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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



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

It is actually more efficient to search twice -- once for books, and again for electronic (e-books) in the catalog.

1. From the library search bar ABOVE, change the Material Type drop-down menu to Book, then type your search term in the search bar and hit keyword (or author or title if you know exactly what you are looking for).

2. Search again for e-books, by changing the Material Type drop-down menu to Electronic Book (ebook).

THIS TIME, 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.

Instructions with screen shots here.



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Join the Puma Readers!!!


Two Mondays a month, at lunch, room 427, beginning Monday, September 8th.


More PUMA READERS news on our web page at


We are reading The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. Next meeting: OCTOBER 6th, Teen Read Week Planning!




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).


Directions are on the Computer Labs page for signing onto school computers, chromebooks, and creating a school gmail account.


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

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.


About the Library

The library will be closed after school on Friday, November 21st for computer maintenance.

THANKSGIVING BREAK Monday November 24 through Friday November 28.

Regular Library Hours:

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

IF YOU NEED A TUTOR, STOP BY COUNSELING or  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)

Ms. Catherine Benson, Computer Lab Assistant II



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!


Got books? All students had an opportunity to come through the library with their English teachers the week of 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 have a fine you cannot pay now, we will work something out; you must have textbooks in your core academic classes.



How to Find a Book in the Library

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 427, see club calendar

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