• GSF Library Policy & Procedure: Circulation

    Checking Out Books:

    Students can check out up to 2 books. If you already have 2 books out and need another book for a class project, you must return a book (or pay the replacement fee) before you can check out the one needed for your project.

    • Remember ebooks and audiobooks are always available to be checked out in Sora, no matter how many physical books you have.

    • The ONLY exceptions to the 2-book policy are:

      • Book Club students (can check out 3 books)

      • 8th grade NHD students (2 books, plus up to 3 additional books for research for their NHD project).

    Over Due Books:

    Books are checked out for 14 days.

    • If you need more time, the book may be renewed once through your Destiny Discover account (where you go to place books on Hold).

    • Any additional time needed after the original due date + one renewal will need to be discussed on a case-by-case basis with Ms. Moore.

    • You can return your books to any of the 2 Library Book Drops:

      • inside the Library at the Circulation Desk

      • outside the Library entrance door

    Lost Books/Fines:

    Books more than 45 days overdue are automatically marked LOST in the library system, and the replacement fine is automatically added to your library account and your MyPaymentsPlus account.

    • If the book is not actually lost, all you have to do is renew or return the item and the lost fine is automatically removed from your account (removed from your MyPaymentsPlus account the next day).

    • If library books are actually lost or damaged, you will be charged a replacement cost for each book.

      • Book fines can be paid in cash or by checking at the LLC, or in MyPaymentsPlus with a credit or debit card.

      • If you believe you should not be charged for a damaged book (like it was damaged in a hurricane, for example), please email Mrs. Boyd.