Circulation Policies              

Loan Periods
Renewals

Overdues
Lost and Damaged Books

I   LOAN PERIODS

Sayre School Library has established the following loan periods:

 

 

# of Books 

Period of Time

 

LOWER SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

Preschool, Kindergarten & Multi-age   

1

     2 Weeks

 

 

First 

2

     2 Weeks

 

 

Second 

2

     2 Weeks

 

 

Third 

3

     2 Weeks

 

 

Fourth 

4

     2 Weeks

 

 

Fifth  

5

     2 Weeks

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

5

     3 Weeks

 

UPPER SCHOOL 

5

     3 Weeks

•   This reflects the total number of books a student may have out at any one time. Students may check out books, at any time they are permitted to come to the library, provided they have returned their previously borrowed books.

•   Students who are doing research projects may have their limit extended for the duration of the assignment.

  

II   RENEWALS

•   Books may be renewed only one time, in order to make them available to as many students as possible.

  

III  OVERDUE BOOKS

•   We expect that students will care for the books they borrow, renew them when necessary and return them in a timely manner so that others may borrow them.

•   Students in the Lower School are encouraged to "bring one back and check one out" and they are provided with a written reminder when needed.

•   More formal Overdue Notices are sent home to Lower School students, and provided to Middle and Upper School students, on a routine basis. If a student has books overdue for more than two weeks, we reserve the right to suspend borrowing privileges, or limit the number of books checked out at any one time.

•   When library books are not returned, they are considered lost and students are charged for their replacement.

  

IV  LOST AND DAMAGED BOOKS

•  LOST BOOKS

Students are expected to take care of any lost book obligations at the end of each semester. Upper School students are not permitted to sit for exams and Lower and Middle School report cards are held until such obligations are resolved. The fee charged will vary according to the type of book:

•   Books currently in print: Actual Cost

•   Out of print, Hard Cover: $25.00

•   Out of print, Soft Cover, Non-Fiction: $20.00

•  Out of print, Soft Cover, Fiction: $15.00


If books are later found and returned, the fee will be refunded.
 

•   DAMAGED BOOKS

If books are damaged beyond use, students will be responsible for replacement cost. If pages are torn while a book is in a students care, we ask that the book be returned, so that we may repair it. We make every effort to teach students about proper book care but we understand that accidents do happen.

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