Checking out Textbooks

Textbooks are circulated through the school library. Students need a schedule with barcode or current year student ID card to check out textbooks.

Textbooks are expensive, so students should take care to protect them. Students who share their books, leave them behind in classrooms, the MP room, the bus, or otherwise lose control of any book, are charged for any damage incurred while it is checked out to him/her. The library staff discourage leaving books in classrooms, since students are responsible for all materials checked out in their name.

The 7 Day Rule

Students have seven school days from the day the textbook is distributed to report any damage found on or in a textbook . Students should carefully look through their textbooks for damages not noted by the library staff. If new damage is found, students should return to library so the librarian can make a note inside the book. Students who return within the 7 days to report the damage will not be charged for the previous damage. Students are not to note damages on their own. Students who do not report any damage within the 7 school day period may be held responsible for the damage when the book is returned at the end of the term.

Duplicate Books

Per Elk Grove Unified School District guidelines, a second set of textbooks may be issued if it is medically necessary. A signed and dated note on letterhead from a medical doctor, chiropractor or family nurse practitioner is required. An Acceptance of Responsibility form must be completed and signed by the student and the parent/guardian assuming financial responsibility.

Duplicate books will be issued beginning the second week of school to ensure that all enrolled students have their first set of books. Additional books may be picked up in the library. Because of the medial concern requiring the second set of textbooks, it is recommended that the student be accompanied by the parent/guardian.

The student will be responsible for both sets of books. Parents will be billed for lost or damaged textbooks.

Lost Books

Students will be charged the full replacement cost of any textbook they lose while it is checked out to them. In lieu of that, students may choose to purchase an identical book and replace the lost copy. This option is not possible for all titles. Talk to the library staff before you do this so we can give you the necessary information to make the process run smoothly.

Students may not check out a second copy of a lost textbook until a payment plan is established for the first copy. Talk to the library staff to do this.

Textbooks must be returned when the course the student is enrolled in ends, or when a student withdraws from school, so the book is available to be checked out to another student.

Payments for lost textbooks that are returned to the library will be refunded, provided it is a current adoption of the textbook. Damage charges may be applied before the refund is issued. No refunds will be made for copies that were purchased to replace a lost copy.

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