Mission of the Marshall School Library Media Center
To ensure that all students and faculty at Marshall School become effective, self-reliant, life-long users of information, ideas and technology within an environment where diversity, responsibility and teamwork are valued.
Students at Marshall School all have access to approximately 9,500 books in print, 15 print periodicals/magazines/newspapers, electronic databases and encyclopedias through the Electronic Library of Minnesota, reference resources via Gale Virtual Refrence, and a digital research and citation organizer by NoodleTools. Students may access the Lewis Library Resources by logging into Student Portal and finding "Lewis Library Resources - Library Resources" in the 'Resources' section (middle column) or by visitng the Library.
The Lewis Library is guaranteed to be open from 7:30am-4:30pm on school days. However, Ms. Houle (Librarian), Ms. Tri (Library Aide), Ms. Burns (AmeriCorps/Exteneded Day Program), or Ms. Murphy (AmeriCorps/Extended Day Program) may choose to open the Library as early as 7:00am or keep it open as late as 5:30pm on many days. The Library is not typically open to students on days that school is not in session.
Grades 4-6: Students in grades 4-6 may have up to 3 books checked out at a time.
Grades 7-8: Students in grades 7-8 may have up to 5 books checked out at a time.
Grades 9-12: Students in grades 9-12 may have up to 10 books checked out at a time.
All books are checked out for 3 weeks (magazines may only be checked out by request). Items can be renewed. Please see Ms. Houle or Mrs. Tri in the Library if you wish to renew a book.
Overdue Books and Materials
Library borrowing privileges will be suspended for students with overdue books. Students who have overdue books will receive notices at school. At any time, students may come to the Library to request a renewal. After the student has received 3 notices at school, an overdue notice is sent home to parents. If the item is not returned, it will be considered lost and the student/family will be asked to pay for the replacement of the item. Notcies are distributed to students and families every two weeks. There are no fines for late books, but lost items will need to be paid for.
The Library provides 22 computers for students to use (6 iMacs, 6 Windows PCs, and 10 Mac Minis) as well as workspace designed for student laptop use. Students are bound by the "Responsible Use Policy" as stated in the Family Handbook.
The Library is a community space that is visited daily by a large portion of the students at Marshall from the 4th grade through the senior class. As such, appropriate behavior is expected and encouraged. Please be aware that at this time food and drink is not allowed in the Library - lunches and snacks should be enjoyed before entering. The Fred and Mary Lewis Library at Marshall School enforces all school guidelines as presented in the Family Handbook.
Questions? Contact us!
If you have any questions about Library resources or policies, please contact Amanda Houle (Librarian) at 218-727-7266 ext. 140 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.