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About the PHS Library Media Center

Using the Library

Borrowing Procedures

  • All items taken from the library must be checked out.
  • Book checkout period is three (3) weeks. 
  • Media checkout period is seven (7) days.
  • Periodicals may be checked out for three (3) days.
  • You may have a total of ten (10) items checked out at the same time.
  • If you have an overdue item you may not check out additional library materials. 
  • All lost items must be paid for or replaced.
  • Please allow time to check out.  If you wait until the last minute you may be late for class.

Inter-Library Loan

  • Students may request items from other RI libraries.
  • ILL delivery is on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Students are notified by email when requested materials are ready for checkout.
  • Borrowing Procedures apply to all ILL materials.
  • Portsmouth High School is an active member of RILINK and the LORI Network and adheres to the RILINK interlibrary loan policy.

Library Notices

  • "Due Soon" emails are sent to student email accounts 3 days before the due date.
  • "Overdue" emails are sent to student email accounts on Mondays.
  • "Outstanding Fines" notices are hand delivered to students on Mondays.
  • "Lost Materials" invoices are sent home for items more than 30 school days overdue.