Students are encouraged to have a book with them at all times during the school day!
Q: How many books may students check out from the HMS Library?
A: Students may check out up to 3 books at a time.
Q: How long can I keep my books?
A: Books are checked out for a period of 3 weeks. If you need them longer, come by and renew them, or renew them online through Destiny (you can find this on the HMS Library homepage). Login with your student login, go to "My Info." You will see a list of books you have checked out and a button to click for renewal. *Keep in mind that another student may be waiting for that book that has been living in your backpack, unused for months. Please return books that you are no longer reading for other students to enjoy!*
Q: Does the HMS library charge fines for overdue books?
A: We will not collect fines on books that are not returned on time. However, if a book has been overdue for 40 days it will automatically be marked as lost and parents will be notified through My School Bucks that the lost book needs to be paid for. If the book is returned by the end of the school year in good condition the fine will be removed.
Q: Can I visit the HMS Library during school hours?
A: Yes, absolutely! If the light is on and the door is open, students may visit the library during any period as long as they have a pass from their teacher for that period. In the rare case that the light is off and the door is closed, that means the library is not open and you will need to come back at a later time. *Remember that if Mrs. Stoker is with a class, she may not be able to stop and assist you with finding a book. You may choose to come back at a later time, or you may leave a note in her chair about what you need along with your name and she will get back with you as soon as she can.*
Q: If I am having a problem with my school issued laptop, do I bring it to the library?
A: If you are able to log in to the Student Portal on your laptop, please enter a work order by clicking the orange icon "Submit a Technology Work Order". If you are able to continue using the computer and do not need a loaner, you will not need to bring your laptop to the library.
If you are unable to get into the Student Portal on your computer, you may visit the library to enter a work order at the computer station. You will need to log in to the Student Portal and then submit your work order. Be sure to log out when you are finished.
If you are having serious computer issues and will need to borrow a loaner laptop while yours is being repaired, you may check out a loaner through the library from Mrs. Stoker. Once you are notified through Canvas that your computer is ready, you will return the loaner laptop to the library and pick up your laptop.
*Once again, please remember that if Mrs. Stoker has a class, she may not be able to stop and immediately assist you with your computer needs. If this is the case, you may be asked to come back at a later time. Teachers should have a back-up plan ready to go for students in the event of technological issues.*