Library Users should… Enter Library quietly – make sure you have your ID Card – no running and shouting, no food, gum or drinks. Remove hats & hoods – follow school rules regarding electronics & cell phones. Place backpacks on shelves or in front of shelves Speak quietly and respect others work area. Check out all items you take from the library Push in your chair and pick up your trash when you leave
Abuse of Library rules Mrs. Dexter, although so charming and easy going that you may forget how to act in the library, will remind you only once if you are not following the rules. If she has to ask you twice, she will ask you to leave. Everyone will maintain the learning atmosphere and be considerate of others at work during the school day.
A word about Textbooks They are EXPENSIVE!! PROTECT THEM!! You are responsible for them from the time they are checked out until you return them. Two weeks to look over for damage and notify library staff. Fines for loss or damage.
Dewey Decimal Classification 000General information 100Philosophy & Psychology 200Religion 300Social Sciences 400Language 500Pure Science 600Applied Sciences 700Arts & Recreation 800Literature 900History & Geography 921Biography Non Fiction books are filed according to the Dewey Decimal System and are filed by the Subject/Classification number and the first 3 letters of the Author’s last name
Fiction books are filed in Alphabetical Order and by the first 3 letters of the Author’s last name Fiction Books
Identifying Books Certain genre’s can be identified by the spine label Historical Fiction Graphic Novels Horror Mystery Easy to Read Fantasy
Online Catalog Tutorial If you have never used an Online Card Catalog, click the link below and watch the following video to familiarize yourself with how it works. Online Catalog Tutorial
Checking out a book Current student ID card. Two (2) books at the time (excludes core novels) Checkout period is two weeks (weekends and holidays do not count) Due date written/stamped inside Books can be renewed for 2 weeks
If you lose or damage a book… Let the Mrs. Dexter know! You will be charged a fine for lost or damaged books. No new material can be checked out until fines are paid. If lost book is returned, a refund will be issued
Computer Use Computers are for school work only. Please ask before you use them. If you need to print, make sure you have paper.
Fun websites to visit before or after school or from home on the School Library website Fun Brain Scholastic Kids A Series of Unfortunate Events Harry Potter Gamequarium Disney
California Young Reader Read all three books, vote for your favorite and join us for an Ice Cream Party in April! Revolution is Not a Dinner Party: A Novel by Ying Chang Compestine Waiting for Normal by Leslie Conner Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass
Don’t forget… You can visit the Shivela Library Website to find out what’s going on, check out new series, find out what’s good to read and much, much more! You can also check out the Card Catalog from your home computer to see if we have what you’re looking for…just click on the link below to get started! Shivela Library