P.P.S. Department
The Media Centers at Lincoln-Way

The media center is designed to meet the informational needs of Lincoln-Way students and staff as a quiet place for research, study, and computer projects. Resources include print, audio, and electronic materials. The media center maintains a web page that can be accessed from the Lincoln-Way Home Page. This web page serves as a beginning point for all research.

Media Center Use and Hours

Before and after school: Students are welcome to use the media center. Specific times will be posted in the media center and on the media center home page which includes extended hours one day a week.

During school hours:

Classes: Teachers should sign up in the media center in advance.

Advisory period: Students may use the media center for reading periodicals, checking out books, academic computer projects and research. Student use is for quiet, individual work unless indicated on the teacher's pass as group work and is limited to available space and in accordance with each building's pass procedures.

Electronic Media

The purpose of our Internet connection and other electronic media is to support research and provide the opportunity for collaborative work. The computers are available for the educational use of Lincoln-Way students and staff. All chat rooms, e-mail, games, music videos, and any material which contains obscene, profane, or vulgar pictures and/or language either written, oral, or expressed in symbols are off limits. During the school day, the computers are reserved for research or typing for class assignments. Permission is needed to print anything and is restricted to one copy. Students who fail to follow these rules will receive disciplinary action.

Circulation

  • Books, magazines, and audio resources may be checked out for a three week period.
  • Reference materials do not circulate.
  • Student IDs are required to check out materials.
  • All overdue materials and fines must be paid to check out new material.
  • Teachers may restrict circulation of materials to NO check-out or overnight check-outs.
  • Three-week material overdue fines are $.10 per school day.
  • Overnight check-outs are due back before school the next day, and overdue fines are $.50 per school day.
  • Patrons are responsible for lost or damaged materials.

    • Replacement cost will be at current prices plus shipping, handling, and processing fees
    • Repair costs of damaged materials will be determined by the extent of the damage.

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