Library Privileges


The top priority of our library is to provide a quiet, pleasant atmosphere for students to study and utilize library resources. Students are expected to be courteous to each other and to staff.  

All students of Fruitland High School have library privileges. There is always someone available to suggest books, locate books, help with the catalog, or assist with research.

Students should feel free to recommend books for purchase – tell us what we can buy for you.

Students will be responsible for covering the cost of damage to all materials checked out through the library including library books, textbooks, and assigned class reading materials. Students are encouraged to inspect all books when initially checked out for pre-existing damage.  (See “Lost/Damaged Books” below for further information)

DO NOT FOLD PAGE CORNERS!  Please help us by unfolding page corners when you see them.

Students may check out up to two books at a time. Books are checked out for a period of two weeks and may be renewed unless requested by another student. We can place a book on hold for you.

The library has two book drops for returning books: One outside the library door and one just inside the library door. Drops are checked daily.

No drinks without lids.

Please leave the library cleaner and more orderly than you found it –  pick up after yourself & others, push in chairs.

Those unwilling to extend these common courtesies may have library privileges suspended for two weeks. If the disorderly behavior continues privileges will be lost for a full quarter.

Library Fines & Fees

The library provides copier service to students at a rate of 10₵ per page.  Please see the Librarian.

Students are responsible for returning books to the library by the due date.  Overdue fines are assessed at a rate of 5₵ per day past the due date. Students may continue to check out books even though they have fines up to the maximum of $5.00.

Students DO NOT have to pay fines when their overdue books are turned in. The longer students keep overdue books, the more money will be owed. The library DOES NOT charge interest. TURN THEM IN.

All fines and fees must be paid in full prior to graduation in order to participate in graduation activities.

Lost/Damaged Books

The Librarian will determine the replacement cost of any book and will have sole discretion in fine assessment.

Distressed Library Book Damage: Students will be required to pay 50% of the replacement cost of a book for damage which affects the life of a book.

Destroyed Library Book Replacement: Students will be required to pay the full replacement cost of a book for the following: warped cover; missing, bent or torn pages; significant stains or liquid damage; damaged or broken spine; damaged or broken binding; and any other damage assessed by the Librarian that affects the life of the book.

Lost Library Book Replacement: Students will be required to pay the full replacement cost of a lost book.

Text Book Damage & Replacement: Textbook damage is at the discretion of the Librarian. Due to the significant cost of these books, and because some have been purchased on a loan basis, students will be required to pay the full replacement cost of a damaged or lost textbook.

All fines and fees must be paid in full prior to graduation in order to participate in graduation activities.