You may request books from the Western Hills Library. If you are in school, your books will be delivered to your classroom as soon as possible.
If you are a distance learning student, curbside pickup will be offered Monday through Friday from 11:30-11:50. You MUST email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let me know that you are coming, so that I can be outside, under the portico.
To see which books are available, search the Library Catalog by visiting www.ricat.net, go to Western Hills, and click the Catalog tab. To request a library book, please fill out this form:
* You must sign into your CPS google account to access the form above.
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Library hours are Monday-Friday from 7:50-2:40.
Students may visit the library with their classes or with a pass from their teacher. When arriving to the library with passes, students must sign in at the counter. When leaving the library, students should sign out and have their passes signed by Mrs. Flynn.
Students may use the library to:
1. Check out a book. Books may be borrowed for 3 weeks. The due date is stamped in the back of the book. Students who return books late will be charged overdue fines. If a book is lost or damaged, see Mrs. Flynn about replacement costs.
2. Borrow books through inter-library loan. See the Interlibrary Loan Policy below for more information.
3. Use a computer to complete school assignments.
When visiting the library, students must act appropriately and remain on task, so as not to disturb others who are trying to work.
Our school library is a member of RILINK (Rhode Island Library Information Network for Kids). This membership entitles our students to borrow books from many school libraries throughout the state.
Books borrowed through ILL are delivered to our school free of charge.
Most libraries will allow our students to borrow the ILL book for three weeks.
Students may request one item at a time through ILL. Upon its return, another ILL item may be requested.
If materials are lost or damaged, students may be charged a fee for replacement cost of the materials.
See Mrs. Flynn for any assistance.
As a member of the RILINK consortium, we follow the consortium-level Interlibrary Loan Policy that is posted on the RILINK website here: http://guides.rilink.org/ILL/RILINKpolicy
The Cranston Public Library is now Fine Free for children's and teens materials! No fines will be charged for late or overdue childrens and teen materials from Cranston Libraries. If materials belonging to other libraries in the state are late, there may be fines, but please talk with a librarian! They will work with you to see what they can do!
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