Teacher borrowing policy


  1. Teachers may borrow up to fifty items.  Teachers should come in and select their own materials.  However, teachers may request to have book collections gathered from August to May each school year.  All requests for collections must be made one week in advance, and should be specific as to subject, grade level, and fiction or nonfiction  materials.  When possible, a copy of a book list or other specific information should be submitted.  Readiness of these collections is subject to the availability of library staff.


  1. The library reserves the right to limit a teacher to five items on any one subject area, and ten titles by any one specific author.


  1. A collection will be due in 28 days.  This period includes one automatic renewal.  The due date for the 28 day period will be on your printed receipt.  A collection may be renewed once more, but you must call or come to the library to have these books renewed.  If another patron reserves a title in your collection, you will be notified as these items cannot be renewed.


  1. Items that cannot be borrowed as part of a teacher’s collection include fiction videos, fiction DVDs and holiday materials.  These items must be borrowed for the standard loan period.


  1. Items for personal use may not be borrowed as part of a teacher’s collection.


  1. The fine for overdue materials is $.10 per day per item, except for videos, DVDs and CD-ROMs, which are $0.50 per day per item.


  1. If anyone else checks out materials for a teacher, uses the material, or returns the material, the person in whose name the materials are checked out is responsible for loss, damage, or fines.


  1. If any item checked out in a teacher’s collection is lost or damaged, the teacher is responsible for the item, and must pay for it.  A receipt will be given for the payment of lost items.  If the item is found, and has not been damaged, the receipt may be presented to the library for a refund, less a $5.00 processing fee.


  1. If a teacher thinks that an item has been returned, the library staff will search the shelves for it.  If it is not found after several careful searches, the teacher must then assume payment for the cost of the item.

The children’s area has a number of bibliography sources, information about authors, and creative teaching aids.  Classes that wish only to visit and browse may arrange a convenient time by phoning the library in advance.  Tours of the library and instruction in use of the library must be scheduled in advance with the librarian.

Advance notice of assignments is always helpful.  If we have a limited supply of materials on the subject, we can pull a collection that can be put on closed reserve for use in the library so that all students will have equal access to the material.

Teachers can notify us by phone or by using the reference email address – reference@champaigncountylibrary.org