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Our LMC's (Library Media Center) Mission
Our goal is to ensure that learners enter high school as competent, critical, and ethical users and producers of ideas and information. It is our mission to prepare lifelong learners that can recognize their information needs, distinguish between relevant and credible information, solve problems and communicate through writing, publishing and speaking in a variety of formats.
Our overall goal is to translate the mission of the school library for our learning community in school, at home, and anywhere that they can access the World Wide Web. Our website allows our learning community to continue to learn well beyond the hours of the school day.

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

ISTE NETS*S for Students

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Coady with any questions or suggestions:

We are a Box Tops School! Please bring your Box Tops to the Library Media Center to help raise money for our school.

When is Our Library Media Center Open to Students?

Every morning we are open before school (from 7:15 am- 8:15 am) for all students- no pass is required.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons we are open (from 2:35- 3:13) for all students- no pass is required.
Students may visit the LMC during their lunch periods (with a pass from their Morning Transition teacher)during the following times:
Civics Academy- Period 5 on Wednesdays and FridaysArts Academy- Period 6 on Tuesdays and ThursdaysLaw Academy- Period 7 on Tuesdays and Thursdays

What Does the IS 302 Library Offer?
-32 Mac desktop computers, all of which have the ability to print (in black and white) with permission from Mrs. Coady
-All of the computers have Internet access (with a filter that blocks inappropriate content as per the NYCDOE's acceptable use guidelines)
-A variety of board games and magazines that can be used when students visit the library
-Art supplies that students may use when they visit the library
-Over 20,000 books, both fiction and non-fiction that are circulated to current students, staff and parents
-A full-time school media specialist that is available to help students, staff, and parents choose reading materials, access research materials, find information online, and use technology tools

IS 302 Library Code of Conduct
The IS 302 Library Code Of Conduct is intended to encourage behavior that supports our library’s mission to provide the best possible resources in a warm, welcoming environment. Behavior becomes unacceptable when it interferes with the rights of others, causes damage to equipment or compromises the safety of oneself or others. Those willing to modify unacceptable behavior are always welcome to stay. Those unable to comply, however, will be asked to leave. The following examples are behaviors that are unacceptable:

  • Abuse/vandalism of library materials, equipment or property
  • Eating and/or drinking
  • Inappropriate use of computers, such as: damaging or altering computer equipment or software; downloading or installing any program on the hard drive of any computer; displaying or printing obscene material; printing material without obtaining permission from the librarian
  • Unruly/offensive behavior such as yelling, fighting, using inappropriate language, or being disrespectful to peers or adults
  • Arguing over games/exhibiting unsportsmanlike behavior
  • Not cleaning up after yourself (we follow the general rule: “if you took it out, you put it away”)

*Please note that computer use within the library follows the technology guidelines of the New York City Department of Education. This means that everything you do is tracked- nothing that you do on the computer is considered to be private.

Circulation Policy
You may borrow one book at a time for a period of two weeks. Magazines, reference materials, and games may not be borrowed- they can only be used within the library. A book can be renewed for another two weeks if a student has not finished reading it. In this case, the student must bring the book to the library to adjust the due date.

Nearby Brooklyn Public Library Branches
Arlington Library203 Arlington Ave. at Warwick St.Brooklyn, NY 11207

Sunday ClosedMonday 10-6Tuesday 10-6Wednesday 1-8Thursday 10-6Friday 10-6Saturday 10-5

New Lots Library665 New Lots Ave. at Barbey St.Brooklyn, NY 11207

Same Hours as Arlington (see above)

Cypress Hills Library1197 Sutter Ave. at Crystal St.Brooklyn, NY 11208

Sunday ClosedMonday 10-6Tuesday 1-8Wednesday 10-6Thursday 10-6Friday 10-6Saturday Closed