Library Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Below are some common questions that are asked about our Emerson Elementary Library. If you do not see a question/answer that fits your needs, please contact us so we may answer it for you!

    Q: How many books can a student check out?
    A: 2 books (free choice) + 1 good fit book + up to 2 more for class projects

    Q: How long can a student check out a book? When are library books due?
    A: The loan period is one week. Books are due on your student's library day. Books may also be renewed weekly.

    Q: How does a student put a book on hold?
    A: If a student wants a specific book that another student currently has checked out, a student may place a hold. Students need to log into our Destiny library site with their student ID and password, and then place a book on hold. Students are able to do this in the library, in the classroom, or at home, wherever online access is available.

    Q: When is the library open?
    A: The hallways are open for students at 8:30 a.m. each morning.

    Q: Is Emerson's online catalog available to view at home?
    A: Yes!  Please click on the school district's online catalog link to take you to it. Click on Emerson once you are at the site to see our school's online books and resources.

    Q: Are there library fines for late books? What about lost or damaged books?
    A: No, there are not fines for late books. If a book gets lost or damaged, a fine will be assessed to replace the book.

    Q: Can a student access the internet in our school library?
    A: Yes, all students have internet access through library and school computers and devices.

    Q: My question was not answered... now what do I do?
    A: Contact us! You can reach the library at 360-563-7164 or by email at