Circulation Procedures

  • Manasquan High School believes that both print and non-print resources are a vital part of the research process. Therefore, the Media Center maintains:

    These resources may be borrowed by both students and staff.

    Print resources are available for checkout during school hours and 30 minutes before and after school. Our online library catalog may be searched 24 hours a day/7 days a week from our Media Center’s homepage; click on the link to our MHS Library Catalog, "Destiny"

    Electronic resources are easily accessed by using the Virtual Library resources displayed on our Digital Research Resources Page. These are available to all students and teachers using an internet-connected device and their school network login & password. This access is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We recommend you access these electronic resources directly from the MHS Media Center’s webpage to streamline your IP recognition and access.

    Circulation guidelines are in place to provide equal access to these resources for all students:

    • Students may have up to 5 print books checked out at any time.
    • Students may have an additional 5 electronic resources within MackinVIA checked out at a time.
    • Students may not borrow additional materials until all overdue books or outstanding fines (over $5 due) are cleared from on their accounts.
    • Students are responsible for all items that have been checked out on their accounts.

    Loan Periods

    3 Weeks for print books (fiction or non-fiction)
    3 Weeks for MackinVIA electronic books or audiobooks
    Interlibrary Loans vary according to the lending library’s policy (typically 2 weeks)
    Overnight* for Reference books 
    *Overnight means that the item may be picked up after school ends at 2:30 p.m. and must be brought back before school begins at 7:38 a.m. the next school day.
    Book Return 
    Items returned before 1st period in the Media Center book return slot count as on-time returns. Take advantage of this! The book return is located in the circulation desk.
    All items (except reference items and interlibrary loans) may be renewed up to 3 times, as long as they have not been requested by someone else.


    $0.20 per day for print books*
    *NOTE: electronic books and audiobooks do not accrue any fines. They are returned automatically once the loans have expired.

    $1.00 per day for reference books
    $1.00 per day for interlibrary loans
    Lost & Damaged Items
    It is the borrower’s responsibility to pay for lost or damaged library resources. We’d really prefer to have a copy of the item on our shelves! Please speak to Mrs. Edwards about alternate methods to replace lost or damaged materials.
    Interlibrary Loans (ILL)
    The Manasquan High School Media Center participates in JerseyCat, an interlibrary loan (ILL) program through the NJ State Library. This program allows us to borrow supplemental materials from thousands of other libraries! Please speak to Mrs. Edwards if the resource you need is not available in our library catalog. She’ll help you track down a copy.
    The due date for interlibrary loan materials varies according to the lender but the normal length of time is 2 weeks. The overdue fine for an item borrowed via interlibrary loan is $1.00 per day.