TMS Library Orientation


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  • When your class first comes to the library, please be seated and wait for teacher direction unless otherwise directed by an adult. This is an instructional or quiet area; treat it as such.
  • The computers that we have in the library are for your use. They are only to be used to:Check your Skyward account.Do your homework.Print items that are preapproved by the library staff.There is NO GAMING.
  • Our graphic novel section is located on the wall at the end of the fiction section, near the ramp.
  • This area has a quiet, cozy reading area as well as many magazines and new books for your browsing needs.
  • You may check out one magazine at a time.The picture books are organized with the fiction books on the left-hand shelf and the nonfiction picture books are on the right-hand side.
  • The fiction collection begins by the magazines and free reading area.
  • The fiction section is organized in alphabetical order by the author’s last name.
  • The reference collection begins at the ramp and winds its way around the instructional space of the library. These resources are great for research and quick facts.
  • These books are organized by subject and include a lot information about sports, pets, and other topics that you are interested in learning more about.
  • TMS Library Orientation

    1. 1.
    2. 2. Instructional Area<br />
    3. 3. Search and Work Stations<br />
    4. 4. Graphic Novel Collection- 1 checked out at a time<br />
    5. 5. Reading Area<br />
    6. 6. Our older magazines are in pocket carriers. Our picture book collection is on the bottom shelf of this section.<br />
    7. 7. Fiction Collection<br />
    8. 8. Fiction books are placed on the shelf alphabetically by author’s last name.<br />
    9. 9. The Reference Collection begins at the ramp!<br />and winds its way around the instructional space of the library.<br />
    10. 10. Nonfiction is in the center of the library.<br />
    11. 11. Check out counter- please have library materials ready and your ASB card out.If you don’t have your ASB card, clearly state your student ID number.<br />
    12. 12. Please have books ready, with barcode facing up and your ASB card in hand. <br />
    13. 13. Library Hours and Policies<br />Open 8:10<br />Open for lunches, unless a class is in for check out and a lesson.<br />11:45-12:13<br />12:30-12:53<br />Close at 3:30<br />Remember: If you have overdue items, you will not be able to check out additional books until they are returned.<br />
    14. 14. Using the Library Catalog<br />Go to<br /><ul><li>Select Student Learning from the top menu bar.</li></li></ul><li>Using the Library Catalog<br />Select School Library Catalogs from the left-hand menu.<br />
    15. 15. Using the Library Catalog<br />Select Tahoma Middle School to navigate to the library home page.<br />
    16. 16. Using the Library Catalog<br />Our homepage has many valuable resources for research and homework. Worldbook is definitely worth exploring!<br />Select the Catalog tab to begin searching for books.<br />
    17. 17. Using the Library Catalog<br />Type a keyword, title, author or series into the search bar and select the enter button on your keyboard to get your search results.<br />
    18. 18. Locating Books in the Library.<br />Note the call number of the book that you select to check-out. Be sure it is available before going to the shelf to locate it.<br />
    19. 19. Happy Reading!Happy Reading!<br />Happy Reading!<br />Happy Reading!<br />Happy Reading!<br />Happy Reading!<br />Happy Reading!<br />Happy Reading!<br />Happy Reading!<br />