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 over 4,000 print resources and 170 million electronic resources that may be borrowed by both students and teachers.

    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,, via a link to our Library Catalog,

    Electronic resources are easily accessed by using the Virtual Library search box on the Media Center’s homepage [], powered by the EBSCO Discovery Service. This is available to all students and teachers using their internet-connected school-issued tablets and their school network login & password. This access is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Electronic resources may also be accessed via other personal, internet-connected electronic devices using the MHS Media Center’s webpage and students’ or teachers’ manually entered network login/password combinations.

    In order to have equal access to these resources, the following circulation guidelines have been established:

    • Students may borrow up to 5 books at a time.
    • Students may borrow an additional 3 electronic books (ebooks) at a time.
    • Students may not borrow additional materials if they have an overdue book or a fine of over $3 on their account.
    • Students are responsible for all items that have been checked out on their accounts.

    Loan Periods

    2 Weeks for Nonfiction (Informational texts) 
    2 Weeks for EBSCO Database electronic books
    3 Weeks for Fiction
    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 block 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 as long as they have not been requested by someone else.


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

    $1.00 per hour 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.