Book Room Policies and Guidelines

  • The textbooks that are issued to you are the property of Community Unit School District #303 and/or the State of Illinois. You rent these books and you are responsible for the proper care of them.
  • Your textbooks are not considered returned until they have been checked in at the Book Room or LRC.
  • Write your name in your books. It is also a good idea to write the book “barcode” numbers down and keep a record of them. You must return the book with the barcode number that was issued to you. Returning a book with the same title but not the same barcode number does NOT clear you obligations.
  • Books will not be issued to students who have outstanding obligations. All overdue books must be returned or paid for and all fines must be paid before new books will be issued.
  • It is your responsibility to inspect the books you are issued for damage, especially water damage, before leaving the Bookroom Area. If you find any damage done to textbooks by previous book users, you must report it at the time you receive your books or within 4 weeks of being issued the book. After that time, any damage to a book is solely your responsibility.
  • Please do not write in or mark up your books in any way (except placing your name where indicated in the front of the book), since you will be charged for such damage.
  • All Semester Textbooks must be returned to the Book Room by the last day of the semester, so they can be checked out to next semester’s students.
  • All Year Course Textbooks must be returned to the Book Room by the last day of the school year. Seniors must return their books earlier to be eligible for graduation.
  • Novels checked out to students are due on the date stamped in the back of the book – these are often needed by other students during the semester. 

Book Room Fines

Barcode Damage: $5.00/book

Cover/Binding Damage: $10.00/book

Water or Food Damage: Full Replacement Cost

Lost Textbook: Full Replacement Cost

Book Room Staff

EH Elizabeth Horlock

Technology Education Assistant

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303