Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Borrowing from St. Philip’s Academy Library


How many books may I borrow? How long may I keep them?

Kindergarten: 1 book, 1 week. (These books are kept in the classroom and returned the following week.)

Grade 1: 1 book, 1 week

Grades 2-3: 2 books, 1 week (may be renewed)

Grade 4-8: 3 books, 2 weeks (may be renewed)

Grades 2 through 8 may also check out 2 magazines for one week.

When may I borrow books?

During your weekly library class, before school, after school, or any free time during the school day with your teacher’s permission and a hallway pass

What if somebody else has borrowed the book I want?

Just ask us a librarian to put it on hold for you. We’ll let you know when it comes in.

What if my book is due but I haven’t finished it yet?

You’re welcome to renew it if no one else is on the waiting list.

What if I have lost a library book?

Search again. Usually lost library books are found. You won’t be able to take out another book until that one is returned though and if it is really lost, you’ll have to pay for a replacement.

What if my book was damaged?

If the book has been ruined, you’ll have to pay for a replacement.

May students borrow DVDs and videos?

Middle School students with written permission from a teacher can borrow videos for school projects.

May I suggest a title to add to the library collection?

Please do! Suggestions and recommendations from students, faculty and parents are very welcome.