The library loans/reminders procedure is as follows:

  • Children usually visit the library, during class time, to borrow a book once a week. If they wish, they can renew books they have already borrowed at this time.
  • Books are loaned for two weeks. It is the child's responsibility to look after the book and ensure it is returned to the library.
  • One book is issued per child (unless otherwise agreed by the teacher).
  • When a book comes back into the library it is scanned in (i.e. returned on the library system) before going back on the shelf. If for any reason it cannot immediately be scanned in, it is to be left in the red box by the library computer.
  • A reminder is issued when a book becomes overdue, i.e. it has been on loan for more than two weeks.
  • Reminders go out weekly on a Monday.
  • When a book has been overdue for 60 days or more, we do ask for a contribution of £2.50 to be paid toward the cost of replacing the book.
  • When the £2.50 contribution is made, the book is removed from the pupil’s library account.
  • If the book is later found, the £2.50 is reimbursed.