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BMS Library Assistant

Elaine Van Leer

she/her/hers

Contact:

Barrington Middle School​​

261 Middle Highway 

Barrington, RI 02806

401-261-3160

vanleere@barringtonschools.org

BMS Open Library Opportunities

  • 8:20-8:40 am Monday - Friday: Get a pass from Mrs. Van Leer or Mrs. Roy in the library media center the day before, tuck it into your backpack, and show it to a teacher assistant in the morning to come upstairs. Once you are dismissed to your lockers you may stop in to get a book.

  • Any time your teacher allows you throughout the day: Your ELA teacher has library media center passes available to give you when you come to an agreement on a good time to come to the library media center to check out a book.

  • 3:20 - 4:20 pm Monday - Thursday: You do not need a pass to come to the library media center after school.

The BMS Library is Always Open!

All members of Barrington Middle School have 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks through Destiny Discover and Sora for Overdrive. See the ACCESSING BOOKS page for more details. BMS members also have 24/7 access to research databases such as AskRI.org's offerings as well as Facts on File, FreedomFlix, and TrueFlix nonfiction eBooks. See the ONLINE RESOURCES page for more details.

BMS Library Physical Hours of Operation

 

Monday 8:20 - 4:20
Tuesday 8:20 - 4:20
Wednesday* 8:20 - 4:20
Thursday 8:20 - 4:20
Friday* 8:20 - 3:25

*Please Note: The library is closed the 3rd Wednesday of the month before school for faculty meetings and after school on Fridays. Special circumstances occasionally arise that require the library to close before or after school. Every effort is made to give students advance notice when possible. 

BMS Library Service Policy

  • The Barrington Middle School (BMS) library media center is open to all Barrington students and staff.

  • Barrington Middle School (BMS) students, school district staff members, and parents can check out all items that are part of our regular circulation.

  • There are no overdue fines.

  • Lost or significantly damaged materials must be paid for at the cost of replacement.

  • Interlibrary loan requests can be placed by BMS patrons independently when they are logged in or through the library staff.

BMS Library Expectations

1. Respect

We will show respect in the way that we speak to others, conduct ourselves, and take care of materials in the library media center.

2. Accountability

We will sign in when we come to the library for open library and sign out when we leave. Student safety is our number one concern and we need to account for you when you are here in case of emergency.

3. Stay on the Main Floor

We will stay on the main floor of the library media center. The stadium seating and upper floor are available only when an adult is supervising students there.

BMS Library Media Specialist

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Melanie Roy
she/her/hers
Contact:
Barrington Middle School
261 Middle Highway
Barrington, RI 02806
401-247-3160
Website Skype Contact: Melanie Roy

BMS Interlibrary Loan Policies

  • All items in circulation are available for interlibrary loan.

  • Library staff and patrons can submit interlibrary loan requests.

  • Interlibrary loan requests will be filled at the discretion of the school librarian.

  • Local patron hold requests take precedence over interlibrary loan requests for the same item.

  • Items that are specifically reserved for in-library or classroom use are temporarily excluded from interlibrary loan as needed.

  • An individual patron can request a maximum of six items at one time.

  • ILL requests will be filled (or declined) as quickly as possible.

  • There are no interlibrary loan fees or overdue fines.

  • Lost or significantly damaged items must be paid for at the cost of replacement. In certain circumstances, a replacement copy may be accepted.

  • Items borrowed through interlibrary loan have a 35 day loan period and can be renewed one time.