Student Guidelines

S9GS Library-Media Center



Librarian & Media Specialist: Mrs. Madison

  • Policies and procedures are correlated to the Madison County School System Library Guide (2016).
  • S9GS Library-Media Center acknowledges the Library Bill of Rights.

Top 5 FAQs

  1. How long may I borrow a library book? Books are checked out for 2 weeks.
  2. How many books may I check out? You may check out 2 books.
  3. What do the colored dots on the spine labels mean? Green dots: Series fiction / Blue dots: Classic fiction / Black dots: Crossover fiction / Orange dots: Reference (may not be checked out)
  4. What about library fines? Students are charged 10 cents for each day their library book is late.
  5. What happens if I lose or damage a library book? You must pay for it or replace it.


Checking Out and Returning Books

  1. Books may be checked out to students for 2 weeks.
  2. Students will be allowed to check out 2 books.
  3. Reference books may not be checked out (coded with orange dots).
  4. You may not check out a book if you have an overdue book or fine.


  1. Students will be charged a fine of 10¢ per day per item. (MCBOE Library Procedural Guidelines)
  2. Overdue/fine notices will be distributed each week.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Items

Students are responsible for all lost or damaged items. Examples of damaged items include but are not limited to: torn pages, *water damage, mold or mildew, any defacement of the item. Fines for minor damages may be added. *Books with water damage: Cost of book must be paid in full or the student must provide a replacement copy of the book.

A lost or damaged item may be replaced in the following ways:

  1. Pay the purchase price of the item.
  2. Provide a replacement copy of the item.

Library Rules

  1. Follow all school rules. Keep talking and noise to a minimum.
  2. No backpacks.
  3. No food or drink.
  4. Do not disturb other students or classes.
  5. When issued a pass to the library, sign in and out at the circulation desk and include computer number.
  6. Use library time for school purposes only, and stay on task.
  7. Respect other patrons and the librarian-teacher.
  8. Check out books before leaving the library.

Computer and Wifi Access

Computer Access

  • Every student has a unique username.

  • When logging on to a computer for the first time EVER, students will type in their username and then use their username as their password. *This is only for students who have NEVER logged on to a computer in the school building.

  • After the first login, you will be prompted to create a new password with at least 8 letters/numbers/characters.

  • Password Resets: Mrs. Madison and Mrs. McLemore can reset your password.

Wifi Access

  • Wifi access is only available to students IF they have completed the Computer Access (login) steps that are listed above.


  1. All students must abide by the Madison County Schools Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Policy and the BYOT Student Policy.

  2. Internet, computer, and iPad use is for SCHOOL RELATED purposes only.

  3. Social Media of any kind is prohibited.

  4. No playing games.

  5. Students may print 10 sheets for free for school purposes only.

  6. There is a 10¢ charge per page for making a copy from a library book.

  7. Stay on task and only use iPads or computers as directed by Mrs. Madison or your teacher.

  8. You do not have permissions to add or delete Apps, so don’t even try it.

  9. Misuse of iPads or computers in any way will result in the removal of all computer privileges. This includes, using the iPads/computers for non-school purposes, defacing or damaging property in anyway.

  10. All iPads should be returned to the appropriately numbered slot in the iPad cart.

  11. When returning the iPads to the cart, please ensure that all iPads are plugged in the correct way.


To access the CORRECT Canvas page, go to

To login to Canvas: Use the username and password that you login in to a school computer with.

School Google Accounts

Every student has a SCHOOL Google account. All students need to use their school Google accounts for assignments. Students will have these Google accounts throughout all 4 years of high school.

Students have access to all the Google applications including email, but only within our school district.

What you will most likely use the most:

  • Drive: Gives you UNLIMITED STORAGE. Everything you create in your Google account will automatically save to your Drive.

  • Docs: Create word documents

  • Slides: Create slideshow presentations

  • Sheets: Create Spreadsheets

How to Login to your School Google Account

Mobile Device Charging Stations

Device charging stations are available in the library.

  • Do not leave your device unattended.

  • S9GS is not responsible for misplaced, damaged, or stolen devices.

About the Librarian

I am a Teacher-Librarian and Media Specialist. I read. I search. I share.

I am passionate about...

  • Books - hand-held and digital
  • Reading YA Literature
  • Instructional Technology
  • Gadgets, gizmos, and educational apps
  • Helping high school students discover all of the above

I Believe that School Libraries are Innovative and Irreplaceable.