FAQ's



WHEN CAN I USE THE LIBRARY?

Other than class visits, we invite you to enjoy the library during your lunch or study period, after you finish early or middle session, or when your subject teacher or counselor sends you with a pass. Always carry your program card. Always wear your Edison ID, which also serves as your library card.

If you plan to visit during your lunch period and you do not wish to eat, come to the library at the beginning of your lunch period and sign in. If you need to combine lunch and a visit to the library, go to the lunchroom first. The dean will give you a pass to come up to the library when you finish eating.

After the first ten minutes of the period you will not be admitted without a pass.

WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN I GET TO THE LIBRARY?

Show your program card to the monitor at the desk. Hand in your pass (if necessary). Fill out the attendance sheet.

HOW CAN I BORROW BOOKS?

Bring your ID card to the desk along with the books you wish to borrow. Your ID card is your library card.

HOW LONG CAN I KEEP A BOOK?

The loan period is two weeks. The due date is stamped in the back of the book. You may renew a book for two additional weeks. If you do not return a book on time, you will receive a reminder at home. It’s important to return books on time. Another student is waiting to use the book you just finished!

HOW MANY BOOKS MAY I BORROW?

Usually two. There are exceptions for certain assignments when books (or other materials) may be put “on reserve” for several classes to share. If you are working on a special project, talk to Ms. Stein or Ms. Hull.

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO IN THE LIBRARY?

Work on assignments using the reference center which includes books, periodicals, and computers with recommended databases and websites. Use the textbook collection to prepare for quizzes and projects in class.

Most students like to relax with a current magazine. The library collection includes magazines on sports, music, arts, people, current events, hobbies, fashion, plus local newspapers, and more. Ask for older issues that can be brought from the stacks for you to read. Other students enjoy reading novels, including tales of mystery, fantasy, horror, suspense and romance.

Some students meet in the library to prepare group presentations assigned by subject teachers.

TIPS FOR USING THE LIBRARY

  • Read the posted signs and schedules.
  • Check the sign on the library door for periods that the library may be closed for a class visit.
  • Use the copier when you need information from the encyclopedias and other reference books. (It’s free for library materials.)
  • Send data electronically and save a tree.
  • Keep food, drinks, candy, gum, snacks out of the library.
  • Be sure your outerwear is checked or in your locker or coat closet.
  • Keep book bags out of aisles so others will not trip.
  • Work as quietly as possible.
  • Clean up at the end of the period.

HOW CAN I USE THE LIBRARY FROM HOME?

Click on the Library Database link on the upper left hand corner of this page.
Use the passwords you received in English class to begin a search.
Watch this website: http://nylearns.org/bhull for new information and links each week.

WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM STUDENTS IN THE LIBRARY AT EDISON?

· RESPECT

· RESPONSIBILITY

· READINESS TO LEARN

We hope we get to know each one of you as you grow and learn during your days at Edison!

Ms. Stein & Ms. Hull


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