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 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.
Overdue, Lost, and Damaged Library Books
At the time a library book is checked out, a "due date" is placed on the book. Students are responsible for returning books on time. Students will be reminded about any overdue books in their English Class. 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.
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. WGMS 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.