Welcome to the Allen Park High School Media Center
Media Center Policies
Hours: The media center is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30am to 2:45pm.
Checking Out Books and Magazines: All materials must be checked out from the circulation desk before leaving the media center. A reasonable number of items may be checked at a time.
Fiction and non-fiction books may be checked out for up to 3 weeks and can be renewed at the end of this time if there are no other requests for the materials. Reference books are for use in the media center only.
Magazines may be checked out for up to 1 week and renewed if no other requests are noted.
For check-in, materials should be returned to the circulation desk.
Late Fees and Lost Items: Students who do not return materials by the due date will be charged a late fee of $0.10/day. This fee applies to both books and magazines.
It is the student’s responsibility to pay for lost or damaged materials. $3.00 per magazine or the original cost of the book will be charged.
Passes: Teachers must supply a pass for drop-in students during the school day. Students must sign in at the circulation desk when they arrive and sign out when they leave.
Computer Use: Media center computers are to be used for school-related work only, as per Allen Park Public School District’s acceptable use policy.
E-mail may be opened only as it relates to classroom work.
The 33-station computer lab is reserved for classes only, while 20 media center computer stations are available for drop-in students.
Printers: Students are allowed to use copiers for academic-related purposes. Up to 5 pages a day may be printed free of charge at the available media center copiers. Beyond this number, a charge of $.05/copy will apply.
Library Catalog: The on-line public access catalog (OPAC) may be accessed from any of the school’s computers through the “HS media center” desktop icon.
Behavior: - Please be considerate of others when working in the media center. - Do not leave trash or unneeded papers behind at your work area. - Food and drink are not allowed. Water bottles may be left at either the circulation desk or the teacher's desk in the computer lab.
MISSION STATEMENT: To help students become interested readers and effective users of information.
GOAL: The goal of the media center is to give students the tools to be more effective researchers when conducting online searches for information. By providing databases and teaching how to access and use them, students will be gaining skills that will not only benefit them in their current school work, but prepare them for the research that will be expected of them in college and in the work place.