What time does the library open and close? What are the library hours?
Mon. - Thu. we are open from 7:00 am until 3:45 pm. On Fri. We open at 7:00 am and close at 3:00 pm. The library is also open during break and lunch.
Can I come to the library during class?
If your teacher approves you may come to the library during class. You will need a pass stating your name, the time you left the class, the time you are turn to class, the purpose for your visit and your teacher's signature.
When you arrive at the library you will need to sign in on the computer on the circulation desk. Put your pass in the pass box.
When it is time to return to your class make sure to sign out on the computer at the circulation desk and take your pass back with you.
We try to keep a few computers available during class time for students on passes but during class time our priorities are to teach and assist teachers with the scheduled library classes.
How many books can I check out at a time?
You may check out as many books as you need. If an entire class is doing research on the same topic, we may limit you at that time to two books on the class topic.
How do I know when my books are due?
The best way to find out when your books are do is to login to the catalog
. Make sure you have selected the Poway High catalog and then click on the login button at the top right corner. Login with your Novell username and password. Then click on the My Info tab and you should see all the books you have checked out and their due dates.
How long can I keep my library book?
Most books are checked out for three weeks, reference books are overnight only. You may renew a book as long as no one else has a hold request for the title. You may renew as many times as you need to. Renew by logging onto the catalog and click on My Info. Then click on the renew button.
Does the library have ebook readers?
The library has ebook readers to checkout to students. Students may check them out for three weeks at a time
. A late return of an ebook reader will result in a $1.00 a day fine
. Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks may be downloaded to these readers. If ebook readers are damaged or lost students will be charged the replacement price of the ebook reader. Please see library staff for checkout availability.
Does the library have a photo copier?
Not at this time.
Are there fines for overdue books?
Yes, fines are 10¢ a day for a regular book, with a maximum overdue
fine of $5.00. Fines are 50¢ a day for a reference book or video, with a maximum overdue fine of $10.00.
How do I renew a book?
You login with your Novell login to the library catalog
. Once logged in click on the My Info tab. Locate the book in your checked out items and click on the renew button. You may renew as often as you need to if no one else has a hold on the book. If you cannot renew it is because someone else has placed a hold on the book. You will need to return it and wait until the book is available again to check it out.
How do I request a book that is already checked out?
You need to place a hold on it. To do this login to the library catalog
with your Novell login. Look up the book in the catalog. Once you have the book's record up on your computer screen you should see a Hold It! button on the right side bar. Click on it and you will be placed in line for the book. We will notify you when it is available for you to check out.