Policies & Procedures

The purposes of the library media center are to support the instructional program; to help students become aware of the various methods of obtaining information; and to encourage the development of the lifetime habit of reading in students.


All students are entitled to use the resources of the library media center. However to keep the media center running smoothly we have the following rules:

  • Students may only check out 1 book at a time.
  • Books are checked out for a period of 2 weeks and may be renewed as needed.
  • Students are charged 10¢ for each day the book is overdue. After 30 days, if the book is still out, it will be considered lost. The lost book fee is $15.00.
  • Students that owe an overdue or lost library book fine will not be allowed to check out another book until the fine is paid and/or the book is returned.
  • If after 30days the book has been found and the student has already paid the lost book fee; the student must have the ORIGINAL RECEIPT to be issued a refund.
  • If a lost book is found during the summer, there will not be any refund issued.
  • Students are responsible for all books checked out in their name. Do not let anyone borrow your library book.
  • Students are to work/browse quietly while in the media center.
  • Students must have a library pass from their READING teacher in order to use the library.

ESMS Library hours are from 8:00am til 3:00pm Monday thru Friday.