1. Students are allowed to check out 2 books at a time for a period of 2 weeks.
2. LATE FEES: If a book is checked in after the due date, a fine of 10 cents per book/per day
3. Students who have a fine of more than $10 may not check out books until the fine is cleared.
The Library Media Center supports the Alabama State Course of Study, the basis of our school curriculum program and its publication "Alabama's Library Media Handbook for the 21st Century Learner" as well as "Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs," published by the American Association of School Librarians and the American Library Association. In addition, the Library Media Center endorses the literacy principles of the 2008 Standards of the 21st Century Learner of the American Association of School Librarians.
The Echols Middle School Library Media Center provides open access for all students. The Library Media Center uses Destiny a Follett software product as its automated management system. Destiny provides TitlePeekTM, which gives students a chance to preview books on-line; and One SearchTM, which lets students get information from the school library and the Internet as a whole with a single search, and WebPath ExpressTM, which limits student searches to approved, grade-appropriate web sites. Finally, teachers are able to align lesson plans using Destiny since the Alabama State Course of Study Standards are included in the web based program. Teachers and students have access to Destiny at home via the Internet.