About the Library

  • Hours of Operation

    The library is open for student use during school hours. If students are not visiting with their teacher, they must have teacher permission AND the librarian or a parent volunteer must be present.

    Student Use

    Students are expected to abide by the BCS rules for behavior and the posted MC guidelines for behavior.
    1.  Be doing something productive. 
    2.  Be doing it in a way that allows others to be productive.
    3.  Be respectful of other people and property.
    4.  Ask for help when needed.

    Checkouts

    Students may borrow up to 3 materials at a time.  The loan period for all materials is two weeks for 3/4 and 5/6, and three weeks for 7/8.  Students may renew their materials.

    Overdues

    Overdue notices are emailed to BPS email accounts weekly.  Overdue notices will also be sent to parents in the mail at the end of the school year.  We do not charge overdue fines for 3/4 and 5/6, but 7/8 students are charged $0.05 per day per overdue item. 7/8 students and parents will receive reminder emails before their items are due.

    Lost/Damaged Materials

    If a student loses any library material, then the student is required to pay for the replacement cost of the borrowed item.  Sometimes books are lost and paid for, then later found.  If the lost item is returned to the library within 90 days, the cost of the book will be refunded to the family.  If a student returns a library item in damaged condition, then the student is responsible for paying the replacement cost for the damaged item. 

    Contact the Librarian

    Ann Truesdell, Library Media Specialist
    atruesdell@birmingham.k12.mi.us

    Circulation Desk: (248) 203-4465 
    Voicemail: (248) 203-4442