*Frequently Asked Questions*

Who are the Library Staff members?

Mrs. Fleming, Librarian
Ms. Miller, Librarian
Ms. Rios Godoy, Library Media Assistant

How can I get books online while the Beville library is closed to students?
There are many sources for FREE e-books online!  We outline the best sources in the Canvas module titled Virtual Learning: Reading at Home.

How can I get books from the Beville library while it is closed to students?
We are offering curbside pick up once a week on Wednesdays 10-2.  Students may request books and pick them up at that time.  Information on how to request books and details about curbside pick up are in the Canvas module titled Curbside Check Out.

When is the library open?

Under normal circumstances, we are open 8am-3pm every school day.  Under COVID restrictions, students are not allowed into the library.  Curbside book pick up is available starting October 28.

Virtual resources such as databases, the library catalog, the library Canvas course, and external sites that offer free E-books are available 24/7.

When can I come to the library with a pass?

Under normal circumstances, you can come anytime during the school day with a pass from your teacher or with a pass from an administrator during lunch (after you have eaten).  When you arrive, please sign in at the computer at the front of the library and sign out when you leave.  Please remember to keep an eye on the clock so that you aren't late for your next class!

At the moment, the library is closed to students due to COVID restrictions.

Can I come to the library after school?

Once clubs and after school activities are allowed to resume, you may come to  After School @ Your Library almost every Tuesday until 4:15.  You *must* have a signed permission slip to stay (found in the library documents).  Please remember that you need to have a new permission slip *each* time that you stay.

The dates that After School @ Your Library will be held will be posted in the library pages once it resumes.  They will also be posted on the morning announcements.

How many books may I check out?

You may take out up to 3 books or 1 magazine and 2 books.

How long may I keep materials?

Materials are due 2 weeks after you've checked them out.  However, if you aren't finished with them, you may renew them for 2 more weeks.  If they are not on hold for someone else, you may renew as often as you wish.

What happens if I don't return my materials on time?

Under normal circumstances, we give you a one day grace period after the due date to return your materials.  After that, you will be charged 5 cents per school day, up to a maximum of $5, until you return your book.  That fine will need to be paid even if you return your book.   We never charge fines for days that we are not in school or days that you are out for an excused absence.

**While virtual learning is in place, NO FINES are being assessed**

What happens if I lose a book?

If you lose a book, you need to pay for the cost of the book plus a $2 processing fee.  If you find the book within the same school year, please return it to the library and we will refund your money.

What if another student has checked out a book that I would like to read?

You may put as many books on hold as you wish.  Just tell us which book(s) that you'd like to put on hold and we'll put you on the wait list.  As soon as the book is available, we will send you a note to let you know via your language arts teacher.  You have 3 days to come to the library to get your book before we move to the next person on the wait list.

May I use the library computers?

Under normal circumstances, we have  library computers and printer that are there for student academic use.  You may use them for any school work, to check Student Vue or to check your school email.  You may not play any video games or use the internet for searches not related to school work.  You must abide by the Prince William County Code of Behavior regarding use of school computers.

At the moment, the library is closed to students due to COVID restrictions.

May I eat or chew gum in the library?

In the library in the school building, no.  When you are in our virtual Canvas library at home, you can eat whatever you want.