• Library FAQ

    Students: You are responsible for everything you check out.
    Chromebooks, chargers, textbooks, library books

    What are the library’s hours?
    We open at 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session.

    What do I need to check out materials?
    Students require their Student ID number and/or their St. Helens High School official id card.

    How many books can I have checked out at one time?
    You can have a total of 5 books.

    How do I know when my books are due?
    You will find a stamped card in the back pocket of the book with the due date. You can also check your book at the front desk.

    How long can I keep my library book?
    Most books are checked out for three weeks. You may renew as many times as needed to complete the book as long as there are no holds placed by other students.

    Are there fines for overdue books?
    Yes, fines are .25 cents a day for regular books with a maximum overdue fine of $5.00.

    What are the fees for damaged books?
    Books with liquid damage, mildew, torn pages, broken binding, chewed marks etc are charged the replacement cost of the book since they are unusable by other students.

    What if a book is lost?
    Lost library books and textbooks are charged the full replacement cost of the book. If textbooks are returned fines are removed and/or the money is refunded. You are responsible for everything you check out.

     
     
     

    How do I request a book that is already checked out?
    A staff member can place a “Hold” on a book for you. You will be notified when it becomes available. The book will be reserved for 14 days.

    Can I come to the library during class?
    The teacher must arrange for students to come into the Library/Media Center. Teachers must fill out a Destination Pass completely and must include student name, date, time left the room, and teacher's signature.

    Is there a printer I can print to?
    No, the Library/Media Center has no printers for students at this time. We recommend you email your teacher and they will print with their staff pass.

    How do I renew a book?
    Bring the book to the front desk and staff can renew it for you. You may renew as many times as needed to complete the book as long as there are no holds placed by other students. We encourage students to renew their items prior to the due date.

    Does the library take donations?
    Yes, new and gently used books are welcome. Please see our Donation page for more information.

    Where can I make a suggestion to the Library?
    Suggestions can be submitted by Suggestion Form available at the front desk.

     

     

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