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Database Passwords

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


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How to use Destiny Quest

Destiny Quest by Reading Levels

Fiction genres, Dewey decimal, and library map

(Library "cheat sheet")

Dewey Browse  - where would I find my topic in the Dewey Decimal System?


Chaparral High School Library

NOTE: Chaparral High School is not responsible for content in outside links.



Follett Shelf E-Books


User name & password available in the library.



CLUB RUSH IS SEPTEMBER 4th -- Join the Puma Readers!!!

Join us on Mondays in the library's TEK room at lunch, beginning Monday, September 15th.



CHS Library in the NEWS!


How to Pay a Fine Online You will need to have your school I.D. number, the bill with the book barcode number, and your credit card ready before beginning this process. Be sure to PRINT OUT your receipt and keep it as your proof! (pdf file How to pay a fine online)

How to Sign on to Your School Account  You will have to do this at the beginning of EACH semester; the "birthday" password is temporary and will work only long enough for you to create your own secret password for the year. Accounts are not available until the third week of school.


Here are some web sites that are helpful for students preparing for SAT, AP, and other tests.

Brightstorm Test Prep a "for fee" test prep site, but highly recommended

Chem Geeks

Brightstorm  choose Math, Science, or English

College Board  help with SAT and AP exams from the people who write them! Choose AP or SAT from the light gray banner across the top of the page

Riverside County Library choose e-resources, then, then enter your library card number; once on the site, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose test prep; there are also live tutors available from 1 to 10 p.m. every day

About the Library

ID PHOTO MAKE-UP DAY is Wednesday, September 3rd -- all day in the 400 "pod." Bring you schedule, the photographer will need your ID number to make a card for you.

TEXTBOOKS: All students had an opportunity to come through the library with their English teachers the August 18 - 22 to get textbooks, but if you still need a book, please come to the library with your schedule and/or ID and we will be sure you have what you need.

If  you cannot pay the fine now, we will work something out, but you must have textbooks in your core academic classes.

Regular Library Hours resume Tuesday, August 26th:

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

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

Library closes by 1 p.m. on minimum days

Peer Tutors no longer meet in the library; call Counseling for information at x124.

Telephone 951-695-4200 x130


Mrs. Sandy Wren, Teacher Librarian

Mrs. Sheila Ferguson, Library Technician

Mrs. Shirley Johnson, Library Assistant II (afternoons)

Mrs. Sue Palomares, Library Assistant II (mornings)

Mrs. Gina Held, Computer Lab Assistant

Puma Librarian Blog

Read book reviews, get tech tips, and more on Mrs. Wren's blog, Puma Librarian.

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 two weeks, but can be renewed for another two weeks, 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, Mondays, Room 262, see club calendar

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