The mission of the St. Mary’s Academy Library is to support the school’s overall curriculum through the acquisition and organization of educational resources in various print, electronic and media formats.
Hours of Operation
7:15AM – 4:00 PM
7:15AM – 3:30 PM
Students are welcome to check out and return materials any time the library is open. Students must have permission from their classroom teacher to checkout books or work in the library during classroom time.
Students are able to check out the following number of materials, based on grade level:
- First Grade & Second Grade — 0 items
- Third & Fourth Grade students ‘ 0 items
- Fifth Grade-High School students ‘ 2 items
Check out privileges will be limited or stopped if students do not return materials.
Students may check out materials for one week. Library materials may be renewed for an additional week if no one has requested that item. Students are responsible for returning books that are charged out to them. Please do not have anyone else return your books for you. Fines will be assessed in your name only.
A fine of .25 cents per day will be assessed for all overdue materials. Students are responsible for lost or damaged books. The school may withhold the grades for students who fail to clear financial obligations with the library.
SMA Library Conduct
The Library is primarily a place for students and faculties to study and conduct library research. We ask that all students be considerate of each others right to study and conduct research in a clean and quiet library environment. We ask that all SMA students observe the following rules:
- Do not remove books from the library without checking a book(s) out
- Students must be quiet and considerate of others while in the library
- Do not leave personal belongings in the library unsupervised. Library staff will not be responsible for loss, theft or damages
- Do not re-shelve books selected from shelves. Place books at designated area for staff to re-shelve.
Food, Beverages, Tobacco and Cell Phones
We ask that you help us make the library a clean, quiet and comfortable place for studying and conducting research by not bringing food or beverages into the library. Spilled food & drinks will damage library materials and library furnishings, and may attract insects that damage library materials. There is a smoke-free policy at SMA and this policy is also enforced in the library . Students need the library to be a quiet place to study and do research; therefore, cell phones and other noisy devices must be turned off and not used while in the library.
Damaged, Lost & Stolen Books
Students and faculty who have lost or damaged a book should report this to the library staff immediately. You will be responsible for overdue fines and replacement cost associated with lost/damaged item(s). Once staff is notified we will suspend fines and you will only be responsible for over due fines as per the date of notification. If the book is out of print, additional expenses such as search fees will be applied to your bill.
Theft and Mutilation of Library Materials
Anyone caught stealing and /or mutilating library materials will be subject to the following: The incident will be reported to Sr. Jennie Jones Principal SSF.
Computer Lab Rules
Computers are available on a first come basis. Out of fairness to other students we will only provide five minutes, for students to leave their workstation unattended to return. Once a student leaves a computer for a maximum of five minutes all information and/or browsers will be closed. Students are not allowed to load software or their personal files into computer hard drive. All files other than those authorized will be erased. Students are not allowed to alter the computer desktop or any of the files on the computer: this includes messages, screen saver alterations, or any other manipulation of the Windows environment. Patrons are not allowed to make changes to the configurations of software & hardware. Failure to observe these rules may result in a loss of library privileges.
Orientation & Bibliographic Instruction
Library orientations will be provided for new students and faculty. Workshop or assistance with library databases and evaluation of web resources are available upon request by faculty and students.
Internet Use Policy
The Internet is largely an unregulated medium that provides a wide variety of electronic information resources, ranging from educational, scholarly and recreational to offensive, to illegal, controversial information. The information obtained from the Internet may not be authoritative, accurate, current or un-biased, therefore patrons are solely responsible for the access and use of information obtained on the World Wide Web. The library neither endorses nor can be held responsible for patron use of such information. The library staff expects all patrons to use their Internet privileges responsibly, ethically and consistent with the purpose for which the workstations are provided for. Below outlines for Internet use and regulations regarding conduct and privileges.
Patrons cannot use Internet access for the following:
- Misuse of copyright material
- Violation of license agreements
- Displaying or dissemination of sexual explicit material of any kind.
- Access or dissemination of literature that contain hate materials of any kind
For more information contact Michelle Ochillo, School Librarian at email@example.com