Madison’s Learning Resource Center (LRC)
supports the curriculum as well as the recreational reading of its students and faculty by providing books, magazines, and audio-visual materials. Students use the LRC in a flexible schedule where teachers sign-up to use the LRC for class research or book selection.
Madison is on a computerized circulation system. Each year students are given an orientation to the LRC, which includes check out procedures, return of materials, overdue materials, and fines. Materials are checked out for a three week period and are renewable. A $1.00 fine is assessed at the end of the 4th week, giving the students one full week to return the item before incurring a fine. A student can also pay off a $1.00 fine by donating a non-perishable food item such as canned goods. Donated food will be taken to a local food pantry to help families in need.
Students are responsible for any material checked out in his or her name. If a book or magazine is lost or claimed returned, the student pays the price of the book or $3.00 for a magazine. Before paying for an item, the student should check classrooms, lockers, and at home. If a student claims the item has been returned or had not been checked out, a form can be signed, which clears his or her name for a trimester. If the material is not found or returned, the cost of the item will be charged to the student.
Madison students also have access to a collection of databases through the school or district’s subscription, and therefore need a username and/or password to access these from home. A list of these resources with usernames and passwords can be found in the student handbook. Students are encouraged to use the research links or search engines through the Madison website to complement their print research materials.