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Sullivan Library at WDMS: ABOUT SULLIVAN LIBRARY

ABOUT OUR LIBRARY

 
The Eugene F. Sullivan Library
at William Diamond Middle School
 

Sullivan Library is a student-centered learning environment that fosters inquiry and innovation. Students are encouraged to read for pleasure and explore where their curiosity leads. The Library provides access to print and digital resources, NOOKs, eBooks and audiobooks, a green screen studio, and a variety of devices including Chromebooks, desktop and laptop computers.

LIBRARY STAFF

Michelle Tanguay
‚ÄčLibrarian
 Follow Ms. Tanguay on Twitter:
@WDMSLibrarian

Lisa Tanner
Library Assistant
ltanner@lexingtonma.org

LIBRARY HOURS

Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
 
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
 
Early release days
7:30 AM - 12 Noon

THE BIG QUESTION

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HOW MANY BOOKS?
How many books can students have checked out at the same time?

6th Graders: 6
7th Graders: 7
8th Graders: 8

DIAMOND'S FIRST PRINCIPAL


Why is our library called the Eugene F. Sullivan Library?  

Eugene (Gene) F. Sullivan was Principal of Diamond Jr. High School at a time when the decision was made to transition the school from a junior high to a middle school.  As a result,
Mr. Sullivan became the first principal of Diamond Middle School. His tenure overall lasted approximately 14 years, from 1975 until 1989. He was beloved by students and staff alike. 
The library is named in his honor to commemorate his contribution to the Diamond community. A plaque and a bust of Principal Sullivan are on display in the main room of our library.

LIBRARY POLICIES

Our Borrowing Policy:
  • Books:  3 weeks + 1 renewal if there's no waiting list
  • Magazines: 1 week (only recent magazines can be borrowed; current magazines must be read in the library)
  • *NOOKs: 3 weeks + 1 renewal if there's no waiting list
*Students who want to borrow a NOOK must have a Student NOOK Agreement on file with the Library. Agreement forms are available in the Library.
 
Late Fees:
We encourage students to be responsible users of the library and its resources. It is the student's responsibility to return overdue library materials as soon as possible. We do not charge late fees. Overdue notices are distributed twice per quarter in homeroom. If books are overdue for over one month, borrowing privileges may be suspended.

Lost Materials:
Lost or damaged library materials must be paid for or replaced. We ask that payments be made promptly, online via MCC. Students may opt to replace whatever was lost or damaged by bringing in a new copy (if the item borrowed was a hardbound book the replacement copy should also be hardbound, etc.). Please be aware that borrowing privileges will be suspended until all obligations are met, regardless of whether a new school year begins or whether students change schools.

24/7 ACCESS



Home Access to the Library Catalog

Did you know that you can access the library catalog from home? Diamond students and staff can access to the catalog simply by using the catalog search box located on our home page. DID YOU KNOW? When students login with their WDMS computer username and password (use the small "login" box at the top right corner of the catalog home page), they can see what books they have borrowed and when they're due. They can also reserve books from our library while logged in.

 

 


Home Access to Our Digital Resources

 
Finding trustworthy information has never been more important! Students and their families can access rich and reliable sources of information through the library website. Our Research Guides are located on the home page. They provide easy access to digital encyclopedias, the World Almanac, and many subject-specific databases. A few databases require usernames and passwords - a list of those passwords is available in the library.