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The Meadows School Libraries: Library FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: The Library Space

Q: What are the library's hours?

A: The BS/LS Library is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every school day while the MS/US Library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4.p.m every school day. The library is closed on weekends and during school breaks, as well as other times posted for students to see. 

Q: Can I play online games or watch movies in the library?

A: During the academic day, we do not allow library equipment to be used for gaming or watching non-class-related movies. Before and after school, students are allowed to watch movies and play games as long as they use headphones, unless another student needs the equipment for academic purposes.

Q: May I use the study rooms?

A: Yes, the study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Any student who wishes to use a study room for a club meeting, school-related activity, project, etc. must first check with the library's main desk. 

Q: May I eat in the library?

A: Food is not allowed anywhere in the library unless special permission has been granted. 

Frequently Asked Questions: The Library Collection

Q: How many items does the library have in its collection?

A: Approximately 21,000 in the BS/LS Library and nearly 2,000 in the MS/US Library.

Q: Can parents take out books too?

A: Yes, any parent of a TMS student may ask a librarian to create a library account for them. Parents can use their accounts to take out any items they choose.

Q: How do I log into the library catalog?

A: On the catalog home page:

  1. Choose your library: Beginning and Lower School Library or Middle and Upper School Library.
  2. Look up in the right corner for the "Login" button, and click it or click the buton labeled "Signin with Google Login"
  3. Enter your username (same as your TMS Gmail username, e.g. "jstewart").
  4. Your default password is your barcode number. If that doesn't work, or if you want to change your password, please see your librarian.