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CIS Library Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures for CIS Library Media Center

The LMC is open from 7:45am until 3:15pm Monday through Friday.  Students and teachers have access to the LMC during these times. School personnel have access to the LMC during the times in which the school is unlocked.  If they need to check out materials and the LMS is not available, they leave their materials in a stack with their name on the top or send Mrs. Smith a list of titles.


Teachers are allowed to check out an unlimited amount of resources.  The materials should be returned when they are no longer needful for the instruction.  Materials are expected to be returned in the same condition as they were upon check-out. Notices will be sent to teachers throughout the year.


 Students are allowed to check out two books.  If additional materials are needed to coincide with classroom instruction and/or student interest, it’s handled case by case. Fines or replacement cost are issued to those patrons who do not return their books and/or books that are damaged. Notices are sent weekly to classroom teachers.



Policies and Procedures for Resource Collection

Book purchases are made based on requests, curriculum standards, assessments, award titles, and popular authors/series. Collection Development Policies and Procedures for managing the resource collection follow guidelines established in the South Carolina Library Resource Collections provided by the SC Department of Education, 2012.


Selection Criteria:

  • Does the item support the curriculum?
  • Is it age appropriate?
  • Is the material timely?
  • Will it be outdated quickly?
  • Is it accurate?
  • Will the material be widely used?


Weeding Criteria:

  • Disfigurements beyond repair
  • Outdated or obsolete
  • Age or developmentally inappropriate

Controversial materials will be handled on a case by case basis.  Challenged materials will be evaluated by a committee.


Updated 2/25/2020