About the Brother Donald Coffey Library ...

MSJ Library -- Mission Statement

The mission of the Mount Saint Joseph Library is to ensure that all students, faculty, and staff have the skills and opportunity to access, evaluate, and utilize information.  Information literacy should be an integral part of the educational experience. The Librarians play a critical role in the introduction of new learning technologies, support of the curriculum, and the teaching of information skills in a positive learning environment in which all students can become independent, lifelong learners.


Library Hours

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Monday - Thursday

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m   Friday

For early dismissal days: 7:00am-4:00pm


Borrowing

Students may borrow as many books as they need. All we ask of the community is to be responsible for the care of the materials and their timely return. Limits are only necessary during high demand assignments. The loan period for books is 3 weeks. The loan period for DVDs is one day. The loan period for magazines/periodicals is one week.


Fines

Fines for overdue materials are $0.10 a day per book. Fines do not exceed $1.00 per item. If a student has not returned the item by the ceiling of $1.00, a detention will be issued. It is our hope that students will respect the role of a library and always return on time.


Material Care

If a student loses the material, or damages it beyond normal handling, the library will charge for the cost of replacement. Damage includes watermarks, missing pages and pictures, and soiled or marked pages.


Technology

Library technology is to be used for assignments. Personal interest searching is available if a student makes a request from the librarian. Please see the Computers Users Policy for a detailed explanation.


Photocopies/Printing

Photocopying is available for $0.10 a page. Computer printouts are $0.10 a page. Students using electronic databases are requested to download data onto a jump drive or transfer to a personal file. Paper copies are discouraged.


MSJ Library - Philosophy Statement

The Library of Mount St. Joseph High School is committed to servicing the information needs of every student, faculty member, staff member, and alumni.

The Library ensures that current print and non-print materials are available to support the curriculum goals and objectives of the school. Instruction and guidance are provided in the use of these materials.

The Library provides an opportunity for users to pursue independent interests, leisure reading, and personal research in a quiet environment.

The Library is committed to provide the MSJ community with the current trends in library technology development.

The Library supports the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read statements.  These documents are to be considered part of library policies. 


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