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Freshman Orientation An Introduction to the Santiago High School Library Media Center Library Staff Teacher Librarian: Mrs. Dela-Xiong Library Hours Monday – Friday 7:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. HOMEWORK CENTRAL 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Library Rules 1. Speak quietly. 2. During class time, you must have a written pass to use the Library. 3. Please do not eat, drink, or chew gum. What Can I Do in the Library Media Center? Check out/renew books Read magazines/newspapers Use computers/print school-related work Make copies Buy school supplies Obtain replacement I.D. cards Study! How to Check Out Books First, you may check out up to 5 books Next, go to the front desk with your student I.D. card – however, if you do not have your I.D. card, you may still check out books! Finally, pay attention to the due date! The library charges 10 cents per day for late books. (Grace period – No fine if book is 5 or fewer days late) How to Check Out Books (cont’d) If you do not want a book, please DO NOT put it back on the shelf. Leave it on a table or put it in the book drop. How long can you check out a fiction or non- fiction book? How long can you check out a reference book? Can you renew your book(s)? – YES! Magazines •New magazines may not be checked out. •Older issues of any magazine may be checked out for one week. Computers/Printing 1. If you want to use a computer, you must present your student I.D. card to the person at the Circulation Desk. 2. Then, you will get a card with a number on it. The number indicates the computer that you need to use. Computers/Printing (cont’d) You must have an Internet sticker if you are going to use the Internet. Please do not play games on the computers, use chat rooms, or visit an inappropriate web site. If you choose to do so, you may be sent to the Office. Computers/Printing (cont’d) Black/White Printer First 3 pages of school-related work are FREE Additional pages are 10 cents each Color Printer Each page costs 25 cents Copying A copier is available in the Library. Each copy is 10 cents. Please ask for assistance at the front desk. Books, Books, and More Books Fiction Books Not real, not true (make-believe) Arranged alphabetically by author’s last name Non-fiction Books Real, true (factual) Arranged numerically by subject (Dewey Decimal System) Reference Books Includes encyclopedias and dictionaries ‘R’ and Reference sticker on book spine Arranged numerically by subject Biographies Written about a person’s life ’92’ on spine label Arranged alphabetically by the last name of the person(s) featured in the book Atlases Books of maps Dictionaries Books of definitions of words We’re on the Web! Visit us at http://www.santiagohs.org - Click on Student Links, Library Media Center Browse the Library Catalog (on campus only) Use our online subscription services, such as – Gale Student Resource Center – Encyclopedia Britannica – Country Reports The Santiago High School Library Welcomes the Class of 2014! I look forward to seeing each and every one of you utilizing the wonderful resources that are available in the Library Media Center. Questions? Don’t be afraid to ask!
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