CIRCULATION PROCEDURES IN THE GREENE MEDIA CENTER
WHO CHECKS OUT WHAT: Kindergartners check out one print book at a time at the beginning of the year, then graduate to two books when their teachers think they are ready. First through fifth graders may check out two print books at a time for personal reading. In addition, if teachers assign a title for reading groups or research, they may check out additional books. Elementary Battle of the Books team members also have expanded check-out privileges.
Students may check out two eBooks at a time. See the links on the media center home page for instructions on loading eBooks onto various devices. The eBooks will disappear from the account two weeks from checkout, overdue books just can't happen with eBooks!
Students use the same student number they use in the cafeteria for checking out print books. For eBooks the user name is the student number, with their 8-digit birthdate as the password.
CIRCULATION: Open circulation time is from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m.
Books are due one week from the checkout date. If the book is not in high demand, the student may renew the book. If a student has a book that is more than one month overdue, the student will need to pay for the book, if it lost, or return the book to resume library privileges.
DAMAGED BOOKS: Torn pages, loose bindings and damaged covers can all be repaired in the media center with special library tapes and glues. Please send damaged books back to the media center and do not repair them at home. We also can replace missing spine and barcode labels. Here are some examples of the types of damage that may not be repairable: missing pages, water-damaged covers and pages, chewed or missing covers, pages stuck together with food or other substances, and marks that obscure words or illustrations. See the section below for what to do about these types of damage.
LOST AND OVERDUE BOOKS: We do not charge overdue fines, but students are expected to pay for books that are lost or damaged beyond repair.
BOOKS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS: All Guilford County Schools use the Destiny circulation and catalog system. If your child transfers to Greene without returning books from another GCS school, it shows up on Destiny in our media center. Mrs. Collins will be glad to assist you in returning the books or explaining the payment procedure so that your student can have full media center privileges at Greene.