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Jamestown Schools Libraries: Melrose and Lawn: About the Library

Welcome to the Jamestown School Libraries!

Melrose and Lawn Library Information

The library is a place to read, research, study, and create. Students visit the library during assigned classes and may work independently or complete small group projects quietly under library supervision.  Library expectations apply before, during and after school.

Jamestown School Libraries support the mission and curriculum of the Jamestown School District and builds the foundation needed to transform students into lifelong learners, independent readers and respectful, responsible, ethical global citizens with the ability to make positive contributions to the world around them.  This mission is accomplished by:

  • Providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats.
  • Providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, accessing and using information and ideas.
  • Working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.

Borrowing Library Materials

Service Policy

Jamestown School Libraries are open to all Jamestown students, staff and faculty. Jamestown students and school district staff can check out all items that are part of our regular circulation.

Borrowing Library Items

The loan period is 2 weeks. Limit: 3 items per student.  There are no overdue fines.


You may come to the library to renew a library book if you need additional time, or renew online by logging in to your personal library account.  Please bring your items to the library when renewing.  


You may not borrow if...

You have 3 books out. 

Lost Books and Magazines

Students must pay the cost of replacing lost or damaged materials before borrowing additional items.


Overdue notices are emailed home to families or directly to the student, when age-appropriate.  Students can also check their personal library account for due dates, overdue or hold status or library fines.  Notices will be sent out bi-weekly. 

Inter-library Loan

As a member of the RILINK consortium, the Jamestown School Libraries follow the consortium-level Inter-library loan policy that is posted on the RILINK Website.  Inter-library loan requests can be placed by Jamestown school patrons independently when they are logged in or by library staff.

Library Hours

Melrose Library

  • Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lawn Library

  • Monday: 8:30 am - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am - 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am - 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 am - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 3:00 p.m.
  • *Morning schedule is dependent on Miss Judy's schedule.
  • If you would like to check out a book and Miss C or Miss Judy are not there please write your name, and the title of the book on the clip board on the circulation desk. Thank you!

Help Your Library!

Miss Cunningham is ALWAYS looking for volunteers to return books to the shelves, assist students with book check-out, and complete special library projects.  Contact Kate Cunningham at to set up a time to chat about your availability and your interests. 

Class Sets for Teachers

It is often possible to get class sets of books through Inter-library loan.  If you would like to get a class set of books, please check with Miss Cunningham to see if there are enough copies of the title available throughout the RICAT Inter-library loan system.  If enough copies are available, please give me a copy of your class list, and I will request a book for every student.  Please plan in advance, as it usually takes three-four weeks for all of the books to arrive.

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