Welcome to the Duanesburg Elementary School Library Media Center webpage, where students and parents will find information about the library and in-school and online services and programs that are offered. Take a look around to get started.
Library Rules and Policies
The elementary school has a permanent library collection that provides a wide selection of books, magazines and reference materials for all grades and reading levels, as well as computer software and videos.
Students visit the library with their classroom teacher once a week. Students are encouraged to search through the library books and may sign out two books at a time.
Students are expected to treat each other and the library’s materials as they would like to be treated themselves.
Internet access on computers must be used for research and educational purposes only.
No gum is allowed in the library.
Students borrow books during their scheduled library classes, however, books can be returned as soon as students have finished reading them. Books are loaned to students for one six-day rotation. Books signed out during library classes one week, for example, would be due no later than the morning of library class the following week.
Reference books, videos and computer software cannot be checked out to students or parents. However, access to encyclopedias, magazine articles and other research tools are available online 24 hours a day through online resources available on this webpage.
Students in grades 1-5 may check out up to two books at a time. Kindergarten students may check out one book.
Lost/Overdue Book Policy
There are no fines for overdue library books; however, students who do not return their book(s) on the date it is due will not be allowed to borrow additional books until their next library class. Students who have library materials that are overdue for more than one month will receive a notice from their classroom teacher. Parents and guardians will be billed for books that are not returned by the last loan date in May. If an overdue charge is still outstanding at the start of school in September, students will have their library loan privileges suspended until the fee has been settled. Students will be billed for damaged or lost materials.
Web magazines and more
Search online databases to find magazines, newspaper articles, encyclopedias and more. Please contact your your child’s teacher or the main office for the login and password information list, which is located in the elementary school library.
- CultureGrams (ProQuest 12)
- Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
- Teaching Books
- Britannica Online School Edition
Find books at other libraries
Search other school and public online library catalogs to find books:
- Schenectady County Public Library (public library card needed)
- Upper Hudson Library System
- Mohawk Valley and Southern Adirondack Library Catalog
- Capital District Library Council (Region-wide catalogs: School, public, college)
- Capital Region BOCES Library System