Media Center Policies

General Information


  • Books and laptops are checked out at the circulation desk with valid student ID.

  • The first student ID card issued is free. Replacement ID cards may be purchased for $5.00 each.

  • Students may check out electronic books themselves online at Follett Shelf.

  • Library checkout periods are 2 weeks for books and electronic materials. You may always renew if you need additional time.

  • A late return is 10¢ per day for books. Electronic materials will automatically be removed from your account unless you renew them.

  • Students are responsible for textbooks issued to them. Textbooks are not to be left in classrooms or traded with friends.

  • Students may print out work in the media center. Printouts cost 15¢ per page for black and white and 50¢ per page for color.

  • During school hours, all students must have a valid pass to enter the media center.

  • No food or beverages allowed.

  • Students using the media center must abide by and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct and FHS media center rules and policies.

  • Students must adhere to the OCPS Acceptable Use Policy when using a computer or device in the media center.


Students are expected to meet financial obligations to the school. Such items include, but are not limited to:

  • Lost or damaged library books, textbooks, chargers, and laptops

  • Fees for uniforms, classes, fundraiser items

  • Dues for clubs

Students must meet their current obligations before they will be allowed to purchase parking permits, yearbooks, tickets to special events, participate in graduation ceremonies, etc. School related obligations may be paid online at SchoolPay.


Issuance of Textbooks

  • All books will be barcoded and circulated through the Freedom High School Media Center using the OCPS textbook management software. Destiny has been implemented throughout Orange County Public Schools and tracks student textbook information.

  • Textbooks are issued to students. Students must have a student identification card to check out textbooks.

  • Students should write his/her name in the designated space on the inside cover of the textbook they receive. However, names should not be written in supplemental novels, etc.

  • At the end of the class term/year, each textbook will be scanned as it is returned to the Media Center. Students must listen to the name being stated and confirm that the textbook was assigned to them.

  • Fines will be issued for damaged textbooks per the severity. Students should report textbook damage immediately.

  • Students are responsible for the textbooks issued to them. Students who have misplaced their textbook may check in the media center to see if it has been returned; otherwise the student is monetarily responsible for the loss of the textbook. Textbooks are not to be left in classrooms or traded with friends. Students are not allowed to share lockers. If a locker has been forcibly opened and textbooks are taken, the locker’s owner should report the theft immediately to the Dean’s Office. The Dean and/or school resource officer will require the student to complete a formal written report concerning the stolen books. Students who cannot return the book issued to them will be asked to pay for the missing book.

According to Florida Statute, Chapter 1006.42 and Chapter 1006.28:

 “Each parent of a student is liable for any loss of, destruction of, or unnecessary damage to, the instructional materials or for failure of the student to return the instructional materials, and shall pay for such loss, destruction or unnecessary damage as provided by law.”


“The failure to collect such sum by the principal may result in the suspension of the student from participation in extracurricular activities.”