Media Center

The UHS Library’s mission:

Library media centers are places where people can build their 21st century literacy skills, including:

  • Learning how to read
  • Learning to use computers and other media
  • Learning how to find, evaluate, and use information
  • Learning how to use information to communicate.

“The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of resources, ideas and information and to promote in our youth the powers of literacy and competencies to function effectively in the workplace of the 21st century. This mission recognizes the essential role of the school library media program in the educational process as a catalyst for all academic instruction and a dynamic force for excellence in education.”

“Library Media Program–Catalyst for Efficient Implementation of Core Curriculum Content Standards, K-12”, Emanations. New Jersey: Winter, 1998

Rules of Conduct

  • Respect the rights of others working in the library as well as their right to privacy and their personal property.
  • No food or beverages in the library. (Except by authorize groups).
  • No use of cell phones.
  • Do not litter.
  • Keep shoes and feet off furniture.
  • Do not rearrange furniture.
  • One person per chair.
  • Patrons must not deface, destroy, or corrupt any of the library’s property.
  • IDs must be presented when asked during lunch periods.
  • Students must present a signed pass to media specialist when coming from a classroom.
  • All students are required to follow district guidelines for internet use.
  • People who violate these rules will be asked to stop such conduct.
  • People who violate these rules will be asked to stop such conduct and/or dismissed from the media center.

Borrowing Privileges

  • All borrowers are responsible for the safekeeping and return of items which they have borrowed on indicated due date.
  • A patron is responsible for any lost items, he/she will be charged for the replacement cost of the item.
  • Anyone, who damages an item to such an extent that it is necessary to replace it, shall be subject to the same penalties as the borrower who loses an item.
  • Anyone who removes items without completing the appropriate records may be suspended from library privileges.
  • Anyone who fails to return materials or satisfy outstanding fines may be suspended from library privileges.
  • Books are loaned for a two week period and may be renewed twice if there are no reserves for that title.