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SPMS Library

Our Library is more than just a place to read a great book...click on our LIBRARY LINK for more information.

GENERAL - LIBRARY INFORMATION

 

OUR LIBRARY AND COMPUTERS

The library and two computer labs are on the second floor of the administration building.  The library is open to students during brunch and lunch & when designated by librarian.  During those times students are welcome to browse for a book, do homework, use a computer, play a board game, or otherwise rest and relax in the library.  During class time students may come to the library with a pass from their teacher.  Library hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday. The library closes immediately after school on Mondays.

 

LIBRARY MATERIALS

Library books circulate for a three-week period, and may be renewed unless another student has submitted a request.  A fine of $0.05 a day will be charged for overdue materials and students will pay the replacement cost of lost library books.

 

Students may create a personal account in our Destiny library database, which can be used to request or renew library materials, and to submit book reviews to our catalogue.  Directions for creating a student account are on the library webpage.

 

The district subscribes to three Britannica databases, which are accessible from the library webpage.  These databases are often used for school research projects.  The username is spusd and the password is tigers.  Students are encouraged to get a library card from South Pasadena Public Library and use their print and online materials as well.  We actively collaborate with SPPL so that the public librarians know about school projects and can help students find appropriate materials after school and on the weekends.

 

TEXTBOOKS

Students are responsible for taking good care of their school textbooks, which are checked out using a unique barcode number. Students are to write their name in the space provided on the inside front cover of their textbook so it can be easily identified. Textbooks checked out to students should stay at home until the end of the school year (unless the teacher instructs otherwise). Classrooms have class sets of textbooks for most classes.  If a textbook is misplaced students should check in the library to see if it has been returned.  Students will pay the replacement cost of lost textbooks.  A fine will be charged for damage to book covers, pages, barcode, or spine.  All library and textbook overdues and fines must be cleared before the end of the school year.

 

SCHOOL COMPUTERS

Students may use the computers at SPMS for school work and personal use, provided they adhere to the District Acceptable Use Policy that parents sign during the registration process.  Students also sign a computer using policy that is kept on file in the library and is accessible on the library webpage. 

 

To use school computers, the user name is the student’s six-digit ID number, and the password is their birthday in six digits (with no dashes or slashes).

 

Students may save work to the school server, but we recommend they back up their work on a flash drive and/or via email attachment.  There is a $0.10 per page charge for printing in the library and computer labs.  Color printing is $0.25 per page.

 

School computers run Microsoft Office 2007; documents must be saved to run in that version.  Macintosh users should save documents as text files if they need to be edited at school. 

 

Malicious use of computers will result in loss of privileges and further disciplinary action.

 

LIBRARY/ASB/STUDENT ID CARD

The student’s photo identification (ID) card is also the ASB card and will be used for admission into SPMS functions (dances, etc.), as well as for checking out materials from the library. 

South Pasadena Public Library

For additional resources, including Teen Resources and online Tutoring, please click on this link:

South Pasadena Public Library

BOX TOPS

Don't forget to bring in your BOX TOPS.  They help supply the Library with books, and supplies the students need and use.

Thank you!!

The library is closed during homeroom every day.  We are open before and after school for a short period of time if students need to print, get a book, look something up, etc.

Thank you. 

BOOK DONATIONS

Book Donations are always appreciated.  

The library, classrooms and students & staff benefit from your donations.  

Please deliver them to the front office.

Thank you!

 
PTA Book Fair is coming.  Volunteers are needed.  Please sign up HERE to help.
The Mrs. Nelson's book fair is coming up during conference week.  Ella Farris, our library aide, has prepared this slides presentation with information on a lot of the hot books that will be for sale.