Information and Policies
The Watchung Hills Regional High School Library Media Center provides students and staff with access to a wide range of materials and resources to meet their educational, professional, and personal needs.The Media Center has over 27,000 items, including an extensive reference and non-fiction collection, classic and popular fiction books, and educational DVDs, videocassettes and CD Rom disks. More than 90 educational and recreational magazines, one daily newspaper, and one local weekly newspaper are available.
62 desktop computers provide students with access to the Internet, 32 research databases, more than 1,200 e-Books, the card catalog, and Microsoft Office applications. In addition, the
Media Center Hours
Media Center Sign InStudents must sign in with the Media Center duty teacher when entering the library; they must sign out when leaving. Passes are not required during study hall, lunch or after school. Students who come to the library from a class must have an individual signed pass from their teacher.
An individual signed pass from a study hall teacher is required.
Students should report to their study hall for attendance
before coming to the Media Center.
Students are required to remain in the Media Center for the entire period.
An individual signed pass from a subject teacher is required.
Teachers may issue up to five individual passes.
No pass is required.
Students must eat their lunch before coming to the library.
Student are required to remain for the remainder of the lunch period.
No pass is required.
Students may leave at any time.
Students may check out up to 6 circulating books for a loan period of 10 school days. A due date slip is placed in the pocket of each book when it is checked out.
Reference books, magazines, videos, and DVDs are not checked out to students.
Books returned late are subject to overdue fines of 5¢ per school day, with a maximum fine of $30.00 per book.
Books placed on teachers' reserve carts, and with restricted loan periods, are subject to fines of 50¢ per school day.
Students who owe more than $2.00 in fines, or have any overdue books, may not check out additional books until fines are paid and/or books are returned.
Lost or Damaged Books
Students are responsible for replacement costs of books that are returned in damaged condition and cannot be repaired.
Computer Policies and Procedures
Students should save all documents to their folder on the school server. Students may also email their work to teachers or to themselves.
A laser printer (Media Center HPL 4015) is available for student use in the Media Center. Students should try to conserve paper and ink and print only what is necessary.
Food and Drink Policy
Students are not permitted to eat or drink in the Media Center at any time.
Personal Electronic Devices
Students are not permitted to use electronic devices in the Media Center at any time including cell phones, text messengers, cameras and so on.
A coin-operated copier is available for student use in the Media Center. The charge for copies is 10¢ per side.