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Library Policies

Library Policies

Loan Periods

Students at Evergreen Union School District can have access to checking out books from the library. These library books can be enjoyed at school or at home. The lending periods for books are set by grade level as follows:
TK-1: 1 item for 1 week.
2-8: 2 items for 2 weeks.
All students visit the library weekly for an oppurtunity to browse books and students in Grades 2+ can log on to the Library's Catalog to place books on hold. If a student would like more time with a book, they can bring the book in to the library and request a renewel. 

Overdue Items

There are no fines for overdue items. However, an overdue item on a borrower's account will prevent the individual from checking out any further items. If an item is overdue for six weeks or longer, it will be presumed lost and the borrower will be issued a fine for the cost to replace the book; this fine will be waived if the missing item is returned in good repair. 

Library Book Care

Best practices for caring for library books include:

-Store your library books in a large zip-top bag in your backpack.
-Have one safe place for your library books at home, ideally away from younger children and pets.
-Use a bookmark to mark your spot, never dog-ear pages.
-Wash and dry your hands before reading.
-Do not eat, drink or use craft supplies near your books.


At Evergreen Union School District, students will only be fined for lost or damaged materials. Materials are assumed to be lost if they have not been returned after six weeks, however if a lost item is returned after a fine is assigned, that fine will be waived. If materials are returned with irreparable damage, students will be fined. In both cases, the fine will be the total cost to replace the lost or damaged materials based on how much the item initially cost. If a student has an unpaid fine, it will prevent them from checking out further library materials until that fine is resolved.

Fine Payment

Fines can be resolved by submitting payment in cash, by check made out to Evergreen USD, or online here. If paying by cash or check, please enclose the payment in an envelope with your students' first and last name and “Library” clearly written on it, this envelope can be brought directly to the library, to your students’ teacher or to the office staff. You can find detailed instructions for making online payments here.
Digital Resources

Digital Resources

California K-12 Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Gale, ProQuest, and TeachingBooks are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.

These digital resources are provided for all California students from the California State Library.

Encyclopaedia Britannica (PreK-12)

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high.

Elementary  Middle  High Escolar

Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 |

TeachingBooks (PreK-12)

One stop provides resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.

Need help from TeachingBooks? See our support page. 510-239-7391 |

Gale (Grades K-12)

Gale STEAM resources provide essential, curriculum-aligned digital content for California K-12 learners. Include links to resources for elementary, middle and high school content.

Please note: If you wish to have location specific URLs for your school please visit:

Please note: If you wish to have location specific URLs for your school please visit:

Need help from Gale See our support page. 800-877.4253 option 3 |

ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

* The icons above and main links below work for accessing these resources on your school campus. Students and staff with the district/school's off-campus access name and access codes should use the "Off-Campus Access" links below when using from public libraries or other non-school locations.

Need help from ProQuest? See our support page. 800-521-0600 |



Epic is the leading digital reading platform—built on a collection of 40,000+ popular, high-quality books from 250+ of the world’s best publishers—that safely fuels curiosity and reading confidence for kids 12 and under. Students can log in to Epic through their teacher’s Clever portal
Evergreen Union School District is glad to provide access to Sora for all of our students through a partnership with the Tehama County Library. Students can log in and use Sora with their school provided email address to access ebooks and audiobooks