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Nathaniel P. Hill Library

Library Policy on Clientele and Services

Clientele:

The students, faculty & staff, and families of faculty & staff at St. George’s School are our first priority. Trustees, Alumni, and parents of St. George’s students are our second priority. Ocean State Libraries (OSL) patrons are our third priority, and other non-affiliated users are our fourth priority.

Access to services:

First and second priority users may access the library collection, spaces, and services during the hours we are open. The Archives has limited hours, and use of those collections is by appointment only, as scheduled with the archivist. 

Due to security concerns on our school campus, the library is not open for third and fourth priority clientele to visit in person.

Third priority clientele may borrow circulating materials through Ocean State Libraries and OLIS/LORI interlibrary loan.  Circulating materials are defined as Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels and Adult Feature Film DVDs. New Books and New DVDS are for local school-campus use only for 6 months after being added to the collection. Due to our status as a school library in which our primary focus is the support of the school’s academic curriculum and the educational needs of our first priority clientele, Reference Books, juvenile materials, Non-Fiction DVDs, Reserve materials, and Archives & Special Collections materials are not available for interlibrary loan.

Fourth priority clientele may borrow specified materials through the interlibrary loan service provided by their public or institution library. Hill Library is a member of OCLC/FirstSearch and our fiction and non-fiction collections are made available for interlibrary loan to fourth priority users through those services.

Interlibrary Loan Policy

Hill Library complies with the LORI Interlibrary Loan Code.

Circulating materials may be loaned to third and fourth priority clientele under the following criteria:

  • Loan Periods & Late Fees for OSL patrons (3rd priority):
    • Books loaned within OSL: 3 weeks with 1 renewal possible barring any holds or recalls. Late fees: 10 cents/day
    • DVDs loaned within OSL: 1 week with 1 renewal possible barring any holds or recalls. Late fees: $1/per day
    • DVD series loaned within OSL: 3 weeks with 1 renewal possible barring any holds or recalls. Late fees: $1/per day
       
  • Loan Periods & Late Fees for non-affiliated users (4th priority):
    • Adult Fiction and Non-fiction books loaned through OCLC/First Search are loaned for 1 month with possible renewal of 1 additional month upon request at the Hill library’s discretion.
  • Third and fourth priority patrons are responsible for all late fees and damage or replacement costs according to the price set in the item’s catalog record.
    • OSL Patrons (third priority) may pay these costs online through the OSL website or to any public library in RI which will then forward payment to Hill Library.
    • Fourth priority patrons must work with their library and Hill Library to determine the best method of payment.
       
  • All patron information and requests are confidential, and interlibrary loan requests will be processed within 3 business days (defined as days on which the library is open for service, excluding weekends and holidays).
  • Hill Library has the discretion of deciding in individual instances whether a specific item can be provided for interlibrary loan.

Outside Tutor Policy

Outside Tutor Policy

Consistent with St. George’s School’s efforts to ensure the safety of members of the campus community, the School has expectations for volunteers, vendors and campus visitors, including outside tutors engaged by students or their parents/guardians.

It is the School’s policy that outside tutors may only meet with students on campus in the Nathaniel P. Hill Library during regular hours except for Study Hall (8pm - 10pm) after checking in at the circulation desk with library staff and signing in. The tutor is to coordinate meeting times with the student. The student is responsible for reserving a group study room for the tutoring session.

All outside tutors must:

  • First visit:
    • Sign paperwork available at Library circulation and provide a copy of a photo ID
    • Complete a Criminal Background Check with the Middletown Police department that must be received by the school within 3 weeks of the first visit.
  • All visits: Sign-in at the Circulation Desk for each visit

For additional details and paperwork please contact the Library Director, Nova Seals (nova_seals@stgeorges.edu, (401) 842-6689), or stop by the Circulation desk.