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Rethinking the Library

The library wants to hear from you! We are very interested in getting student input on what you'd like to see in your LBSS library.

Does the library space meet your needs for studying, collaborating, researching, reading, etc? Please let us know by completing the brief survey below. 

LBSS Library Survey (All LBSS students)

LBSS Middle School Makerspace Survey (MS students only, please)

Please note: You will be prompted to log in to your Google Apps for Education account to complete the surveys. 

Monthly Student Poll

The library is easy to use
YES: 280 votes (61.27%)
NO: 177 votes (38.73%)
Total Votes: 457
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  7:30am-4:30pm*
Wednesday, Friday 7:30am-3:00pm*

Please review the information on the Library, Bruin Block, Lunch and Afterschool Procedure tabs for specific information on obtaining a pass to visits the library.

*Hours may change without advanced notice.

Library Materials:

  • Students use their student ID number to check out books
  • Check out is for 3 weeks
  • Materials can be renewed by bringing the item to the circulation desk
  • Overdue notices will be sent out through the student's FCPS GAE email or may appear when logging on to a LBSS computer

Library Use:

Help us maintain a welcoming space for the LBSS community by adhering to the following:

  • Please, no food, drink, or candy at any time.
  • Please have a pass from a teacher in your planner and show it to the library staff when you sign in. 

Library Printers:

  • Students can print 10 pages per day for free
  • Printing is .10 per page AFTER the first 10 pages per day. 
  • Printing not picked up by the end of the day will be charged to the student's account at .10 per page 
  • Printers default to double-sided printing
  • Sorry, no color printing available, only black and white

Students are welcome to sign up to spend the flex portion of Bruin Block in the library by following the steps below.

  1. Starting at 7:30am on the morning of Bruin Block, bring your planner to the library circulation desk. 
  2. Open your planner to the day of Bruin Block, where you write your assignments, and provide it to the library staff member. 
  3. Sign up on the next available slot on the Bruin Block clipboard. NOTE: there are separate sign-up areas and clipboards for high school and middle school.  
  4. The library staff member will stamp a pass in your planner. 
  5. Show your planner to your classroom teacher and have them initial the library pass in order to give you permission to go to the library during the flex portion. 
  6. At the beginning of the flex portion of BB, return to the library, show your planner to the library staff member, and sign in on the BB clipboard. 


  • The library is only open during the flex portion of BB from 8:45am-9:33am. Students must spend the assigned portion of BB, 8am-8:45am, with their teacher. 
  • Students may visit the library during BB one time each week. This provides library access to the greatest number of individual students during BB. 
  • Library staff members check planners very carefully. Planners that are incomplete (missing pages) will not be accepted. 
  • One sign up per student per planner. Sorry, no group sign ups or sharing planners.
  • Passes for BB can only be written by library staff members, not faculty or staff. 
  • Sorry, drop in use of the library is not available during BB.  

High School students are welcome to sign up in advance, following the steps below, if they'd like to spend their lunch period in the library. 

  1. Sign up for a lunch pass at the circulation desk on the day you'd like to visit the library, prior to your lunch period.  
  2. Provide the library staff member with your planner when you are signing up on the lunch period clipboard.
  3. The staff member will stamp your planner with a pass that allows you to come to the library during your lunch period.
  4. At the start of your lunch period, show the library staff member your planner and sign in at the circulation desk on the lunch period clipboard. 

Sorry, no food or drink in the library. Please make arrangements to have your lunch outside of the library. 

The library is open for quiet study and computer use after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. Please read below for specific information on passes for after school library visits.

Middle School Students:

A pass is required for access to the library after 2:45pm. Please obtain a pass from a teacher prior to signing in at the library after school. A teacher can write a pass in a student planner on the date that the student will be coming to the library after school. 

High School Students:

Prior to 3:15pm, high school students do not need a pass from a teacher or club/activity sponsor. After 3:15pm, all high school students must have a pass in their planner from the teacher, coach, or club/activity sponsor that they have been with since the 2:45pm dismissal. 



Need to get in touch with your library staff?


Phone: 703-426-1149 


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