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Village and Upper Campus Libraries
Lynn Taylor Library (Village Campus, Grades K-8)
Taylor Library serves grades K-8 on the Village campus of Hawaii Preparatory Academy. It is located at the Village Campus and fronts Kawaihae Road. The goal of our K-8 library is to provide access to information and to encourage and develop a love for all literature, as well introduce students to age appropriate library skills, to support classroom teaching and teachers, and to help the students succeed in their academic experience. The librarians subscribe to and operate according to the Information Access and Delivery Principles of School Library Media Programs approved by the American Association of School Librarians as the cardinal premises on which learning and teaching within the effective school library media program is based.
We like to call ourselves a library media center. We not only have books, but magazines, audio visual materials, computers, a computerized card catalog which allows access for the cards of both Taylor and Dyer Libraries, CD-ROM databases, and a web hook up with EBSCO Research Resource through our membership in the Hawai`i Library Consortium. YOUR LIBRARY SERVES BOTH LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS.
Newspapers are posted each day and kept for approximately two weeks. We have: West Hawaii Today and the Honolulu Advertiser.
John Edward Dyer Memorial Library (Upper School, Grades 9-12)
At the heart of the HPA Upper Campus is the John Edward Dyer Memorial Library, built in 1966. Designed by prominent architect and longtime Hawai'i resident Vladimir Ossipoff, the Dyer Library combines 4000 square feet of a historically significant library building with the academic support materials necessary for a successful college preparatory information literacy program.
There are over 16,000 circulating items including books, videotapes, CDs and audiocassettes in our library, and a Pacifica Room with a special collection of Hawaiiana and Oceania books. The library subscribes to over 50 journals and magazines and four daily and two weekly local newspapers.
The Upper School librarian (serving grades 9-12) and the Village Campus librarian (serving grades K-8 at the Lynn Taylor Library) work together to coordinate information literacy objectives as well as the use of the electronic databases and software that support the libraries' operations and the academic endeavors of the K-12 students, faculty and staff.
There are five computers with high-speed internet access available for student research and academic use in the library. A xerox copier is available for computer printing and copying academic materials.
Dyer Library is located next to the Wishard Administration building.
Dyer Library is a member of the Hawai'i Library Consortium.
Library hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. during the academic year when classes are in session.
Library Loan Policy:
Non-fiction and Fiction Books: circulate for a three week loan period. One renewal.
Audiovisual materials: circulate for a one week loan period. One renewal.
Reference Books: library use only
Pacifica Room materials: library use only
Periodicals: library use only
Library Overdue Policy:
It is the borrower's responsibility to be aware of the due date for items checked out from the library. Items should be returned on time or renewed.
Books overdue for two weeks are considered lost and will be charged to the borrower's account. The charge will be the replacement cost of the item as determined by the Librarian, plus a $10.00 processing fee, per item.
Remember these points when you are in the library:
• Gentlemen, remove your hats when you come into the building
• Leave all food and drinks outside or in your bag at all times
• Turn off your cell phones before you come into the library. Answer and talk on cell phones outside.
• Keep your shoes on the floor
• Study, think, read, ponder and the like in the library with low voices.
• Exhibit behavior in the library similar to the behavior you would expect to see by persons in an art museum or symphony concert hall.
• Check out circulating materials at the circulation desk, and return all materials not being checked out to the "To Be Reshelved" cart. Do not reshelve library materials.
• Return chairs to their tables before you leave.
• Look behind you, take all your belongings, and put rubbish in the wastebasket.