New rules in the library change the way students study

This year, some new rules and regulations in Manual’s library have changed the activity that goes on inside. 

Students are no longer allowed to stay in the library before school unless they are on a computer studying. Some students are unhappy that the library is no longer an acceptable place to go for group study sessions or just to hang out.

“I think [the rules] are a little extreme,” Michelle Liu (11) said. “I see where [Ms. McCullough] is coming from, but I don’t think that many people care whether it’s loud [in the library] or not.”

Some other, less well-known changes have been made by Ms. Holly McCullough (Librarian) as well, however: there are no longer any charges for overdue books, copying, or color printing.

According to some Manual staff members, the rules really haven’t been changed that dramatically. Some believe it’s a good thing that the library has been changed to a more studious atmosphere rather than a social one.

“The rules are fine as far as I’m concerned,” Mr. Hank Watson (Library) said. “I really just go with the flow, and I think the library is more peaceful like it should be now.” 

“The students that actually do come in the library to study say thank you,” McCullough said. “I just thought the atmosphere before was out of hand.”

Tyrie is a sophomore at duPont manual in CMA and her position is the Multimedia Staff.

Tyrie Eberhardt serves as a Multimedia Staff Member. Tyrie does a little bit of everything, but her dream job is to be a pediatrician. In addition to being on the RedEye staff, she is a manager on the football team, and is a singer. She is obsessed with her nails, which are long and always painted fabulously.


  1. No charge for over due books? LifeSaver!
    I’m really bad with remembering to bring and getting the time to actually return a book. I also like the no page limite printing. It’s Manual, if we can’t print 11 page short stories in own on library, why should we have them.
    The morning rule I think is for the better in the long run. I am curious to know whether or not we can go up and read in the morning, with out being on the computer I mean.
    Speaking of the computers, I hear talk that we are getting new ones? I hope to see that gets covered because that would be awesome if it were true. I had to print something the other morning and after waiting for a computer, and trying three different ones, totaling close to 30 minutes, I gave up and printed it in a classroom of a teacher I don’t actually have.
    I haven’t spent much time in the library because a don’t have a study hall this year, but from what I have experienced, I think Ms.McCullough is a postive addition to the staff.

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