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Policies 

 

Access

  • The library room is currently closed to students. 
  • Students can use their PWCS Network login to access the library catalog for ebooks, Destiny Discover Collections, and to put physical books on hold for curbside book service.  
  • Research databases require a school username and password, which can be found in the Canvas BFHS: Battlefield Students course. 
  • Librarians are available for assistance during posted office hours: 
              Monday -- 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
              Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday -- 2:50 to 3:30 p.m. 
  • Students may book an appointment with library staff. Appointments take place during school hours.  
  • Additional resources are available online at the PWC Public Library using your card. 


Technology Use 

  • All Prince William County Acceptable Use & Internet Safety Policies are enforced. 


Circulation Policy 

  • Students may check out five items at a time for up to two weeks. 
  • Students may not check out if they have any overdue items or fines. 
  • There are no late fees for overdue books, but fines will be given for damaged or lost books. Fines must be paid in paper currency or check - no coins or credit card. 
  • The library will not place restrictions on a student’s selections beyond those stated above. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 


How are books being sanitized?  

When books are returned to the BHS library, they are put into a quarantine for 7 days. Please do not attempt to heat, bleach, spray, or otherwise sanitize your library materials. 

How many items may I check out? 
Students without overdue books or fines may check out five items at a time for up to two weeks and may renew throughout the school year if no one else has placed a hold on those items.   

What may I check out? 
Students may check out any book or audiobook in the collection that is available. 

Somebody has checked out the book I want.  Now what? 
Log into the Destiny catalog using your PWCS login information to put the book on hold. You will be added to the waiting list and contacted via email when the book becomes available. A video tutorial for how to place a hold can be found in the Canvas BFHS: Battlefield Students course. 

Updated 9/2/2020