Library Rules and Procedures

Library Cards

All students and faculty are assigned a library card (kept in the library) with a unique bar code. This card is used throughout the year to check out books and monitor individual library use.

Check-Out Policies

Library items are available for loan on the following conditions:

  • PreKindergarten and Kindergarten 1 do not check out books.
  • Kindergartens 2 and 3 may check out one book with their parent on a Wednesday or Thursday between 3:45-4:30.
  • Grades 1-5 may check out two books at a time for a period of one week.
  • Grade 6 may check out three books at a time for a period of one week.
  • Grades 7-12 may check out three books at a time for a period of two weeks.
  • New books may only be checked out for one week.
  • Faculty may check out twenty books at a time for a period of one month.
  • Students may check out Young Adult books (YA) beginning in Grade 6.
  • Fiction (FIC) books may be checked out beginning in Grade 9.
  • Library books returned in poor condition will incur a fine.
  • Audio/video materials, such as DVDs and audiobooks, are only available for use within the library. Teachers may borrow these items for the classroom at the discretion of the librarians.
  • Reference books may not be removed from the library, except at the discretion of the librarians.

 

Reserving Books

  • Library items can be reserved on a waiting list if already checked out.
  • Teachers may put books on hold for a period of up to two weeks.

Renewing Books

  • Library books may be renewed once, for a period of one week. New books cannot be renewed.
  • Books requested on a waiting list cannot be renewed.

Fines and Book Replacement Fees

Overdue books will incur a fine of 2Dh per day after the due date. New books may not be checked out until overdue books have been returned and any applicable fines have been paid.

Students will be charged for lost or irreparably damaged books. If a book is lost or damaged beyond repair, the student will be provided with a Book Replacement Invoice. Replacement fees are assessed based on the current price of the book (usually on Amazon.com) plus the international shipping cost ($10-20 USD). These prices are then converted to dirham (MAD) using the school’s official exchange rate.

Students are expected to pay all outstanding fines before being allowed to check out any new books. These fines should be paid directly to the librarians, who will either provide a receipt to the student or mark the invoice as “paid”.  Fines should be deposited in the library cash box.

Enforcing Fines

In the event that a student fails to return a book or pay an outstanding fine, the Business Office or front office can contact the parents to expedite payment.

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