Library Services and Policies

  • Library Services

    • 1 portable laptop lab for teacher checkout with 30 laptops with Windows
    • (COMING SOON) 13 Samsung tablets for teacher checkout
    • Faculty can use the library and its resources for a meeting place for faculty or parent meeting providing all necessary tools to ensure effective communication and collaboration with prior notice and reservation

    Circulation Policies

    • Kindergarten students check out 1 book at a time and must keep books at school in their classroom
    • First grade students check out 1 book at a time.
    • Second grade students check out 2 books at a time.
    • Third, fourth, and fifth grade students check out 3 books at a time
    • Books check out for 1 weeks at a time
    • Reference material is allowed to be checked out with teacher permission only
    • No late fees, but students must return their books to get new ones.
    • Replacement/damage charges are enforced when necessary
    • All items should be returned to the circulation desk

    Collaboration

    CES has a partially flexible library schedule. The library is open to all students between 7:45 AM and 8:15 AM daily for use of the computers or check out. All students must have a pass from their teacher. Teacher are encouraged to bring their classes to the library to work on research or computer-based projects with prior arrangment. Teachers must reserve the library one week in advance by contacting the librarian. We love that all students have designated time in the library, but we also want to promote concentration and focused learning, and therefore ask to have only one class at a time in the library due to limited space and seating. 

    Teachers who would like to plan direct collaboration with the librarian are welcome to do so by scheduling a meeting during their preparation period or to drop by during the library’s open time. The librarian is ready and willing to provide teachers with printed materials and technological resources for their class. The librarian also encourages teachers to use the librarian as an individual as a resource who can lead parts of the class in lessons on research techniques, reference and research resources (both print and electronic), citation procedures, summarization techniques, and ways to avoid plagiarism.