Media Center Policies

Media Center Policies


Policies and Procedures

The Waterbridge Elementary School Library Media operates under a flexible schedule with open checkout. Students may come to the library media center any time during school hours, with permission from the classroom teacher, to check out books. Orange public schools adopted the flexible schedule program to better meet the needs of teachers and students. Flexible scheduling allows for collaboration between the media specialist and teachers to create lessons that provide students with learning experiences relevant to the curriculum.


*Students may only check out books if the parent/guardian has signed a Library Media Center Responsibility Form.

Kindergarten may check out 1 book at a time. First and second graders may check out 2 books at a time. Third, fourth and fifth graders may check out 3 books at a time.

Parents are welcome to use the media center after signing in at the front office. They may check out up to 5 books. Books are due 2 weeks from the time of checkout.


All books may be renewed 1 time provided that no one else has requested the item.

End of the Year

All books must be returned two weeks prior to the end of school year for inventory procedures to be completed.


There is no overdue fine but new books cannot be checked out until books are returned, repaired, or replaced. Students, teachers and parents are required to pay a replacement cost for all damaged or lost books.

Damaged and Lost Book Prices:

Torn Barcode/Call Number $1.00
Pages With Writing $1.00 Per Page
Torn Pages $1.00 Per Page
Ripped Cover Replacement Cost At Current Price
Water Logged Replacement Cost At Current Price
Lost Replacement Cost At Current Price

The Orange County Public Library is an excellent resource for students to find additional books. We encourage all Waterbridge Students to have a current OCLS Card. Click here for great online