Information & Policies
The Media Center collection contains more than 33,000 volumes including 3,000+ videos and DVDs accessible through a web-based card catalog. The Media Center subscribes to 40 educational and popular magazines, The New York Times, The Star-Ledger, The Wall Street Journal, and The West Essex Tribune. Thirty-eight networked computers provide access to Microsoft Office, the Internet, and numerous online databases which are accessible in school and at home 24/7. The outstanding print reference collection is supplemented by more than 100 eBooks available through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
The Media Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:15 AM to 4:00 PM. Students wishing to use the Media Center during the school day, including study halls and lunch, must obtain a pass from their respective teacher. Passes are not required before and after school. Students using the Media Center are expected to be engaged in individual study, homework, or recreational reading. Quiet talking is permitted. Students may not use cell phones, MP3 players, or iPods in the Media Center. Food and drink should be enjoyed prior to entering the Media Center. Students should see a staff member to obtain a pass to leave the room or to return to class.
Circulating books may be checked out for a two-week loan period and can be renewed as needed. Books not returned or renewed by the due date are subject to a fine of five cents per school day. Overdue/fine notices are distributed on a regular basis through homeroom teachers. Books are that part of a teacher's reserve cart for a specific project may have restricted loan periods. Fines on these books are ten cents a period or $1.00 per day.
Last Modified on October 22, 2007