinks must be in spill proof cups. No eating at the computers. Please clean up after yourselves.