• Welcome to the
    ABIS Media Center


    The goal of the Alexander Batcho Intermediate School Library Media Center is to ensure that students and staff are effective users and processors of ideas and information, so they are prepared to be productive citizens who think critically, communicate effectively, and live with technology confidently and efficiently, as well as having a love of reading for enjoyment and growth.




    Information


    The library media center (LMC) aims to support and enrich the Alexander Batcho Intermediate School curriculum. Through research-based teaching and interdisciplinary projects, students experience “active learning,” which is essential for stimulating middle school students to higher levels of thinking, learning, and personal success.


    Hours of Operation


    The Library Media Center is open throughout the regular school day. Students and staff may come to the LMC at any time to check out books using the self-check-out system. Students may visit the LMC with their class teacher or obtain a pass to visit on their own.


    Please remember when you come on your own, please be sure to sign in at the circulation desk’s sign-in sheet, as well as signing out upon leaving the LMC.

     


    Student Responsibilities


    Always BE YOUR BEST!

    RESPECT
    yourself, RESPECT others, and RESPECT the Library Media Center.

    Students will immediately respond to the call for attention signal:  "STOP, LOOK & LISTEN."

    All students are expected to be polite and respectful in the Library Media Center and Tech Lab and to handle all materials, computer equipment and furniture with care.


    The LMC is a place of study and work, and students should be respectful of others by behaving in a responsible manner.


    Students should return and renew books on time. Students are held responsible for lost or damaged library materials and Tech Lab equipment.


    Policies and Procedures


    Students may borrow three books at a time. The loan period is for 14 days. Books may be renewed if necessary. Staff has unlimited borrowing privileges.


    Your “library card” number is accessed by your last name. The computer keeps a record of all borrowed materials and prints out overdue notices.


    Books must be returned in the circulation desk's Book Drop in the LMC and must be scanned into the circulation computer in order to clear your borrowing record.


    Borrowing is a privilege. If you damage or lose a book, you are held accountable for the replacement cost of the book. You may not borrow if materials are overdue.

    Only teachers may check out DVDs.