Book Checkout

Students in grades 1 through 5 may check out up to two books at a time. Books can be renewed as long as there is no one on the waiting list to read the book. Kindergarten students can check out one book at a time, and books are kept in the classroom. 


Parents of students in K - 5 are allowed to check out up to five books at a time for a two-week period.

Book Checkout

Class Visits

Each class will visit the media center once every other week for 40 minutes. One week is for grades 1 and 2, and the other week is for grades 3, 4, and 5. During their visit, they may check out books, participate in digital literacy lessons, listen to read-alouds, conduct research for class projects, or learn how to use new technology and/or apps.

Lost/Damaged Books

Although there is no fee for an overdue book, books that are lost or damaged must be paid for on or before the last day of school. Any book overdue for more than 30 days will be assumed lost. Checks should be made payable to Morningside. Only exact cash payment is accepted as change cannot be given.


Refunds can be given if a book is found and returned on or before the last day of school. 

Individual Visits

Students are encouraged to visit the media center throughout the day and both before (7:30 - 8:00) and after school (2:30 - 3:00). Each classroom has five library passes. If Mr. Rawls is busy with a class, and a volunteer or assistant is not available to check out, second through fifth-grade students are encouraged to use the self-checkout. Kindergarten and first-grade students will need to return to their class and check back at another time.  


Staff Book & Equipment Checkout

Staff may check out as many books as they like for a period of 30 days. 

All equipment must be checked out daily and returned by close of business. 

The floating Chromebook cart is available for teachers to sign up as needed. 


Respect everyone and everything. 


Use a volume appropriate for the assigned activity.


Keep hands, feet, objects, and unkind words to yourself.


Allow others who are using the library to work and learn.


Return all materials and resources to their designated places before leaving. 


Atlanta Public Schools

Media Policy & Procedures 

Find our mission, selection policy, criteria for selection of materials, procedures for selection, board policy regarding supplementary materials selection and adoption, and procedures for reconsideration of instructional media here


Request for Reconsideration of Instructional Media Form

If you would like to request reconsideration of instructional media, please submit this form in writing to the school library media specialist (school librarian).