Welcome to the Saint Anthony’s High School Library Online Resources
The Saint Anthony’s Library offers many online resources for our students to access online. Students are encouraged to make full use of these programs to assist in their daily studies and academic research.
Library Media and Technology Services
The Library Media Center is at the service of all Saint Anthony’s students and faculty. It is open to accommodate individual study, research, and recreational reading, as well as the borrowing of print and other resource materials from 7:45 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. each Monday through Thursday, and 7:45 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Fridays. The following procedures are observed in the Center:
- All students are automatically members of the Library Media Center. Student ID cards serve as library cards.
- Chrome Books are able to be borrowed for in-library use only. A Student ID card is required to check one out.
- Text Books are able to be borrowed for in-library use only. A Student ID card is required to check one out.
- Books and periodicals, except current magazine issues, may be borrowed for 3 weeks and renewed once if they are not reserved.
- The fine for overdue books is 5 cents for each book on each school day, with a maximum fine of $1.00 per book. Students must pay for lost or damaged books.
- Saint Anthony’s ID card and a signed parent/guardian’s permission slip are required to use the Internet computers in our Library Media Center.
- The “Acceptable Use Policies” of our Technology Center also apply to the use of Library Media computers.
- The Tutoring Center is located in the Library, a student who is experiencing academic difficulty may enlist a member of the National Honor Society as his/her tutor. Each student must sign in.
- Silence is required at all times in all areas of the Center.
Students are permitted to use computers in the Library Media Center during their free periods. However, with the incredible power of computer technology, more important than technical ability is a student’s social maturity. The following procedures for computer use must be observed:
- Students must always be supervised when using computers in the building.
- Students may not use any computer which they have not been authorized to use, whether for school work, recreation, alteration or repair.
- Students are required to present their current St. Anthony’s ID cards and sign in when using school computers.
- Students are required to log-in with their own username and password.
- Students must log-out upon completion of their computer session.
- Students are forbidden to use the school’s computer network as a means of manipulating or accessing private data belonging to others, either within the school community or via the Internet.
- Students are forbidden to download software or to physically/electronically alter or damage any computer equipment, settings or data.
- Students are forbidden to connect or attempt a connection of any electronic or computer device to the school’s wired or wireless network without explicit permission from the Technology Department.
Network privileges at Saint Anthony’s High School require the agreement and cooperation of students and parents/guardians with the following ethical guidelines:
- In general, students are responsible for good behavior on the school computer network, just as they are anywhere else on campus. Network communications are often public in nature, so general school rules for behavior and communications apply. The network is provided for students to conduct research, type reports and/or papers, and to communicate with others. Access to network services will be provided only for those students who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. This access is a privilege – not a right.
- File storage areas will be treated like lockers or any other storage area on campus. Users should not expect that files stored on school network resources will always remain private. School and network administrators may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and insure that users are using the system appropriately.
- Internet access will enable students to explore thousands of libraries, databases, and bulletin boards, as well as to exchange information and communicate with Internet users throughout the world. Although this access has invaluable educational benefits, families should be warned that some material accessible via the Internet may be illegal, obscene, defamatory, inaccurate or otherwise offensive to some people. While the teachers and staff at Saint Anthony’s will make a concerted effort to control student access to these materials, parents/guardians must be aware that Saint Anthony’s High School cannot control the content of material available on the Internet or user access to that material. At school, our teachers will guide students toward appropriate educational material. Outside of school, families bear the same responsibility for such guidance as they would exercise with information sources such as television, movies, radio and other potentially offensive media.
- Unacceptable uses include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Use or access of profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent, or sexually offensive language, pictures, graphics or other materials.
- Violating copyright laws by illegally copying and/or using software or data.
- Communicating threats of any kind.
- Harassing or insulting other persons for any reason.
- Plagiarism, or claiming another’s work as one’s own.
- Vandalizing or damaging any network hardware, software, databases or files.
- Excessive use or waste of network time and resources, including printers.
- Using the network for commercial purposes.
- Using another student’s ID, username or password.
- Students who engage in any of the above activities, or in any activity deemed an inappropriate use of the Saint Anthony’s High School computer network, will have his/her access revoked for a minimum of one semester at the first offense and permanently for any subsequent offense. This includes any and all students who aid and/or abet another student in the commission of such an offense. Along with revocation of their network privileges, these students will also face other disciplinary measures as deemed appropriate by the Principal or the Deans.
- St. Anthony’s Policy on Web Postings: Students are entitled to have accounts on public web forums, such as “MySpace” or “Sconex”, create their own web sites, make postings on other sites, and write blogs. They do not have the right to bring harm to or damage the reputation of the school or any individual in or related to the school. Therefore, student postings shall not include the following:
- The school name, logo, address, initials, or any other reference to the school;
- images or pictures of any employees of St. Anthony’s or classmates without prior written permission from the person whose image is being posted;
- the names, ID numbers, initials, or other identifying information of employees of St. Anthony’s High School or classmates without prior written permission from the individual involved;
- personal information about any employee or classmate, including, but not limited to, physical descriptions, characteristics, lifestyle, associates, likes, or dislikes without prior written permission from the individual involved;
- threats, allegations, rumors, insinuations, or any other statements directed at other students or employees which can be perceived as harmful to the reputation or well-being of the individual involved.
- Any student whose online profile or postings tarnish the reputation of the school or any member of the school community or whose postings threaten or harm another individual will be required to remove the offending material and will be subject to suspension or expulsion.
- For your own protection, never publish your full name, address, phone number, or any other information that can be used to identify you, your family, or any of your friends. Doing so can help someone with bad intentions to locate and contact you, a friend, or classmate with potentially awful consequences. Never trust anyone you meet on the web. Pictures and profiles can be deceiving, and often they are created to deceive. Your online safety is your responsibility. Never go to meet someone you have met online. Be smart and protect yourself and your friends.