• Library Policies


    Checkout Policy

    Students visit the library every other week with their class. However, they are encouraged to visit the library anytime during the school day, not just during their library class time!

    We do not charge fees for overdue books. We send home reminders of overdue books at least once a quarter.

    Lost or Damaged Books

    We can repair most damage to books, except for damaged caused by water, soda, slime, etc. Books that cannot be repaired must be paid for so that we can purchase a replacement. We accept checks made out to Sully Elementary or cash.

    Lost books often turn up in the classroom or your home after a few weeks! If a book cannot be located after several weeks or at the end of the year, we will ask you to pay for it so we can purchase a replacement. If the book is found, but we have already purchased a replacement, we cannot give a refund.

    Selection Policy

    We choose to purchase books for our collection based on:

    • Teacher requests
    • Student requests
    • Analysis of the collection and identified needs for instructional use or student interest

    We read reviews and consult other librarians when choosing books for purchase.

    Requests for Reconsideration

    Library materials are selected in accordance with Loudoun County Public Schools' Regulations for the Selection of School and Classroom Library Materials.

    The principle of intellectual freedom inherent in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, the best interests of the students, school, and curriculum, and requirements of state law and regulations shall underlie all considerations of challenged materials.  An online Reconsideration of Instructional Materials Request may be found here. The Policy for Review of Challenged Instructional and Library Materials is available here.