High School Library

  • The Defender Library is centered on campus and available to students during school hours. The Library offers students an abundance of valuable resources: books, ebooks, subscription databases, computer access, printing, and much more! Our Librarian, Mrs. Hefley, is here to assist you with your academic needs, finding a great book to read, explore your personal interests and goals, and help in any way that will make your experience here at Valley Christian exceptional. Mr. Parsons and the Tech Help Center are available in the Library to help you with any of your tech needs and open during school hours.

    About the HS Library 

    Quick Facts

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

    Book Checkout: Regular - 3 weeks, renewals are possible. Reference - 1 night.

    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 library pass is required during class hours.

    Coming Soon: Coffee Bar! The Coffee Bar will be open before school and during breaks, it will not be open during class hours.

    VCHS Library Canvas Page

    Please visit the High School Library Homepage in Canvas for help with:

    Research, Citing Sources, Databases, Printing, & More

    See a description with this code to learn more

    Canvas homepage

    Library Catalog & Online Databases

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

    Technology 

    The library contains 8 iMac desktops. 

    iPad checkouts are available for $1, not overnight, unless approved by Mr. Parsons. Late fees are $2 daily.
     
    iPad batteries are available, for $1, but never overnight. Late fees are $2 daily. 

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

    Social networking, streaming, and games are allowed before and after school. Bring your earbuds for audio.

    VCS Technology: Responsible Use Policy

    Behavior

    Students visiting the Library will follow these simple behavior guidelines:

    Engage in quiet, productive learning activities and allow others to do the same

    Be respectful of other people's time, space, person, and property

    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

    Connect to more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. Type in your zip code and find the nearest library with the book, DVD, CD, or magazine you need.