CMS Library Media Center Hours and Policies





sarah [dot] devito [at] chariho [dot] k12 [dot] ri [dot] us (Mrs. DeVito )Library Media Specialist, MLIS cynthia [dot] skelton [at] chariho [dot] k12 [dot] ri [dot] us (Ms. )Cyntha Skelton Library Media Specialist, MLIS cmcad [at] chariho [dot] k12 [dot] ri [dot] us (Mrs. Caddick), Library Media Clerk


Library Media Center Hours

Monday 7:15 - 3:05 (If late bus is available)

Tuesday 7:15 - 3:05p.m. (If late bus is available)

Wednesday 7:15 - 2:15 afterschool by appt to work on research skills

Thursday 7:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Friday 7:15 - 2:15 p.m.

The library media center is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday after school 2:15 until 3:05 for students who are going to be working on school assignments. We are happy to help students with any research or information literacy skills.

Hours may change as necessary. Check with the Library Media Center when making plans to stay after school.  



  • Instruction in information literacy.
  • Assistance locating, retrieving, interpreting and evaluating information.
  • Assistance with software applications: PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, FrontPage, Netscape Composer, Inspiration.
  • Access to an online card catalog, the Internet, online databases, software applications, books, and more.
  • Readers advisory, bookmarks, booklists, and booktalks.
  • Space for meeting, reading and studying.
  • Integrating technology into classroom projects and much, much more!


  • Students may borrow library materials for two weeks.
  • Faculty and staff may borrow library material for four weeks.
  • Students may have a maximum of three books checked out at the same time.
  • There are no fines for items that are returned late.
  • Students will be billed for items that are not returned in a timely manner. Billing costs reflect the purchase price of the item and processing costs.
  • Students will be refunded any funds collected for "lost" library materials that are found and returned within five weeks of payment.
  • Interlibrary Loan: The interlibrary loan service accesses the catalogs of many Rhode Island schools as well as LORI libraries, including all academic and public libraries, and some specialized libraries. Request a book and it will be delivered to Chariho in about a week to 10 days. The service is free to all sutdents. When on the library catalog, log in at the top right corner of the screen. When searching for a book, select 'RICAT' in the location drop down menu and once you find what you are looking for, select "HOLD IT!' and you will receive a message stating that your book is on hold and you will be notified when it arrives.  
  • Interlibrary loan for non-Chariho students: 2 week loan period with 1 renewal. Payment of the replacement value of any lost item is required.  
  • All items in circulation are available for interlibrary loan. Local patron hold requests take precedence over interlibrary loan requests for the same item.