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  • Here are a few things to know about the Oak View Media Center:

    When is book check out?

    Students check out books during their regular library time.  Also, students may check out books during open circulation each morning from 7:20AM until 7:40AM.  Students must check in with their classroom teacher prior to coming to the library and we recommend bringing their lunch card for quick and easy check out.  

    How many books may be checked out at one time?

    All students may check out up to two books at any time.

    When are books returned to the library?

    Students may return books to the library at their regular library class time or each morning between 7:20AM and 7:40AM.  Students should return books directly to Mr. Martinez, but in his absence may place books on the circulation desk for return. 

    Our library does not charge fees for overdue books; however please remember other students may be wanting to borrow the same book.  Please be respectful and return books when you are finished reading them. You must return your books before you can check out any new books in our collection. 

    Sometimes mistakes do happen! If a student receives an overdue notice and thinks the book was turned in, please send me a note.  I normally ask the student to check in his/her desk, cubby, classroom and at home.  I will also check the shelves for the book.  Also, be sure to check the date on the overdue notice to make sure it is a current notice.


    What if a book is lost or damaged?

    If a book is damaged, please send it back to school with a note. Please do not try to repair the book on your own, as we have mending materials in the library to try to fix repairs.  If the book can be repaired, it will be returned to the shelf.  If the book cannot be repaired a notice with the price of the book will be sent home with the student.  Please send a check for the cost of the book made out to Oak View Elementary School.

    If a book is lost, you will receive a notice from the library indicating the cost of the book in order for it to be replaced.  Checks should be made out to Oak View Elementary School.  Due to school policy, if the book is found later you are not eligible for a refund.  I suggest looking for the book in all those special places, such as under the bed, in the closet, on bookshelves at home, etc., before paying for the book.  Of course, a brand new exact book may be given in place of the lost book instead of payment.  For example, if the lost book is a hardback the book replacement must be hardback.

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