If you have any questions that this website does not answer, please feel free to contact ANGEL. We will work with you to make being a part of ANGEL a great experience!
How do you join ANGEL?
Schools in the Southern Union Conference are automatically enrolled in the ANGEL Program each year. However, schools with full-time masters librarians may be an exception. Self-supporting schools within the conference may be a part of ANGEL by contacting their local conference superintendent. Any school outside of the Southern Union Conference may contact ANGEL directly.
Where do the funds come from?
The student: The North American Division policy regarding libraries states that a specific amount per student be used to maintain an up-to-date library. In most cases this comes from the registration fee paid by each student. The fees are $36 for elementary students and $40 for secondary.
The local conference: The local conferences provide a subsidy on a per classroom basis.
The union conference: A stated amount is annually appropriated by the Southern Union Conference to support the ANGEL program.
Will we get a bill from ANGEL?
If the school is requesting other regular/non-Pathways titles for their library, they will not receive a bill from us.
Each school in the Southern Union is billed by their local conference for ANGEL each year.
If the school is ordering Pathways Theme Books or Pathways Supplemental Books above the 50% (see the Pathways page for more information) we will send the school a bill for the books. The books will not be shipped until we receive payment.
How does the school get books?
There are two ways:
1. You can request specific titles, series, etc. You may also request DVD's!
The best way and time for Southern Union Schools to make requests is to register online between April 1 & June 30 each year. When you register during that period and give us your requests at that time, we will be able to get your requests (everything that is in stock) to the school by the beginning of the school year. If you send in requests after the registration period, we can't guarantee that your school will receive any books before October or November. You may submit requests through online registration, email, fax or regular mail.
Non-Southern Union Schools can send in requests at any time, however books cannot be shipped to the school until we receive payment.
2. If you don't have any specific requests we will make selections for you.
Can I pick our books up to get them faster and save on shipping? YES! By all means! Simply let Katye or Amanda know at least one hour ahead of time that you will be coming to pick up the books so they will be ready when you get to the office. Our office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm & Friday 8:00am-12:00pm.
Will we receive every book we request? We do our best to acquire your requests if your school funds available and we are able to obtain the books from either our publishing warehouse or elsewhere online.
How many copies of a title can we order? No more than 5 copies of a single title can be ordered using your ANGEL Library funds to ensure a well-rounded library.
When will we receive our requested titles?We give first priority to the schools who register online. We begin ordering those requests on July 1st of each school year. All other orders are processed on a first come, first served basis. For this reason we strongly suggest that your school requests the items it wants for the beginning of the school year during online registration. One exception to this: all schools get some of the newest ABC books in October/November regardless of their specific book requests.
Can we pay by credit or debit card? No. At this time, we only take checks or money orders.
How does our school get started using Surpass' automated circulation/check-out system? The first thing you need to do is to look at the prices. A document entitled "Circulation System Prices" is posted on our Forms & Lists page. Next, contact the office manager at ANGEL and let them know you would like to get started with an automated circulation system. ANGEL can put you in contact with Surpass to get set up.
What do we do if our Online Catalog says that we have a book, but we can't find it in our library? If you still cannot locate the book after checking with students and teachers, please contact ANGEL. We will remove the book from your Online Catalog and get you a replacement copy if you so desire.
Why does ANGEL use the Dewey Decimal Classification System?