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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, including eBooks and audiobooks, and a green screen studio.
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VIRTUAL LIBRARY ORIENTATION
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.
Our Borrowing Policy:
Library materials can be borrowed for 3 weeks + 1 renewal if there's no waiting list
We encourage students to be responsible users of the library and its resources. It is the student's responsibility to return library materials when they are due. We do not charge late fees for overdue materials. Overdue notices are emailed to students/parents/guardians twice per trimester. If books are overdue for more than one month, borrowing privileges may be suspended.
Lost or damaged library materials must be paid for or replaced. We ask that payments be made online via MySchoolBucks. Students may opt to replace whatever was lost or damaged by bringing in a new copy of the lost or damaged library material. If the item borrowed was a hardbound book the replacement copy should also be hardbound, etc. Please be aware that borrowing privileges may be suspended until all obligations are met, regardless of whether a new school year begins or whether students change schools.
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.