Policies and Procedures


Chromebook policies and procedures for faculty.  Please review this document BEFORE reserving a chrome cart.  Teachers need to assign a chromebook to each student  using the chromebook assignment Google Sheet.   Once these items are completed, you may check out a chrome cart using the NCHS Chrome Cart Reservations Sheet.

Checkout & Library Usage Policy

Library materials are checked out for a period of two weeks. Books are stamped with the due date in the back at the time of check out. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of the due date and return or renew the material/s.  

When students enter the library, they will need to sign-in on the Google Form at the circulation desk.  When students leave the library, they need to sign-out.


Materials may be renewed if the student still needs them. Materials must be brought into the library media center in order to be renewed.

Overdue/Lost Books

Nelson County High Library Media Center does NOT charge fines for overdue books. However, students are expected to pay for lost books.

The Nelson County High Library Media Center staff attempts to work with the student to get overdue books back within a reasonable time. The staff may talk directly with the student and their English teacher, if applicable, call the student’s home and send letters. However, once a student pays for the lost book, a refund will not be given after one week for books that are later found.


Students with books two weeks overdue will receive a detention. One month past the due date, the student must either produce or pay for the book. Failure to do so will result in detention until the matter is settled.


Students who have lost a book will be restricted to one book per checkout for the remainder of the school year.

Security System Violations

Any student triggering the security alarm system by exiting with a book that has not been checked out will receive a detention. Repeat offenders will be subject to loss of library privileges, detention and suspension.

Procedure for Selection Library Media Center Materials

The media specialist/s will evaluate the school’s existing materials collection and curriculum needs and will consult reputable, professionally prepared aids and other appropriate sources in selecting materials for the media center.

The media specialist/s will solicit recommendations for purchase from faculty and students.

Gift materials shall be accepted or rejected on the basis of the criteria for selection. The media specialist/s will reject, return, or discard gifts that are unsuitable for school use.

The media specialist should supervise the removal of materials no longer appropriate and the replacement of lost and worn material which are still of educational value.

Nelson County School Board Media and Instructional Material Policies

Library Media Center Policy

Review of Instructional Materials

Reconsideration of Instructional/Media Materials

Request for Reconsideration of Instructional/Media Materials

Review of Challenged Instructional Materials

Reconsideration Decision of Challenged Instructional/Media Materials

Guideline Documents

The following documents will be used as guidelines in selecting and reevaluating instructional materials at Nelson County High School:

Vision, Mission, and Goals of NCHS Library Media Center

ALA’s Library Bill of Rights

Freedom to Read Statement

Free Access to Libraries by Minors

NCHS Acceptable Use Policy