Hampton Middle School
HMS Library

The library at HMS is a busy place. Every student and staff member has a borrower number and may visit the library with their classes and during lunch hour to borrow books or do homework.
The library is available to students and staff every day. On Wednesdays and Thursdays the library is staffed by our librarian, Ms. Lowe, and through the rest of the week we rely on parent volunteers which allows us to have the library open for students at noon. We hope to have this continue so please leave your name in the office of a noon time that you might be able to help. Thank you in advance for volunteering.
  • Class sets
  • Fiction books
  • French materials
  • Graphic novels
  • Magazines
  • Non Fiction
  • Relaxed readers
  • Teacher’s resources

Services for Students:
  • Book displays
  • Computer access
  • Help finding resources
  • Library catalogue training
  • Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Special events



Services for Teachers:
  • Class tours
  • Internet searching tutorials
  • Library Skills Program
  • New books list
  • Special programs
  • Upcoming events e-mail
HMS Library Guidelines For Students
Students are welcome in the library any time a staff member is present.
  • Be patient and courteous with all library and supervisory staff.
  • Clean up your work area before you go.
  • The library computers are available at lunch time for searching the library's on-line catalogue or for homework only. NO GAMES.
  • No food or gum.
  • No juice, pop or water.
  • Place returns in the box provided.
  • Place any items you have used but don't want to borrow into the return box at the circulation desk.
  • Please return your books on time.
  • Sign out all material at the circulation desk before leaving the library.
  • Work quietly.
Borrowing Policies
  • Sign out all material at the circulation desk before leaving the library.
  • You may have 2 items signed out to your library number at one time.
  • Books are due in 2 weeks.
  • If you need more time, please renew it.
  • Overdues of more than 3 weeks will be explained to the Librarian.
  • Overdues of more than 4 weeks will be explained to the Principal or VP.
  • There are no overdue fines. However, invoices are issued for books that are overdue for more than 1 month or damaged. Your borrowing privileges will be suspended until you pay for the item.
  • Reference material and new magazines do not circulate.