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How to use the Conrad Library

How to use the Conrad Library

Author: Angela Blair

Students will learn the policies of the Conrad High School library and learn how to use the resources and check out books.


  • No food, drinks, candy & gum.
  • This is a “no cell phone zone.”
  • Sign in; leave your pass at the desk.
  • Computers are for school projects only.
  • Keep your library neat and clean.
  • Be respectful to others.
  • No food or drinks in the library.
  • Be courteous and considerate of others:
          Speak in a quiet voice.
          Act safely.
  • Take care of (or respect) shared materials and shared space:
          Return materials on time.
          Return and push in chairs.
          Keep feet off of furniture.
  • Conserve paper and place used paper in recycling bins.
  • When on the computers, observe the DISD Acceptable Use Agreement.
  • Respect the rights of others to work effectively.
  • No eating or drinking
  • Appropriate language only!
  • Show care when using all library resources.
  • Unless you are visiting with a class, you must have a pass to visit the library.
  • A pass may be obtained from your classroom teacher.
  • Please report to the circulation desk when you enter the library.
  • Do not leave the library before the bell rings unless you have a pass specifying you are to return to class.
  • Log off computers when you leave.
  • Clean up after you leave – throw your trash away and push your chairs in.
  • Ask for assistance if you need it; we are here to serve you.
  • Conduct your activities quietly 
  • Eat or drink before you come to the library
  • Use library equipment for designated purposes only
  • Use the printer to print school related documents only.
  • Never print directly from the internet. Instead highlight what you need, choose copy, open Word and choose paste.


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Library Orientation Quizlet

Name: ___________________________  Date: _________________




1. How many books can you check out at a time? __________________

2. How long can you keep the books? _________    ___________________

3. Japanese comics are called: _______________

4. ______________________ books are “real” or “true” and are arranged by Dewey Decimal # so that books with the same subject are together.

5. Computers can be used for school projects.   T    or    F

6. You will need your _______   ___________________ in order to check out books.

7. Fiction books are arranged alphabetically by the first three __________________ of the author’s last name.

8. The library is open before school at _____________ a.m.

9. Dictionaries can be checked out by students.    T   or    F

10. You can find college, career, or test prep books in the ________________________________________ section.

11. Name all the people who work in the library: _____________________________,  _______________________________,  _______________________________

12. You must have a _________________ if you want to come to the library and you are not with a class.

13. The ____________________________ desk is where books are checked out and returned.

14. ________________________________ are books about people. What is the call# for these books? _________________

15. Look up books in the online __________________________.


  • What does the yellow and red label on the spine of the book mean?
  • What does the heart on the spine of a book mean?



Source: Created by Angela W. Blair

Conrad HS Library Orientation Video

Gives students a brief overview of how to use the Conrad High School Library and tells students what the library offers them.

Source: Created and narrated by Angela W. Blair, Ph.D., Librarian; created using PowerPoint and PhotoStory3.