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Procedures and Guidelines

SES Media Center Policies


Mon - Fri from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Student Checkout

Overdue, Lost, and Damaged Books

Teacher Checkout

Faculty members are encouraged to utilize all media resources to enrich the curriculum.  Most materials may be checked out for 2-week periods and renewed as needed.

Parent Checkout

Acceptable Use Policy

All users of school computers are expected to comply with the Effingham County Board of Education's Acceptable Use Policy. 

  • Students in Kindergarten may check out 1 book at a time.

  • Students in 1st-5th grades may check out 2 books at a time.

  • The loan period for materials for students is 2 weeks.  Books may be renewed as needed.

  • Students in 1st-5th grades are strongly encouraged to check out one book at their reading level and one book of their choice.
  • Students who have an overdue book may not check out additional materials until the overdue book is returned, paid for, or renewed.  No overdue fines are charged.

  • Lost/damaged book fines must be paid before students are allowed to check out more books from the library. 

  • Charges for lost/damaged books will be for replacement costs. If a student removes the label/barcode from the book, they will be charged $3 for materials and replacement of the label/barcode. Books that are found and returned to the Media Center in good condition will be refunded.

  • Students who have books or fines from previous school years will be placed on a "No-Buy" List until books/fines are turned in. This includes ice cream, yearbooks, Book Fair, Santa's Workshop, etc...  
  • Any parent of an SES student may obtain a library card from the Media Center.  Materials may be checked out for 2 weeks and may be renewed as needed.

  • There is a 10-item limit for parents.

  • Parents may give students permission to check out books in their name, but must come to the Media Center and speak to Mrs. Renee or Mr. Smith personally about this arrangement.

  • Media Center Procedures and Guidelines 

    As part of the most recent Media Center Policy update, the Media Center Procedures and Guidelines were developed to support the new policy.  The Effingham County School District Media Centers Procedures and Guidelines can be found here:


    Media Center Protocols and Guidance

    If you have any questions about the Procedures and Guidelines of Effingham County School District's Media Centers, please consult your school's media specialist.