Library Policies, Rules and Helpful Websites (1)

Rainbow Middle School

Library Policy

     The library is available to all students and teachers for their use. All materials are selected according to criteria established in a county-wide selection policy. These materials are provided for the enrichment of all the library’s patrons.


Library Hours – 7:45 – 3:00


Check- Out Policy -  All material must be checked-out before it is removed from the library. Books are checked out for a two-week period and may be rechecked as often as necessary. Students may not take reference material  and magazines from the library.


Fines – Students will be charged $.05 a day ( excluding weekends and holidays) for all books that are overdue. Students will not be allowed to check out additional books until all overdue books are returned and fines are paid.


Lost or Damaged Books – Students are responsible for returning all books that are checked out from this library. If a book is lost or damaged, they will have to pay the cost to replace the book. If the book is returned, the student will be refunded, but the late fee will be charged.


Library Computer Rules – All students that turn in their Technology Use Policy Agreement are allowed to use the library computers. These computers are available for research, word processing, and other teacher required assignments. All students must get permission from the librarian or a staff member before using these computers.


Library Automation Program – We are proud to offer Follett Destiny which is one of the most comprehensive library automation programs available. Our students have access to our program from any computer with Internet access. Students may go to our catalog and search for books and also check the availability of the books in our library. Please check out this program at:, then click on Rainbow Middle Library Catalog for the link.

Useful Student Internet Sites: - Music to use in Power Point and Movie Maker Presentations Alabama Virtual Library How Stuff Works Copyright Information Copyright Information Clip Art Classroom Clip Art 3-D Text Banner  Citation Formats for Research Projects A Handy Guideline to Making a Bibliography How to Prepare An Annotated Bibliography Yahoo Kids Kid Site

Useful Teacher Web Sites STI PD (Professional Development Login) APTPLUS and United Streaming Copyright Information Copyright Information

Rainbow Middle Library Magazines – Students have access to the following magazines in the library. Students are not allowed to take these magazines out of the library.

  1. National Geographic for Kids
  2. Family Fun
  3. THE Journal
  4. Cosmo Girl
  5. Nascar Illustrated
  6. Seventeen
  7. Discovery Girl
  8. Horse Illustrated
  9. GL – Girl’s Life
  10.  J – 14
  11. American Girl
  12. ATV Magazine
  13. Car and Driver
  14. Instructor
  15. Alabama Heritage
  16. Edutopia
  17. Bass
  18. Outdoor Life
  19. American Cheerleader
  20. Zoobooks
  21. Nick Magazine

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