About the Library
OUR VISION IS TO:
impact academic achievement by supporting the curriculum;
create an environment of engaging learning experiences;
foster collaborative opportunities for all stakeholders;
serve the unique needs of the learning community;
strive to be at the forefront of educational technology;
teach responsible digital citizenship;
provide and promote a learning commons where inquiry, knowledge, innovation, and creativity coexist.
The mission of the Midlothian Independent School District Library Media Services Department to empower all for a lifetime of learning.
Library Policies for Students
Library Book Limit
Students may check out three physical library books at a time.
Length of Checkout Period
Library books are due three weeks from the day they are checked out. If a student would like more time to read a book, he or she is welcome to renew the book for an additional three week period as long as no holds are assigned to the book.
Overdue, Lost, and Damaged Library Books
At the time a library book is checked out, a "due date" is assigned to the book. Students are responsible for returning books on time. Students will be reminded about any overdue books in their English Class and through Destiny overdue emails through their misd.gs accounts. Students will be expected to pay for the replacement cost of lost or damaged books.
Computers, phones, tablets, and other smart devices can only be used in the library for school purposes. Just like any classroom, district policy is that students must have permission to use a device. So, Always Ask First before using a device in the library.
WHY CAN I VISIT THE LIBRARY?
To Ask for Assistance: Students and staff are welcome to visit the library for technical support, online resources, ideas, etc.
To Explore the Makerspace: Students can utilize the makerspace activities when the library is open. Due to COVID-19 makerspace will remain closed.
To Check Out E-books: Students and staff can visit the library to learn to check out e-books from laptops or from other personal devices.
To Check Out Physical Books: Students and staff are welcome to check out materials from the library.
HOW CAN I FIND BOOKS?
How can I find books?
Books are organized by genre so that readers can browse the shelves to find items of interest.
- Fiction - Books are shelved by Genre and then the author's last name. DMS genres include Science Fiction, Fantasy, Scary, Graphic Novels, Classics, Condensed Classics, Mysteries, Realistic Fiction, Adventure, Sports, Humor, Chick-lit, Romance, and Historical Fiction.
- Biography - Books are shelved by the subject's last name.
- Nonfiction - Books are arranged the Dewey system.
Students are encouraged to use their school issued laptops to look up books in Destiny, the library automation system. Here students can find the call number indicating where to find books in the library facility.