Frequently Asked Questions

  • Library Hours

    What time does the library open?

    The library is open at  8:00 am.

    How late is the library open after school?

    The library is open after school until 3:00 PM.

    Can I come to the library during the school day?

    Students may come to the library with a pass from their teacher anytime EXCEPT during 2nd and 3rd hour, depending on the day. (Mr. Sheridan teaches a class and the library is closed during 3rd hour A Days and 2nd hour B Days.) Students who wish to come to the library during lunch may request a lunch pass. (Get these from the administrator in the lunch room.) 

    Borrowing Library Materials

    How do I find a book that I want to read?

    Students can search the RMS Library's catalog using Destiny from any computer or iPad. Students have a Destiny shortcut on their iPad home screens.

    How do I check out an ebook?

    Use any of the eBook apps in Self Service.  The SPPS Virtual Library has a good description of each reading app.

    I would recommend using Libby, which connects you to the St. Paul Public Library and other metro libraries.  Here's a link to a video on setting it up:

    Libby For E-Books

    MackinVIA is another another site that has great e-books that SPPS has purchased.  He's a how-to video to make things easier:

    How to use MackinVIA

    How do I check out books?

    Students need their student ID number. Just stop at the circulation desk and we'll do the rest!

    How many books can I check out at a time?

    Students may borrow up to three (3) books at a time.

    What if I changed my mind and don't want my book anymore?

    You can return books anytime. Just put them in the book return outside the library doors or at the circulation desk.

    What if I need my book for longer?

    You can always bring your book(s) in to the library and extend your check-out. 

     

    Requesting Library Materials

    There is a book I want to read but it isn't available at Ramsey. Can I request a book for the library?

    Students and staff can request titles by submitting a book request here:

     

    Reporting Lost or Damaged Library Materials

    What if I have lost a book?

    Students should report a lost book to Mr. Sheridan.

    What if my book is damaged or vandalized?

    Report any damage or vandalism to Mr. Sheridan.