Food and Drink
Food is not allowed in the DISD Library. Drinks in closed containers are allowed; drinks in open containers are not.
The DISD Library gladly accepts donations of materials relevant to our collection, and magazines for our students to purchase and use in projects. All donations become the property of the DISD Library and may be processed or disposed of at the discretion of the Librarian.
Donations may be dropped off during regular Library hours. Tax receipts are available upon request.
Borrowing Books and Other Materials
DISD students, faculty and staff may borrow materials from the Library. Alumnae and other community members are welcome to use the collections in the Library.
Please note that current magazine issues, Reference materials, and some Course Reserve materials may not be checked out.
- Books & Magazines2 weeks
- Course Reserve Items2 hours, 1 day or 2 days
- Films (DVD or VHS)7 days (14 days for faculty)
Library materials must be returned during regular Library hours.
Borrowers may place holds on any circulating item online, by email, over the phone, or in person. If the item is currently available, it will be ready for check-out immediately. If the item is currently checked out, the requesting borrower will be informed by email when it is returned. The item will be held for requesting borrower at the Library desk for 8 days.
- Books, Magazines & Films$0.25/day
- 2-Hour Course Reserve Items$1.00/hour
- 1- or 2-Day Course Reserve Items$1.00/day
Students are blocked from borrowing if they have more than $10.00 in fines or any item more than 30 days overdue.
Any item not returned by the end of the semester is considered lost. For each lost item, the student is charged the full replacement cost plus a $10.00 processing fee. Once a replacement has been ordered, the student is responsible for these charges even if the item is returned.
Grades and diplomas may be held until all outstanding fines and replacement costs have been paid.
Courtesy email reminders alert borrowers when items are due soon or overdue. All email notices are sent to the borrower's DISD email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note that failure to receive a courtesy notice does not relieve the borrower of responsibility to return or renew materials by the due date.
Damaged Book Policy
Borrowers are responsible for any damage that occurs to an item while it is checked out. The Librarian will determine the cost of repair, not to exceed the replacement cost of the item.