I. Thou shalt respect your fellow Vikings and return books on time.
II. Thou shalt keep thy drinks away from the settees and from the computers.
III. Thou shalt only eat at the tables in the library.
IV. Thou shalt always sign in and sign out.
V. Thou shalt not return to study hall within the last 15 minutes of the block.
VI. Thous shalt check out library headphones for use at the computers.
VII. Thou shalt ask the library staff before printing any color materials.
VIII. Thou shalt clean up any messes that thou makest.
IX. Thous shalt treat the library's resources with respect.
X. Thou shalt remember to whisper in the library.
XI. Thou shalt not drag the library tables!!
The mission of the Loudoun Valley High School Library is to graduate efficient, ethical users of information who are lifelong readers. We fulfill the information needs of all members of the LVHS community.
Our Library Staff
(L to R) Mrs. Shea, Mrs. Eckersley, Ms. Morris
Ms. Morris has her bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary and earned her Master of Library Science from the University of Texas.
Mrs. Eckersley received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bloomsburg State University in Pa. and her Master's degree from George Mason University.
Mrs. Shea also received her bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary.
Students may come to the library before and after school without a pass. Students must have a pass to come to the library during school hours, either from their study hall teachers, their classroom teachers, or from the lunch duty teachers. Students will also come to the library with their teachers as scheduled. All students on passes must sign in and out at the circulation desk when they enter and leave the library.
Computer and Network Policies
- All students must sign the LCPS Computer Acceptable Use Policy to gain access to library IPACs, online databases and computers. Students are expected to adhere to this policy and to use the computers and materials in a responsible manner.
- Regular books may be checked out for two weeks. Reference books may be signed out at the end of the day for overnight use only, and must be returned before the tardy bell on the next school day. Magazines circulate for seven days; current issues do not circulate. Students use their student ID number to check out books. Up to twenty-five items may be checked out at one time. Students who have any overdue items may not check out additional items until they either turn in their overdue books or bring those books in to the circulation desk to be renewed. All materials should either be returned promptly or renewed by bringing in the books. Books may be returned before, during, or after school by putting them in the Book Drop on the front right side of the circulation desk (slot is located just below the sign-in book). Students are responsible for materials checked out in their name and are discouraged from checking items for other students.
There are no charges for overdue materials. Students are responsible for paying for the replacement of any library books that they have lost. Once the library has ordered a replacement copy (or its equivalent), the student will not be entitled to a refund if s/he subsequently finds the library book. Students who do not return all of their library books by the end of the school year will have a deficiency for the missing titles placed in their record.
A copy machine is available for our patrons' convenience. There is a ten cents per side charge for copying materials. We remind our patrons to observe copyright rules and laws.
Students are expected to maintain proper library behavior at all times.
- Teachers are encouraged to schedule library time for research. Please provide us with your class assignment and requirements. We will prepare appropriate information and materials for you and your class. A librarian will work with you and your group.
Teachers are expected to remain with their students and to help monitor computer use.
Three students may be sent from your class at one time. Students should have work to do and sign in at the circulation desk on entering and leaving.
Students may pick up activity period passes to the library any time during the week and prior to the tardy bell on Friday morning. A student will show this pass to his/her Homeroom Teacher, sign out, and then sign in at the library. Students must remain in the library for the entire Activity Period; they will not be permitted to return to Homeroom.
- Teachers have unlimited use of our materials, with due dates of four weeks for books and one week for vidoes. Occasionally it will be necessary to request the return of materials so that others may use them. You will receive overdue notices to remind you of materials signed out to you.
Materials can be "carted" for your convenience. Reference Carts will be marked with your name and assignment. These carts can be used in the library and/or your classroom.
Overnight only circulation can be arranged for your materials. Books may be checked out at the end of the day and returned before homeroom the next morning.
- The library is responsible for the maintenance and repair of your equipment. All rooms have a CD Cassette Recorder, Promethean Board and a VCR. All teachers should check out a Promethean remote and pen. In addition, some classrooms have a TV and an Overhead Projector. Other items may be signed out as needed. Items needing repair should be clearly marked and returned for repair.
- The Instructional Materials Center provides videos, journals and books. You may order books and journals via phone, email or by visiting the IMC at the new Administration Building in Ashburn. Videos must be scheduled through the library. Forms are available for your convenience. The IMC can be accessed from our Teachers Resources page.
This site created by Charlotte Burkholder. It is now maintained by Dee Morris. Updated 11/19/2012.
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Awarded the Busy Educator's Award 3/15/04