Borrowing Materials

All students at Warman Elementary School have a library account and may borrow materials from the library.

How many books may I borrow?

Students may have up to six (6) books out at one time.

How long may I keep the books?

Students may keep books for up to two (2) weeks.

What if I’m not finished my book in two weeks?

You may renew your book if you need to keep it longer.

What if …I lose a book or my dog eats it or my little sister colours in it or I drop it in a puddle? (or any other catastrophe)

You are responsible for everything you borrow from the library, but we understand things happen. If something does happen to your library book, you can pay a small replacement fee ($10 for fiction/ $15 for non-fiction).

What if I pay for a lost book, but I find it later?

The library will refund your money.

What if the library says I have a book, but I KNOW I returned it?

First, we will ask you to check at home, in your book bag, locker and classroom library. Often books get onto the levelled reading carts, lost in the classroom teacher’s collection or left somewhere in the home.

Second, if you  have looked everywhere, and your book is not there, we will look on the library shelves. Despite being very vigilant, sometimes books find their way back to the shelves without going through the computer.

If your book is not on the shelves, however,  you are responsible for paying the replacement fee. Again, if it turns up later, we will refund your money.

What if my friend wants my book? Can I just pass it to him?

NO! Remember that you are responsible for everything you sign out of the library. If your friend loses or damages the book and it is signed out under your name, you will be responsible to pay for it. If your friend wants to borrow the book, come to the library with your friend and have the staff sign it out of your name and into your friend’s name.