Policies and Procedures
Open Access Schedules
La Union Elementary Library operates on an open access schedule. Students may come to the library at any time -- individually, in small groups, or with their entire class -- to check out and return materials, to read for pleasure or information, or research topics for reports, using a variety of resources.
5th grade students can check out 2 books at a time for a two week period. 1st - 4th grade students check out one book for a one week period. 1st and 2nd grade library books remain in the classroom unless students have written permission from parents to bring library books home.
Reference materials are available for library use only. Audiovisual materials and equipment are checked out to faculty members only.
Library patrons will be expected to reimburse the library for the current purchase price of lost items and/or pay a reasonable amount for the damaged item. If an item is returned within the school year the reimbursement price will be refunded. Funds received from lost titles are used to purchase new titles or replace those titles that are still relevant to the collection.
Technology is a valuable resource provided for all students. Use of technology is a privilege.Computers in the Library Media Center are for research and completing school assignments. La Union Elementary Library adheres to the Rio Grande City School District Acceptable Use Policy.
Intellectual freedom is essential to the school library media program. Mrs. Chapa