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About the Library

Mission Statement

The mission of the Edna Marinella Library is to support the development of students becoming contributing members of a diverse society by collaborating with teachers to implement the rigorous curriculum, by teaching information and digital literacy, and by promoting the cultural interests of students in a welcoming environment.

Edna Marinella Library
On June 20, 1995, the library was dedicated to Edna Marinella in recognition of her remarkable service as a library media teacher from 1962 to 1994.

The Edna Marinella Library features a growing collection of fiction, nonfiction and graphic novel titles. Please adhere to the library policy to keep books accessible to everyone in the Narbonne learning community.

Library Policy
Checking Out Books
  • The maximum number of books that you may have checked out at one time is three.
  • Books are due in two weeks.
  • ID cards are used to check out books. You will need to provide additional information to verify your identity if you do not have a library card.
  • Never check out a book for someone else.
  • If you have overdue books, you will not be able to check out additional books until the overdue books are returned. 
  • Return your books to the circulation counter to ensure proper check-in.
Late Fines/Damages
  • Late fines are not charged. However, a book that is checked out for 30 school days will convert into a lost book fine if the book isn't renewed or returned.
  • Lost books will be charged the cost of the book.
  • Examine your book for damage before checking it out. Point out any problems to the teacher librarian.
  • Books that are returned torn, written in, or with water damage will be charged a $5.00 fine. You will not be able to check out additional books until the fine is paid. 
  •  Use a bookmark; do not fold pages to mark your place.
Library Behavior and Etiquette
  • Present your library pass and complete the student sign-in log upon entering the library during instructional time. Remember to get your pass signed by the teacher librarian before returning to class.
  • Please be respectful to other students who are reading and working on assignments by not being loud and disruptive.
  • Be mindful that the library is a shared space. Remember to clean up behind yourself.
  • Photography or video recording is not allowed in the library unless it is for a school-related project.
Arrangement of Books
  • Every book has a label on its spine indicating the call number. The call number tells you where a book is located in the library. 
book shelf
  • Fiction books are shelved alphabetically by the author's last name. A fiction always has  FIC at the beginning of the call number with the first three letters of the author's last name underneath.
  • non-fiction book is shelved by its subject based on the Dewey Decimal Classification system. These numbers form the first line of the call number. Underneath are the first three letters of the author's last name.
  • Reference books have a REF at the top of the call number and are interfiled with the non-fiction collection. 


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