High School Library

  • Please visit the High School Library Homepage in Canvas for:

    • research help
    • citation help
    • printing help
    • databases
    • and more!

    About the HS Library 

    Staff

    Mrs. Hefley, Library Technician, runs the HS library full-time.  She has three children: David ('10), Alicia ('12), and Caroline ('15). She enjoys working with students and helping them reach their goals.

    Quick Facts

    Hours:  M-F  7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

    Book Checkout: 3 weeks.  You may renew your items.

    Late Fees: 10 cents per day.  Reference is $1.00 per day.

    Photocopies: 5 per day for academic use.  Personal copies are 10 cents each.

    A pass is required during class hours.

    No food or drink except bottled water.

    Library Catalog & Online Databases

    For all links, please visit the VC Libraries & Databases page. 

    Technology 

    The library contains 8 All-in-one iMacs running OSX.  

    iPad checkouts are possible, upon availability, for 1 day for $1. Late fees are $2 daily. Extended checkouts will be done through Mr. Parsons.
     
    iPad battery packs are possible, upon availability, for $1, but never overnight. $2 daily fee will be charged if not returned the same day. 

    Computers are for word processing, research, and appropriate Internet use.  

    Social networking, streaming, and games are allowed before and after school (2:45 on Wednesdays) and during breaks and lunch. Bring your earbuds for audio.

    VCS Technology: Responsible Use Policy

    Behavior

    Students using the Library/Lab will follow these simple guidelines for behavior:

      • Engage in quiet, productive learning activities and allow others to do the same.
      • Be respectful of other people's time, space, person, and property.
      • Be prepared.  Bring all study materials with you.

    Outside Resources

    Local Libraries

    Websites, addresses, and phone numbers.  All VCS students can be members of the Cerritos Public Library! Ask your VCHS Librarian how to get a free Cerritos Library card.

    Common Sense Media

    For students and parents.  from the website...

    "Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology."

    Worldcat

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