490 David Terrace, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908.851.6570
Fax: 908.687.5741

Library Policies

Library Hours

Hours: 7:30a.m. - 3:20p.m.

Before school: Students may come to the library from the auditorium or the cafeteria with a pass
  • Students who come to the library before school are expected to remain in the library until they are dismissed to their lockers at about 7:55.
  • Students must leave the library by 8:00 a.m.; no passes will be provided for lateness to class/homeroom.
During the school day: Students may come from class with a pass from their teacher

Lunch: Students may not come to the library during their lunch period (except for scheduled Battle of the Books practices)

After school: Students may come to the library after they have been to their lockers.
  • Students who come to the library after school are expected to remain in the library until they are ready to leave the building.
  • Students who arrive at the library after 2:50 will be asked for a pass (from the teacher they left immediately prior to coming to the library).
  • Late bus passes will be signed between 3:10 and 3:20 for students who have been in the library.
  • The library may need to close some afternoons when there are meetings. Listen for announcements of library closings.

Expected Behavior

The library is a shared space. Students, teachers, and other members of the school community all work in the library and use the resources we provide. Please keep this in mind as the reason for the library's policies. Please treat all others in the library with respect and consideration for their needs as well as your own.

Please:
Do not bring food, drinks, or gum into the library.
Work quietly.
Handle books, magazines, and equipment carefully.
Follow all school rules.
Ask before you act.

When you come with a class for research or other lessons, these additional rules apply:
Listen attentively.
Raise your hand before answering a question.
Ask questions when you don't understand.

Students may come to the library to work on assignments independently or in quiet groups, to get research help or reading advice from Ms. Lewis, to borrow and return books, to read, or to participate in library programs and activities. Any student who does not demonstrate appropriate library behavior after a warning may be asked to leave.

Privileges and Responsibilities

Borrowing:
No library materials should leave the library without being signed out!

What you can borrow
  • Books other than reference books
  • Magazines
  • Books from other libraries in the school district and around the state
 
How much you can borrow
  • Up to three (3) items at one time

How long you can keep borrowed materials
  • Magazines - One (1) week (two renewals allowed*)
  • Books - Two (2) weeks (two renewals allowed*)
*Renewals are allowed if no one else is waiting for the item. You must bring books or magazines to the library to renew them.


How to sign out a book
  • Use your Kawameeh library card (only 8th grade students have library cards)
  • Use your student ID
  • Know your ID number

Restrictions
  • Fines will be charged for damaged or lost books (book price) or overdue books (5 cents/school day)
  • You will not be permitted to sign out any items if you have anything overdue or unpaid fines
  • You may not sign out materials for other students
Use of Technology:
You may use library computers and printers if your parent/guardian has signed the Union Township School District Acceptable Use form. Please be aware that the library does not have a color printer.
  • Use of computers is for appropriate school-related work, not for games
  • Printing is by permission - ask before you print
  • Assignments that must be handed in to your teachers may be printed for free
  • Printing for personal purposes and printing of lengthy articles and web sites will cost 10 cents per page