The Bissonnet Campus library is open from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
Both students and parents may check out books. Books are checked out for two weeks with a renewal possible.
- Primary students may check out one book at a time,
- Elementary may check out two at a time, and
- Middle School and High School students two or more books at a time, depending on their needs.
Exceptions to the number of books may be made on a case-by-case basis.
The experience of checking out books and taking responsibility for the use and care of borrowed books is a valuable lesson. Most students take this responsibility seriously, and we trust parents will support their child’s efforts.
The consequence for overdue books is that no books may be checked out until all late books are returned or paid for. When a book has not been returned on time, a note identifying the book first goes home with the student. If the book is not returned or acknowledged that it cannot be found, a note with the cost of the material goes home with the student. Lost or damaged books must be paid for with cash or a check made out to the Post Oak School. Library books are bound with materials designed for heavy use, so unfortunately replacements cannot be accepted.
There are several computers in the library for the students’ use. Before a student at Post Oak may use a computer, both the parents and student must sign and return the Responsible Use Policy (RUP) in Magnus.
No child may be in the library unless an adult is present. Either the librarian, assistant librarian, or a library volunteer will assist students with checking out books during library hours. Books may be returned to the book drop located in the circulation desk at any time.
Our parent section—housed in Post Oak’s Parenting Center—has many titles on subjects ranging from Montessori education to positive discipline, social skills, and child development topics. We welcome parent check-outs, which are two weeks with a renewal upon request.
The library accepts the donation of books and any other resources which are appropriate for its collection. These donations will be acknowledged and will be placed under appraisal.
Obsolete, damaged, or unused resources are removed on a regular basis as materials that are no longer relevant. These books will go to a library or shelter in need of them.
The Post Oak School supports the individual’s freedom to read and endorses the American Library Association’s Bill of Rights as it applies to this Montessori community.