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Pashley Library Rules and Policies

Library Collection

The Pashley Library collection is designed to support the grade level curriculum and provide age-appropriate literature for recreational reading. The library collection is cataloged in a computerized database called Destiny, which is accessible through the Internet from school and home.  Other online resources, such as e-books, subscription databases and website links can be found on the Pashley Library website.


Borrow books--we encourage it

Pashley students visit the library each week on a scheduled day for instruction and may exchange books at the end of class.  We encourage students to borrow from our extensive collection of books, audio books, and magazines on other days as well.  The library is open for book exchange and study each day from 8:30-9:00 and 2:45-3:00.

Each student has a unique patron barcode for his or her library account. Since our circulation is computerized, it serves as a means of verifying that library materials are being checked out to the correct patron.  Students use their district login to access their Destiny accounts.  Students also can request materials from other schools in our district.


Rules for Proper Use and Care of Library Materials

1. Students will care for and protect library materials from loss or damage due to water, foods, pets, coloring, or otherwise.

2. Students will return library materials in a timely manner. Students with overdue library materials may not be permitted to borrow additional materials and may be restricted from independent access to the library.

3. Students will be held responsible for the replacement cost of library materials lost or damaged beyond repair. The replacement cost and the extent of the damage is to be determined by the Library Media Specialist.

4.  School computers may only be used for school assignments.

5.  Games and personal e-mail are not permitted on school computers.

Loan Period

Library materials are checked out for a one week loan, and may be renewed by the student twice, on or before the due date. Books that are currently on loan may be placed on reserve by another student. Books that have been placed on reserve while out on loan may be renewed only once.

Overdue and Lost Books

When a student is two weeks late in returning library materials, a written overdue notice is given to the student. Further borrowing may be suspended until the overdue materials are returned. Repeated overdue notices may be sent.

After a library book is two months overdue, it is presumed lost and a bill is generated. A letter is mailed home, along with a copy of the book's record showing the replacement cost. Upon payment, a letter of receipt is sent home with the student.

If a library book is returned to the Library Media Center within the same academic year that it was lost, any monies paid will be refunded.

Damaged Books

When a book is returned to the library in a damaged condition, the Library Media Specialist will attempt to determine the cause and extent of the damage. Sometimes a book can be repaired to make it suitable for circulation. Other times, the damage is irreparable, and a replacement cost will be determined.

When a book is damaged beyond suitability for circulation, a letter is mailed home, along with a copy of the book's record showing the replacement cost. Upon payment, a letter of receipt is sent home with the student.


Pashley Library Media Center

Kristina Neddo, LMS

Pashley Elementary School

30 Pashley Road

Glenville, NY 12302

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