Welcome to the Brentsville District High School Library!
Mrs. Teressa DeDominicis -Library Media Specialist
Mrs. Jan Cook - Library Media Assistant
Library Media Center Hours
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. daily(occasional adjustments may be made due to meetings/commitments of the library media center staff)
The library media center is an instructional and enrichment center forstudents and the school. Please let us know how we can assistwith your educational needs and feel free to share suggestions you havefor books, or other materials. It is THE place to come for researching, reading, and studying.
The mission of the library media center is to help our students,faculty, and staff become active and effective users of information, topromote a lifelong love of reading and learning, and to providematerials that support the academic goals of BDHS. We provide a safe,supportive learning environment with opportunities for each student todevelop skills and knowledge to become a responsible and successfulcitizen.
Library Media Center Use:
Students may come in without a pass before school, after school, andduring their assigned lunch period. During instructional school hours apass is required. The only exception is a quick stop between classes.For security purposes, all students must sign in and out during theschool day (except for between classes). Students who wish to utilizethe library media center after eating lunch can obtain a pass from thelibrary in the morning or on their way to lunch to sign out a lunchpass. The BDHS library media center is a water-only zone. Thank you for not bringing in other drinks and food.
Make sure any work brought from home is compatible with schoolcomputers. We have Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. During the2014-15 school year we will be converting to Microsoft Office onlinewhich is the 2013 version. Students have space on their SchoolFusion accounts for saving work. To access your School Fusion account,use your student # as the username and your birthday (mmddyyy), as yourpassword which you can change later. Save your work on the computerdesktop on a thumb/jump/flash drive then go to My Files and browse foryour file and upload it. Do not save your work to the computers andexpect it to be there the following day. In order to keep the computersrunning efficiently, we have software that cleans the computers eachtime they are rebooted.
Checking out Materials:
In order to check out materials, you must know your student number.Printed library materials (up to three, including magazines andnewspapers) may be checked out for up to a 15 school day period and maybe renewed by bringing the materials back to the library. If a book isdamaged please bring this to the attention of the librarystaff.
As a responsible student and citizen, you should return materials in atimely manner. The date an item is due is stamped on the card in thepocket at the back of the book. Since we do not charge fines, failureto return books on time may result in a personal visit by a librarystaff member to retrieve the book(s), suspension of privileges (i.e. thepurchase of homecoming dance or prom tickets), parent contact, and/oradministrative intervention if the situation persists.
Lost or Damaged Resources
If materials are lost or damaged so that they may no longer be used, thestudent who checked them out is responsible for paying to replacethem.
All print resources are available for check-out.
Books: Students may check up to three items out at a time.Regular circulation books are checked out for a period of 15 schooldays. Some special collection books have different check outs. Be sureto pay attention to the due-date cards and the date you are given whenchecking out a book.
Magazines/Newspapers: The most current issue ofmagazines stays in the library. Back magazine issues may be checkedout. Current daily newspapers can be found on the coffee table. Backissues are kept generally for a week and are put on the newspaper rackby the door.
Reference Materials: One area of the library isreserved for reference materials. These materials may be checked out overnight only (at the end of the day, return the next morning).
Printing: Students are given 10 free pages (sheets ofpaper) per semester for black and white printing. Beyond that, they willbe charged 10 cents per page for black and white printing and 50 centsper page for color printing. For color printing take your jump drive toa library media center staff member with documents you want printed.Obligations from previous years must be paid before you get your freeprints.
Electronic Resources: On the BDHS library mediacenter menu you will find "Research & Databases." This will take youto links to our electronic holdings. Some links require a password.Passwords for those resources are available at the circulation desk.Don't forget to get a public library card for access to more freeresources. Applications for public library cards are available inthe BDHS library media center.