Library Rules & Procedures

Library Rules

Welcome to the Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School Library. Below are the rules and procedures which will help you and other students get the most out of your time in the Library.

When: The library opens at 7:35 a.m. and closes at 2:45 p.m. Students may come to the library without a hall pass before homeroom each day. Students must bring a signed and timed agenda, as a library pass, when coming to the library throughout the rest of the class periods.

What: No more than three students at a time should come to the library from any one teacher’s class. Larger groups may visit the library if prior arrangements have been made with the librarian for a group visit.

Students may check out 3 books at a time for a period of 3 weeks. Graphic Novels have a one-week checkout period. Students will check out books using the seven digits of the ID /lunch number. Students may NOT check out books for another student. A book may be renewed once, unless another person has requested the book or if the student has an overdue books or outstanding fines. Reference books, periodicals, and software may not be borrowed for home use.

 If books are damaged or lost, we will assess a fine up to the price of replacing the book.

Students are welcome to use the library to study, read magazines, look for books, create on the LEGO wall, or research. Doing so means following the rules of the school as well as those specific to the library. The library’s rules are:

  • Food, drink, and gum are NOT allowed in the library.
  • Coats, backpacks, and zipper bags are NOT allowed in the library.
  • A quiet, courteous atmosphere must be maintained.


Students who disregard the rules will be asked to return to their classrooms, and their checkout privileges may be restricted. Check-out privileges may also be restricted if students leave their books in the halls or classrooms or mistreat books. The students, faculty, and staff of our school share the responsibility of maintaining an environment that allows the library to serve the needs of all.