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The library contains approximately 11 thin client PCs, and 10 eMacs that are available for student use.

The library has a copier available for student use. There is no currently charge to make copies.

Interlibrary Loan
The library participates in the Access PA program, which allows students to borrow books from other libraries throughout the state. This is a free service for students. Borrowing periods for these materials vary. See the librarian to request books from other libraries.

The library provides access to a black & white printer free of charge to students. Printing should be for educational purposes only.


Most materials may be checked out from the library.
Borrowing periods are:
  • General Collection (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Kindle & Audio Materials): 4 weeks
  • Reference Books & Encyclopedias: Overnight only
  • Magazines: 4 weeks
  • Interlibrary loan materials: Varies
Items can be renewed for an additional 4 week checkout. Students wishing to have items renewed should see library staff. You need not bring the item to the circulation desk in order to renew it.

Students will be charged fines for overdue/late materials. Fines are not charged on days when school is not is session (weekends/holidays/snow days). Students recieve printed fine/overdue notices in homeroom every other Tuesday. Fines are as follows:

  • General collection: .10/day
  • Reference books, audiobooks, Kindles: .25/day

Kindle eReaders are available to be checked out by students. Kindles will not be loaned to students with outstanding library obligations.

Lost/Damaged Items
A replacement fee will be charged for library materials that are lost or are damaged beyond repair. Charges assessed will be accordance with policies outlined in the student handbook.

Media Center Materials Weeding Policy
In order to maintain a collection of materials within the framework of the philosophy of the Lampeter-Strasburg School district selection procedure and witihn the physical restraints of the school media center, the following criteria for maintaining the collection has been established.

Definition: Weeding is the process of withdrawing materials from the collection that are no longer suitable for use. It is a continuous process; however, special attention is given during the annual inventory. Weeding is completed by the library staff with the help of school faculty who are consulted as needed.

Criteria for Removal of Materials:

  • Poor physical condition and rebinding/mending would be futile.
  • Content is inaccurate, obsolete, or misleading.
  • Material has been superseded by new or revised material.
  • Material has not circulated within a five-year period.
  • Duplicates whose material is no longer in demand.
  • Material does not reflect the curriculum.

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Lampeter-Strasburg School District
1600 Book Rd., Lancaster PA 17602

Phone: 717-464-3311

Administration Building: 717-464-4699
Lampeter Elementary School: 717-358-1880
Hans Herr Elementary School: 717-509-0300
Martin Meylin Middle School: 717-509-0289
Lampeter-Strasburg High School: 717-509-0485


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