Circulation Policy

Library Circulation Policies


  • All John H. Shary staff, students, and parents have access to the library and its resources.  

  • Kinder students are allowed to check-out one book at a time for the first semester.  Beginning the 2nd semester, they will be allowed  to check-out up to three books.

  • 1st-6th  grade students are allowed to check-out three books at time.    

  • Books are checked-out to students and parents for a two-week period.  Books may be   renewed for an additional two week period.

Lost or Damaged Books:

  • If you have a lost or damaged book, please let the librarian know. She will print out a paper with the lost book and the amount you are responsible for. 

    • Patrons will be charged a fine for lost/damaged books. Those books must be paid through My School Bucks. No cash or credit cards will be accepted.  

    • Lost or damaged books must be paid for in full before additional books are checked-out.   

 Library Procedures


  • Barcodes will be placed on student agendas or folders at the beginning of the school year to identify the student’s name and homeroom teacher.  Students are required to bring their agendas or folders to the library to check-out books.

  • Students are allowed to come to the library as long as they have obtained their teacher’s permission.

  • Students will have access to a self-checkout station.  After scanning their barcode or entering their ID number, students must ensure that materials are being checked-out to the right student.  Students must:

    • Ask themselves:   “Is this me?”

    • Scan each book’s barcode.  

    • Click “Done” and listen for the correct check-out noise.  

    • Make sure it is ready for the next student.


  • Students will have access to a self-check in station.  

    • Students must place their books and materials on the correct cart.  Each cart has a specific genre assigned to them.  

Book Reserves:

  • Students who wish to check-out a book or item that is unavailable, they may ask the librarian to reserve the book.  The teacher or student will be notified as they become available.  Only one item at a time may be reserved.