Library Resources

Our librarian is Lisa Beal. The school library has a variety of resources available for research and recreational reading. Access our library’s computer catalog to see what you have checked out or to reserve or search for library materials.

Students visit the library as a class for instruction and to check out books for recreational reading.  Students usually check one book at a time. This is getting them used to what it means to take care of a library book. Items are checked out for one week. No fines are charged for overdue books, but students are responsible for paying for items that are lost or damaged while checked out to them. Fines left from the previous school year need to be paid or else checkout privileges for the new
school year will be limited.

The district’s Acceptable Use Policy, which all students and parents must sign before Internet access is allowed, applies to use of library computers. Inappropriate use or activities and consequences are outlined within the policy. Our network is filtered to assure that our students are not exposed to information or images inappropriate for school students.

The West Liberty Schools Selection Policy also includes The Library Bill of Rights, which is quoted below.

  1. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
  2. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
  3. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
  4. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
  5. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
  6. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations or individuals or groups requesting their use.”