Library

Welcome to the Lanier Middle School Library!

At Lanier MS, the Library is an integral part of the curriculum and the school. Students have access to a wide variety of print and non-print resources. Lanier's extensive fiction collection contains the latest titles by popular young adult authors, classic literature, audiobooks and eBooks. Our up-to-date non-fiction and reference sections provide materials for browsing and research projects.

LANIER LIBRARY CATALOG

ONLINE DATABASES AND EBOOKS

Want to learn how to access the catalog to find books and other great resources?

Hours

*Note that hours are subject to change based on scheduled instruction/ lessons, meetings, or testing.

Monday- Friday 7:10am- 2:30pm. 

After school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, the library space is used by the after-school Homework Club. Students may come to the library from 2:30-3:30 to quietly complete homework or work on other assignments. 

When can I visit the library?

  • Scheduled class visits

  • Before school 

  • After school

  • During lunch* (no food in the library)

*Lunch: Students must go to the cafe’ first to get a pass from a teacher or administrator to visit the library during lunch. 

Book Checkout & Return 

The library does not interfere with students’ book choices.  We do not question or censor a student’s book selection, regardless of interest, reading ability, or content.  Parents may enforce checkout limits and requirements with their own students. 

How many books can I check out?

We do not have a checkout limit.  Students may checkout as many books that they can handle and  be responsible for. 

How long can I keep the books that I checked out?  

Students have 3 weeks to read and enjoy their books.  If a book is not on hold, you may renew the book for another 3 weeks. 

Where do I return books? 

Please place books in the “Book Return” slot in the library desk.  Additionally, you can return books to the book boxes located around the school. 

What happens if a book is late or lost?

We ask that you return your book on time, so other students may use them.

We do not charge fines for overdue books; however, if a book is lost or returned damaged, students must pay to replace it.    

How do I find books that I might like to read?

  • Browse our bookshelves

  • Check out the FCPS “What to Read Next” site

  • Ask your librarians! We are happy to help! 

How can I suggest a book to add to the library?

Student recommendations are always welcome! Please complete the book suggestion form. 

 

Computers & Printing

Computers are available in the library to allow students to search the Internet for school-appropriate and related purposes. Online resources include the online catalog, databases, eBooks and online encyclopedias. Passwords for databases are not necessary at school; however, students may access databases at home with passwords. Passwords and login information for these databases can be found on the Library Google Classroom page

During library hours, black and white printing is available for student use. We do not have a color printer. If you encounter any trouble while attempting to use the printer, please inform one of the librarians immediately.  

 

Sophia Wells-Williams - Head Librarian

Nancy Bronez - Librarian

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