Northwood Public Library

204 North Doheny Street
Northwood, ND 58267

701-587-5221

Policies

All books are available to all patrons, but the parents of patrons who are in sixth grade or under are asked to specify, in writing, which books they prefer the child to read. If the parents do not give to the librarian their specifications they are giving implied permission for the librarian to monitor the books the child wishes to check out and to not allow certain books to be checked out.

For students checking out during the school day the following check out policies are in affect:

Kindergarten students may check out one book at a time. They may keep their books for one week. After the Christmas vacation Kindergarten students are allowed to check out two books at a time.

Students in grades 1-6 may check out up to two books at a time. They may keep their books for one week. If a student has an assignment from their classroom teacher which requires additional books he/she will be permitted to check out what is needed.

Students in grades 7-12 may have up to two books checked out at a time. They are allowed to keep their books for two weeks.

City patrons may check out up to ten books at a time. Their loan period is two weeks. Children under the age of 16 must have a parent accompany them when they apply for a city library card.

Patrons having both a city library card and a school library card: The school card will be used on any books checked out during the school day (8:15 through 4:00) and the city card will be used during the Saturday morning hours. No school library cards may be used during the Wednesday evening and Saturday morning hours.

Magazines and newspapers are purchased by the Northwood Public School and do not circulate. Photocopies will be made for 25¢ per page. Students needing copies for a school assignment are exempt from paying for copies.

The Northwood Public School has placed four computers in the library. Two are connected to the card catalog and to the Internet. During the school day student use takes precedence, but during the Saturday morning hours people who are not a part of the school environment are invited to use the computers and are given precedence.

The library has many audiovisual items which it is willing to share with responsible patrons. Contact the school office for more information.

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