The MUHS Learning Center consists of the Library and Technology Center Lab and serves all students in grades 9 through 12. The Learning Center exists to support the mission, vision and core values of MUHS as well as the Learning Expectations for 21st Century Skills. The library’s resources include an up-to-date book collection, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, and an electronic collection of research databases. Library staff are available to help students: do research for academic assignments and personal interest; find and cite digital or print resources; and find material for leisure reading.
MUHS Learning Center Expectations
Students are expected to:
- Be respectful
- Be productive
- Allow others to be productive
- Be responsible
- Finish all food and drinks before entering the Learning Center (plain water in closed containers is allowed)
- Sign in and out at the Circulation Desk
Student Use of the Learning Center
The Learning Center is a safe space conducive to learning. Juniors and Seniors may use the Learning Center during free block periods to study, do research, or complete projects. Freshmen and Sophomores may use the Learning Center during Guided Study by asking an academic teacher for a pass to be presented to their Guided Study teacher. All students are expected to sign in and out at the Circulation Desk.
The Learning Center is intended as a quiet study area to be used by students for educational purposes and quiet activity. Students are expected to maintain an academic atmosphere that permits others to read, learn, or work. Students who repeatedly demonstrate a focus other than reading or academic work will be asked to spend their free time elsewhere.
Computers are available to use in the Learning Center for educational purposes only. Students may use these computers only if classes are not scheduled. Students must follow the ACSU Acceptable Use Policy at all times. Students not using the computers appropriately will be asked to log off. Repeated inappropriate use of technology will result in disciplinary measures.
Students may borrow up to 5 books for a term of 2 weeks. A classroom teacher may request to have the number of items or length of checkout extended for school purposes. Students may renew the items continuously if the items are not on hold for another patron. A students must be in good standing (have no overdue items or fines on his/her library account) to check out books.
Students must have permission from a classroom teacher or the school librarian to borrow equipment from the Learning Center. Failure to return equipment on time will result in the loss of equipment borrowing privileges for the duration of the school year. A student must be in good standing (have no overdue items or fines on his/her library account) to check out equipment.
Fines will be assessed based on the amount of damage to the item as well as the amount of time and cost of the materials for repair. Students will be charged the full amount of the purchase price for any material damaged beyond repair.
Students will be charged the full amount of the purchase price for any material lost from the library’s collection.
Students must return overdue items before checking out new materials. Overdue notices are sent out every week to students through students’ Teacher Advisors (TA).
Students with books overdue for more than one month will be considered lost. Students will be charged the full amount of the purchase price for the materials. Fines will be removed from the student’s account if the items are returned in acceptable condition. Should the books return damaged, the student will be charged according to the damaged books statement listed above.
Senior Obligations to the Library
Seniors are expected to return all library materials and pay all library fines before graduation.
Payment of fines/fees must be made to the MUHS Learning Center before the end of the school year. Checks should be made payable to "MUHS Library."