Program and Policies

Hunterdon Central's school library is an integral part of the instructional program. The IMC offers an extensive collection of print and electronic resources including books (fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, reference), electronic databases, ebooks, magazines, videocassettes, and DVDs that all support the curriculum. In addition, the library has multiple classroom areas, work spaces, computers, and a conference room where teachers and students can meet, collaborate, research, read, and study. Learn more about Hunterdon Central's school library program...

IMC Videos

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Working Papers

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I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking something up and finding something else on the way.
Franklin P. Adams

Policies and Procedures

Below is information regarding the IMC policies.

Teachers: Scheduling Classes

We suggest that you schedule a week in advance to ensure that space and resources are available.

Important: Classes may not come to the IMC unless accompanied by the classroom teacher. Substitutes may not bring classes to the IMC, and classroom instruction is only available when the subject teacher is present.

Circulation Policy and Fines

Materials may be checked out from the IMC either for three weeks or on an overnight basis (materials that are being used daily for classes, reserved items, current magazines). Fines are charged for overdue items:

3 week materials: 10 cents per day

Overnight materials: 50 cents per day (overnight items are due back to the IMC before first block. Students will receive emails from the IMC when they have overdue materials). Overnight materials may only be checked out after fourth block.

Students must have an ID(permanent or temporary) to check out materials.

Excessively overdue books or fines (over 1 month) will result in a suspension of borrowing privileges until the obligation is cleared.

Study Hall & Independent Study

Students will report to study hall first for attendance. With a signed IMC study hall pass, 5 students for each 1/2 block (10 total per block) are welcome to visit the IMC provided that they will be working on assignments. Students must remain for the entire half block.

Independent study students should sign in at the circulation desk.

Bus Passes

At the beginning of tutorial, students should sign in at the circulation desk if they need a buss pass from the IMC staff. Students are required to remain in the IMC for tutorial until 2:50pm. There will be a check-in time where students will need to present their ID.

Students who are in the IMC for teacher tutorial or a club meeting will receive buss passes from their teacher or advisor.

Food & Drink

Students and staff can enjoy beverages in the IMC; however, there is no eating in the building.

Cell Phones

Students can talk on cell phones in the "IMC Cell Phone Zone" (located by the exit doors) during UL or after school. During UL and after school, students may use their phones to text only.

The IMC follows the school-wide policy on cell phone use. Students may use cell phones for educational purposes at the discretion of their teacher.

Quiet Study Areas

During Unit Lunch as well as before and after school, in order to ensure a pleasant and productive environment for study and research for all users, the IMC has designated several Quiet Study Areas(front/new section, the magazine section, and the computer lab).


Need Help?

To report any technical issues with the databases, please email: library@hchrs.k12.nj.us

If you are accessing from off-campus, please use the off-campus access login by signing into Moodle.

To get help with your research, please email:

  • Ms. Ford:
    eford@hcrhs.org