Library

  • Staff
    Librarian – Mrs. Palopoli 
     Secretary – Mrs. Weller
    Students volunteers
     
    Hours
    The library is open daily 7:30 – 2:45 on school days. 
    The library is closed on holidays and during the summer vacation.
    The West library can be reached by phone at: 610-473-3750.
     


    Library Mission is to ensure that staff and students are effective users of ideas and information. This mission enables all students to succeed in a changing world and contributes to our district aim to be a high-performing school.

    Learning to use online resources, the ability to locate, evaluate and ethically use both digital and print information is an important part of student success in school achievement.
     
     
     Borrowing Books

    All books from the general collection may be checked out for 10 school days.   The date on the card in the pocket of the book is the date when the book should be returned.  Books may be renewed provided there is not a demand for that particular title or subject matter.  Students with overdue books or outstanding fines must clear their record before borrowing additional materials.

    Reference Books
    Books from the reference collection may be checked out overnight and returned before first period the day they are due.  Students returning overdue reference books will be fined 25 cents per day for each overdue book.

    Magazines
    There is a large selection of magazines that students may borrow for 10 school days.

    Fines
    Secondary schools in the Boyertown District charge fines for items returned late. The fines are $.10 a day. Reference materials are $.25 a day.

    Reserves
    Students may reserve books that are not currently available. When the library does not own the materials you need, every effort will be made to obtain them through district interlibrary loan and ACCESS PA.

    Library Time
    Passes are required when you visit the library from a class or study hall.  Students wishing to come to the library during a study hall must go directly to the library at the beginning of the study hall period. Once you are in the study hall you may not leave to go to the library.  Study hall teachers will not issue passes to the library.  

    See the student handbook for library pass procedures.

    Online
    Resources

    These resources are available to students:

    • Destiny, the online library catalog
    • Student Resource Center - Infotrac (get password from the librarian)
    • Power Library - you need a membership to a public library to use at home
    • World Book Online Reference Center (get password from the librarian)
    • Culture Grams