When is Messing Library open?
It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on regular school days and 9:00 am-3:30 pm on Late Start days.
When can I come to the library?
You may come before or after school or during recess/MAC time. Fifth and sixth graders are not able to be in the library on days D and 9 days because of conflicting schedules. Students should use the library productively for school work or reading for pleasure.
How large is the Messing Library collection?
There are over 11,000 items in the collection which may be accessed through the Library's OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog).
How many library materials may I check out at any one time?
There is no limit on the amount of library materials that may be borrowed, however, if you have overdue materials on your account please renew or return those outstanding materials as soon as possible.
How long may library materials be borrowed?
Library materials may be borrowed for three weeks and renewed as long as no one else is waiting for the item. Equipment may be borrowed for one week. Headphones and chargers may be borrowed for one class period.
May I borrow books that are on the Reserve shelves?
Reserved books may be borrowed for overnight use only. They may be checked out after school and must be returned before classes start the next school day.
What if I need a book that isn't in Messing Library?
Check to see if the Upper School or Lower School Libraries have the item. The fastest way to get a book from another campus library is to actually go to the Upper School or Lower School libraries and check out the book. Otherwise, you can email Mrs. Lee at the Lower School Library or Mrs. Voss or Ms. Williamson at the Upper School Libraries. If the item is available, they will send it to the Messing Library where you can pick it up. Watch your email for notification that your book is ready! Any book borrowed from any MICDS library can be returned to Messing library.
May I come to the library during recess?
Yes, you may.
If I bring a book/AV equipment back late, is there a fine?
MICDS Libraries do not charge late fees.
I lost a library item! What do I do?
You are responsible for any items checked out in your name, and the library will need to be reimbursed for lost items. Please bring a check to the library made out to MICDS for lost materials.
What will happen if I don't return or reimburse the library for lost materials?
If at the end of the school year, you still have outstanding materials on your account, your family will be billed for those lost items.
I paid for a lost library book, but now I found it. Will you reimburse me?
Yes, as long as it is in the same school year.
I need to do a project. Do you have supplies at the library?
Yes. We have assorted colored papers and markers, scissors, tape, staplers, rulers, a three-hole punch, glue sticks and paper clips for you to use. Please return them to their proper places when you are finished.