FMS Library Policy

FMS Library Hours:

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday - Thursday

8:30 AM – 2:05 PM Friday

  • The library is available for all students before school, during lunch, and after school. We have 6 computers, 36 chromebooks, and a printer available for student use. The library provides students with common core supported materials, online databases, and books for pleasure reading.  

    • Students can check out 5 books for 2 weeks at a time. Books can be renewed once.  
    • Students assume responsibility the moment library materials are checked out to them.
    • If a borrowed item is lost or damaged beyond reasonable use, students will be asked to pay for the cost of a replacement copy.

    Overdue notices will go out every Friday afternoon. Students with books overdue by less than four weeks will receive reminders in Advisory period the following week, and students with books overdue by more than four weeks will receive emails home until the materials are returned. Lost book fines can be paid with cash or check brought to the student account's clerk, Stefanie Walker in office 107.5 

  • One set of textbooks will be given to each student at the beginning of the school year for at home use. When available, students will have copies of each textbook to use in class, so textbooks can remain at home for the duration of the school year.

    After all students have been issued a first set of textbooks, a second set of textbooks can be provided to students with two households by bringing in a signed note from a parent or guardian.

    • Textbooks become the student’s responsibility the moment the book is checked out to them.
    • Textbooks must be returned to the library at the end of the school year. Books that are returned to teacher of to the front office may not be marked as returned. Students are responsible for all materials belonging to FMS until they are returned to the library.    
    • If a textbook is lost or damaged beyond reasonable use, students will be asked to pay for the cost of a replacement.  
    • Students are encouraged to write their name in the cover of each textbook immediately following checkout. Writing anywhere else in the book is considered graffiti and will result in a fine up to the cost of replacement.

  • Please contact Ms. Hanna at with any further questions. 

    If library and textbook fines are not paid by the end of the school year, the district, in compliance with Education Code expulsion procedures, may withhold the student's grades, diploma, and transcripts. California Education Code (cf. 5144.1)