About the Library

Our library services over 1,300 middle school grade students and offers many books in a variety of reading levels  and interest levels to enhance their classroom learning environment.
We have 40 computers for student use to access our online catalog and work on school-related projects.  These computers can also be scheduled for classes by contacting our school's teacher librarian, Mrs. Somers.


Library Hours
Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday - 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday (Late Start) - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Library Rules of Conduct

"What behaviors we expect from STUDENTS in the library....

  • Current I.D. required -  Students may ONLY  check-out library books with a current school I.D.
  • Food and drink - No food or liquids are allowed.
  • Electronic devices - According to school policies, the use of cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed.
  • Noise level - Small groups talking softly are acceptable. Groups are limited to the four-chair-per-table guideline. Appropriate noise level shall be determined by library staff.
  • Physical behavior – Quiet behaviors that promote an academic environment are expected at ALL times in the library to maintain an atmosphere condusive to learning.
  • Violations – Violations of any and/or all of the above will result in a student being asked to leave the library for the remainder of that day. A repeat offense will result in loss of additional library privileges or administrative consequences.

Computer Use Policy:

Computers are for school-related work and School Loop access only. See the T. R. Smedberg Middle School Student Handbooks for the Elk Grove Unified School District's Acceptable Use Policy for computers.

  • Students must have a School ID or other Photo ID to use a computer at the library.
    (Student may also get a note from a teacher if no school ID or photo ID is available)
  • Students must check-in at the computer desk to be assigned a computer.
  • Students may print-out their computer work at the library. 

Library Book Lending Policy:

  • Up to 2 library books can be checked out for three weeks; most books can be renewed twice only.
  • Photo ID cards are required to check out books at the library.
  • Students with overdue books or fines may NOT continue to check out books. Payment plans are available for lost items and fines.
  • No fines are charged for overdue days, as long as the book is returned to the library.

 

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