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Chaparral High School Library!

Database Passwords

Pick up a bookmark with user names and passwords for our CHS Research Databases in the library.


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Chaparral High School Library



What to read?

Build & Print a List of Library Books with Citations

Here's how to build a list of books as you search the library catalog, then print the list, and create a citation list of the books you want to use.

Here's how to find books in the library.


How to search for e-books in the library catalog.

 From the library search bar ABOVE, change the Material Type drop-down menu to Electronic Book (ebook).

USE SUBJECT RATHER THAN KEYWORD TO SEARCH for a narrower list. If that doesn't bring up what you need, go ahead and try a keyword search. All e-books open up with the same user name and password used for our EBSCO resources (pick up a password bookmark in the library).

FOR FOLLETT e-books, scroll down to our Follett E-Shelf below.

Instructions with screen shots here.


Study Hall

What is Study Hall?


Has your Counselor placed you in Study Hall? Watch the slide presentation, take the quiz, and "get busy!"  It's called STUDY Hall!

Locate sources in the library

A short introduction to finding and citing books and other sources in the library. For more information, see the Powtoons on the Steps to Research page. Click on the video below, or link to an MP4 file here.


CHS Library in the NEWS!

Follett Shelf E-Books


User name & password available in the library if you just want to read the e-book online.


Go onto our online catalog (see link above), and create your own account by clicking on Create Account on the home page.

This will allow you to download books or streaming audio from Follett to any device, and bookmark, take notes, highlight and many other features.


Download the new BryteWave reading app for any device!

Watch a video on the Brytewave K-12 Reading APP here.

Download to I-pad Gadget here.



Got books?!

Check out textbooks in the library before school, lunch, after school.

We are open 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Mondays.

Bring your schedule (or pull it up on your phone and show us) and your ID card to check out your textbooks.

No ID card yet? Just bring your schedule.

LAST CHANCE MAKE UP PHOTO IDs are Thursday, Sept 1st -- this is your yearbook picture!

The library is open for textbook checkouts ONLY until Tuesday, August 23rd.


How to pay a fine online - print out your receipt and bring the receipt with you to the library.


Last year's textbooks were due Friday, June 3rd. If you did not return your textbooks yet, bring them to the library before school, we open at 7 a.m. If you received a fine notice, please bring CASH or a CHECK MADE OUT TO CHS to pay the fine.


Parents, late textbooks cost your school district real money. We have to assume that at least some of them are lost and purchase replacement books for textbooks that may just be sitting at home. Textbooks checked out in August will be due in December; textbooks checked out in January will be due in June. Please do not hold textbooks over summer.


AP Students checked out textbooks for these classes ONLY in June: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental, AP Government, AP Psychology, AP U.S. History, AP World History, and AP English Language. All other AP textbooks are checked out in August.


QUESTIONS? Call us at 951-695-4200 x130.

Election 2016

Are you following the Presidential election? Listening to the debates?

Do your own fact-checking on Pro/Con Election 2016, a great resource for unbiased news and clear explanations of the candidate's positions. Position summaries, news, videos, and more to help you follow the Presidential election.


About the Library

The library is open for textbook business only until Tuesday, August 23rd (no place to sit! books everywhere!)

Regular Library Hours

Monday 8 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Schedule on minimum days: LIBRARY CLOSES at 1 p.m.

IF YOU NEED A TUTOR, STOP BY COUNSELING or  email Mrs. Kristy Baron for information:

Telephone 951-695-4200 x130

email and phone

Mrs. Sandy Wren, Teacher Librarian x129,

Mrs. Sheila Ferguson, Library Technician x130,

Mrs. Shirley Johnson, Library Assistant II (afternoons) x130

Mrs. Sue Palomares, Library Assistant II (mornings) x130

Ms. Catherine Benson, Computer Lab Assistant II x261



1. The library is a quiet place to read or study.

2. No food, drink, candy, or gum in the library, not even water.

3. Computers are for school business only. You may print 5 pages free from library computers if it is school-related.

4. During class, you need a pass to stay in the library. Stop at the desk to make sure there is room for you, then sign in.

5. You need a current CHS ID card to check out books.

SAFETY FIRST in the library. Know where the exits are in case of a fire. Please do not block aisles by moving chairs (just 4 chairs to a table), keep backpacks and feet under the tables.


Do you need an  I.D. card? Come to the library, we can print a new one for you. $5 if you lost the first one, FREE if you never got an ID card (new students, recent transfers). The ID "lost and found" is in the library, maybe yours is there waiting for you!

HOW TO PAY A FINE online with a credit card. You may pay a library or textbook fine through the bookkeeper web site, BUT BE SURE TO PRINT OUT YOUR RECEIPT AND BRING IT IN TO THE LIBRARY SO THAT WE KNOW THAT YOU PAID! (the two websites are not connected. The directions are here.


How to Check Out a Library Book

1. To check out a library or textbook, use your current CHS I.D. card, or a parent may check out books for you.

2. Library books are due in three weeks, but can be renewed unless another student has requested the book.

3. You may check out two novels at a time (in addition to whatever core literature you are reading in class). You may also check out up to five nonfiction (information) books at a time, but just one on each topic.

4. If a book you need is checked out by someone else, ask us to put a "hold" on it, and you will be the next person to check it out.

5. Overdue library books must be returned and fines paid before checking out new books -- checking out library books is a privilege.

Textbook checkout policies are on the Textbook page.

Find it @ the CHS Library!

Find it @ the CHS Library!

GREAT "READS": novels, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, award-winning books, latest best-sellers, high interest history, mystery, sci-fi, romance, adventure, and . . .? You tell US what you'd like to see in YOUR library!

RESEARCH HELP: reference books, nonfiction collection, research databases, Mrs. Wren's Pathways to Research for specific assignments, and trained library staff to help you find resources.

TECHNOLOGY: 30+ computers, free printing (5 pages), scanner, coin-operated photocopy machine

INTERLIBRARY LOAN: Temecula Public Libraries to CHS school library; ask the library staff how to sign up

PUMA READERS CLUB: Meet other Pumas who like to read, check us out on the Puma Readers page

TEXTBOOK LOAN SHELF: use your ID to borrow a textbook in the library and get that homework done early!