The mission of the Notre Dame High School Huttenhoff Media Center is to support the academic curriculum and to provide materials for students’ and staff’s personal interests.
Goals & Objectives
The Notre Dame school community believes in the uniqueness, dignity, and worth of each individual student. With this in mind, the library exists to:
- Provide a selection of resources chosen for value of interest and quality of information.
- Promote life-long learning as a goal.
- Provide resources that represent the diverse backgrounds, opinion, and social and cultural points of the view of the school’s staff and students.
- Support the concept of intellectual freedom and access to information as stated by the Library Bill Rights.
- Impart information and technology skills needed by students to succeed in the 21st century.
The Huttenhoff Media Center contains approximately 5,000 books that are available for students’ use and check-out. We subscribe to over two dozen magazines, and have a variety of videos and DVDs. There are 26 computers with printing capability and access to the Internet, and a subscription research database. Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. during school days
The library’s policies are based on the Library Bill of Rights and the Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Program: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights documents.
Check Out Policy
Students are limited to 10 books and/or magazines for check out. Faculty/Staff may check out an unlimited number of non-reference books and magazines. Videos/DVDs are limited to one at a time for students. Staff may check out an unlimited number of videos/DVDs.
Late Fee Policy
Fines will be charged to students at the rate of $.10 a day per item for all over due materials. At the end of each school year, borrowers shall be charged for the replacement (including shipping) of lost or damaged materials.
Gifts & Donations Policy
The library welcomes gifts and donations of books, subscriptions, works of art, electronic media, and other resources, and money to purchase library materials.
Gifts and donations will be accepted with the understanding that the item must meet the guidelines as outlined in the library’s Selection Criteria.
Gifts are irrevocable. Items that are not found to meet the standards of the Selection Criteria may be disposed of in an appropriate manner approved by the librarian, principal, and/or the School Site Council/School Board.
In most instances, library gifts quality for an income tax deduction. The library, as an interested party, cannot appraise or place a monetary value on gifts. The appraisal is the responsibility of the donor. Due to limited staff, the NDHS library cannot provide an itemized list of contributions, but can sign a list of gift titles provided by the donor.
The donor will sign a Donor Contract indicating that the gift is irrevocable and that he or she agrees to the guidelines of this policy.