Frequently Asked Questions

A brief description of lending policies at GMHS learning commons / library

Learning Commons

A typical learning commons is not simply a repository for books. It is where learning meets creativity and collaboration meets genius. It's where ideas are hatched for tomorrow's leaders.


Learning Commons with students at work

Textbooks and Novel Studies

Textbooks and novel studies are loaned for a period of one semester.  They are due back BEFORE students write their final exams for that subject.

Students must write their names in every textbook and novel study along with the current school year to avoid mix-ups with their peers.  If a textbook or novel study is returned but the barcode doesn't match the one the student was originally assigned they will not get credit for that book. Students must return the textbook or novel they were originally assigned to avoid charges.


Lost/Damaged Books and Grafitti

Students will not be allowed to sign out new material until overdue item(s) are returned. Lost or damaged books must be paid for before a student will be allowed to sign out new material.  New textbooks are subject to a grafitti charge upon return of half the cost of the book. Students need only write their names and current school year in their textbooks.

At the end of the school year students with lost or damaged textbooks will not be permitted to purchase graduation tickets until books are either returned or replacement fee paid.

Any lost or damaged item from the Learning Commons may be paid at the GMHS Finance Office.

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