About the Library Media Program
The Library Media program supports and promotes the instructional goals of the West Hartford Public Schools by meeting the information needs of students and staff. To address these needs, the library media program provides instruction, services, and resources to prepare students for the demands of an information-rich society. Three essential components comprise the framework for effective library media programs: learning and teaching, information access and delivery, and program administration.
Rules & Policies
9th & 10th Grade:
Library passes are required for admittance to the library for all periods, including lunch period. Library passes are obtained from academic teachers. Study hall teachers do not issue library passes. However, study hall teachers must co-sign passes written by academic teachers. Students leave their passes on the desk upon entering the library and sign in. After entering, students with passes remain in the library for the entire period unless otherwise noted by academic teacher.
11th & 12th Grade:
Library passes are NOT required for admittance to the library for all periods, including lunch periods. Students are asked to sign in upon entering the library.
Students who are asked to leave the library may be denied privileges during the school day.
Borrowing, Loans, & Fines
Books and most other materials may be borrowed for three weeks and may be renewed after that time if no one is waiting for them. Audiovisual equipment may be borrowed by students only with a written permission slip from the teacher.
Students take responsibility for materials and equipment used in the facility and those checked out. Overdue fines are $.05 per school day for circulating materials.