ABOUT the Learning Commons

When is the Learning Commons open?

  • School day:  7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • After school:  make arrangements with Mrs. Riley
  • Virtual (online access 24/7):  use student ID & password to log in

How long can I check out a book?

  • Regular check out is 2 weeks.
  • Can't finish in 2 weeks? Stop by and renew your book. No problem!
  • NOTE:  eBook titles are AUTOMATICALLY returned after 2 weeks and are not renewable.
How many books can I check out?
  • Generally, the limit is two books at a time.
  • Love to read and need more? Just ask.
Are there fines?
  • There is a small charge of five cents per day for overdue books.  This does not include weekends and holidays and includes a grace period.
  • There may be a charge to repair damaged books.
  • Students are expected to pay for lost books.
  • Students can pay directly in the learning commons or parents may pay through the Web Store online  through revtrak under student fees.
When can I visit the Learning Commons?
  • Before & after school.
  • During class (with a pass from your teacher).
  • 24/7 (virtually with student log in)
  • With your ELA class
Can I use my ipod, e-reader or phone in the Learning Commons?
  • Phones are not permitted to be out during the school day unless teacher directed.
  • If you are reading a book on your phone, there may be a designated space for that in the Learning Commons.
How can I check out a book or when my books are due?
  • Click on "Find a Book" link (on the left)
  • Log in to Destiny 
  • User name:  school issued 1st initial last name last 3 digits of school ID#
  • Password:  regular school password Fhsd###### (student ID #)
  • Go to check outs to see what is checked out and when it is due.

How are books/magazines selected for the Learning Commons?

Young adults are a diverse group whose interests, maturity level, needs and abilities varies greatly.  FHSD schools collections are created to meet the needs of a wide variety of readers at various maturity levels. Therefore, all Hollenbeck books designated as appropriate for Young Adult readers due to more mature content will have a yellow YA sticker next to the barcode. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Assoc.(ALA) defines a 'young adult' as someone between the ages of twelve and eighteen. Magazine subscriptions are currently not being renewed. We will keep recent ones out for the remainder of the year.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Riley, LMS at kim.riley@fhsdschools.org


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