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Library Media Center


Mission Statement

The mission of the Ankeny Library Media Program is to enable all students to be independent learners who are skilled users of information, and who appreciate literature and other creative expressions.


7:50 AM – 3:45 PM

Checkout Information


Personal account information may be accessed by logging into the Destiny Online Library Catalog. Books are checked out for 10 school days. Technology items are checked out for 1-3 days and only after student submits a signed Acceptable User Agreement. Books may be renewed online one time if the book is not on hold by another patron. After the first renewal or if the book is past the due date, patrons need to visit the library to renew. Holds may be placed on books in the SV catalog; they may also be requested from another 6-12 Ankeny School.


A limited number of hard copy textbooks are available for checkout. The length of checkout periods depend on supply and type of textbook. Textbooks for 8th grade science require teacher approval for checkout. Visit the library for details.

Overdue Notices & Fines

Fines are $.10 per day per item and are marked lost after 30 days overdue. Students will receive an email reminder that a book is coming due 1-3 days prior to the due date. After 30 school days (6 weeks) of being overdue, books are marked as lost and the student is responsible for the full replacement price of the book. If a book is returned after this time period, the student’s fee will be reduced to a 30-day late fee ($3.00).

Students should check their Gmail accounts for the following types of notices:

  • Renewal Reminder: sent the 1-3 days prior to due date
  • Overdue 1-4 Days:¬†sent 1-4 days after due date
  • Student Library Late Fees: sent weekly after 4 days overdue
  • 14+ Day Overdue Notice: sent bi to the parent email on Infinite Campus

Google Classroom for Southview Students

Southview students should add themselves as a student in their “Class of (Graduation Year)” Google Classroom. This Google Classroom is used by the library, counselors, and building admin to provide overall information to students. This classroom will follow students as they progress through the Ankeny school system, so their involvement is key to their having information regarding standardized testing, library information, and any information that is distributed to the student body as whole.

The Southview Library Media Center uses this classroom to post information concerning signing in to student library accounts,  placing holds, renewing books, and information regarding books clubs and library events. Also, important LMC-related announcements that all students need to read are shared using this Google Classroom. Contact Teacher Librarian to the get the join code for this classroom.



Contact Us

Katy Kauffman Profile
Teacher Librarian
Michelle O’Connell Profile
Media Center Associate