Student Guide

Assistance from Library Staff

The purpose of the Centennial Library program is to provide the leadership, personnel, resources, equipment, and facilities needed to help students and teachers to become effective users of ideas and information. The library staff are here to help students locate information and to recommend materials. The Centennial library, like all libraries, has policies and procedures that allow the library to function for the benefit of all its patrons.

Student Access to the Library

The library is open from 7:45 AM - 4:00 AM when school is in session, except on late start Wednesdays, the library opens at 8:50 AM. Students have access to the library throughout these operating hours. During class periods students must have a pass from their classroom teacher to use the library. Upon entering the library, students need to sign the student roster and leave their pass at the circulation desk.

Student Access During Lunch Periods

Junior and senior students are permitted to use the library during their lunch period, when doing so, they are required to do one of the following:

  1. Obtain a pass in advance from library staff or a teacher if they will be eating lunch in the cafeteria first and entering the library after the period has begun.
  2. Report directly to the library before the second bell.

Students are encouraged to remain in the library once they arrive; however, if they choose to leave, they must exit the school building from the outside exit nearest the library.

Student Conduct in the Library

The library is a place where people work quietly and independently so that they do not disturb others. Students who are talking, become loud and boisterous, or who are not working, will be asked to leave the library. Violations may result in loss of library privileges. Students who need to work in groups should see library staff. Recreational game playing (cards, checkers, etc.) is not permitted.

Borrowing Privileges

Book 4 Week Loan
Kindle e-Reader 2 Week Loan
Magazine 1 Week Loan
DVD 1 Week Loan

All library materials are checked out by computer. Students are not allowed to check out material for other students. The Kindle e-reader requires a signed parent/guardian permission form on file with the library prior to borrowing, see library staff for permission form.

Return Materials

All materials returned to the library should be placed in the book return bins located at the circulation desk and near the entrance to the library on or before the due date. Library materials should not be laid on library counters or tables, nor handed to library staff. Students should personally return all library materials checked out to them. Students should not return materials to teachers or give to other students to return for them. The student who checked out the material is personally responsible for its return.

Overdue Materials

Students with materials that are overdue will be assessed a fine of 5 cents PER DAY, PER ITEM. DVD and Kindle e-readers are assessed a fine of $1.00 per day, per item. Students will NOT be assessed fines for library materials on days school is not in session, nor for the days that students have excused absences. As long as a student has outstanding fines, he/she will not be allowed to check out materials.

Library Notices

Notices for overdue library material or material being held for students in the library are distributed directly to students. Check with library staff promptly when you receive a library notice.

SHARE Online Catalog

SHARE is the online catalog for Centennial Library and other libraries in our sharing system. You can search the online catalog to learn the location and availability of library materials. When searching the catalog you are able to request material from member libraries. You will need your U4 logon (LastNameFirstTwoGradYear) and your lunchcode password. If you are logging into your account for the first time ever , you will use your Centennial Library card barcode number and your PIN number (the month/day of your birth; example 10/21) to request library material.

Online Databases

Online Databases. You have access to several online databases including the full text of magazine and newspaper articles, specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries. User ID and passwords are required to access some of the library databases. Database passwords are available from library staff.

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