Library

Welcome to the St. Junipero Serra Library. We have over 21,500 copies that range from Preschool to Young Adult titles and 5,953 eBooks (as part of a shared Diocesan eBook Library) for you and your children to enjoy. Parents are also welcome to check out books. Please refer to the menu below to learn about our Library Apps, policies and procedures, and much more. If you have any questions regarding the SJSC Library, please contact Mrs. Ella Bummer, at Ebummer@serraschool.org

CLICK HERE for the SJSC Online Book and eBook Catalog - Destiny Discovery®

CLICK HERE for the Battle of the Books page

Destiny Discover® , App and Login Instructions

FREE Destiny Discover® App for mobile phone or tablet.

Student Apple ID's Username (email address) and Passwords are required to login.

Use the Destiny Discover® App to use on your mobile device anytime, anywhere to do all of the the things listed below. It will help you keep track of what your children are reading, what they have checked out and when they are due. It will also give you access to our library's 6,000 eBooks.

With Destiny Discover you or your child can:

  • Place holds and renew books they’ve already checked out.
  • Get Acclerated Reader (AR) information such as reading level, point value and test number.
  • Access eBooks. All eBooks accessible during the summer months.
  • Cite your book with an export tool to EasyBib

Login Instructions

In order to connect to the Library online catalog (Destiny Discover) or the Destiny Discover App (see below) you will need the following:

1. Select California for state of school

2. Select St. Junipero Serra Catholic School

3. Login using your Apple ID Username (student email address) and Password


Library Policies

Please use the links below to review all library policies. To obtain a library exception request for your child to read Young Adult books, click on the Young Adult Policy below:

Young Adult Book Policy

Library Code of Conduct

Library General Policies

Accelerated Reader

The SJSC Library has a collection of approximately 26,000 books, 90% of which have available Accelerated Reader tests (including no-fiction). To find out if a book in our library has a test and it's corresponding test # and how many points it's worth, check out our online catalog, Destiny Discover CLICK HERE

To access the Accelerated Reader online book finder program to find books not carried by our library CLICK HERE.

Celebration Book Club

Celebrate your student's birthday, special accomplishment, First Communion or favorite holiday. You can also dedicate a book in honor of your child's teacher. If you would like to participate in the CBC simply fill out the form and bring a check for $20 to the library. Students may choose their new book from the selection cart or get ideas from the library's wish list.

What you get for your $20 tax deductible donation:

1. A book selected by student and/or family for donation to the library.

2. A donation bookplate will be placed in the book with student's name and message.

3. Student will appear on Serra Vision with their book selection.

4. Student will be first one to check out the book. When the book is returned it will be placed into circulation for all to enjoy.

See below to order or you can download the form to place your order by, CLICKING HERE.

Used Book Donations

Calling all SJSC families…

As you clean out your bookshelves, please consider donating your gently used books to the library to help round out our collection.

We are particularly interested in recently published books (2012 to present) and/or any hard cover (no staple bound books please) that would be suitable for our library. We would especially like all non-fiction, especially those used for school reports.

All Books need to be dropped off in the Library.

Volunteering in the Library

Your time and assistance are critical to our children getting the most out of their scheduled library time. There are two types of Library volunteer opportunities: Classroom Helper and Library Technician:

Classroom Helpers assist a designated homeroom every time they visit the library. The responsibilities for Helpers include returning books to the library needing to be checked in prior to their visit, helping students find books they are interested in using the online catalog, finding books on the shelves and straightening the shelves before leaving. This is a one hour every other week commitment from September to May.

Library Technicians work a 2.5 hour shift weekly or a minimum of every other week. The responsibilities for Tech include, but are not limited to: circulation of books, re-shelving books, placing holds, book repair, enforcing library policies and supervision of students. Library Technicians must feel comfortable using a computer.

We would like to remind you that per Diocesan requirements, volunteers need to be fingerprinted through the Diocese of Orange and must complete the online safe environment training. CLICK HERE to be redirected to see the requirements.

Preschool Volunteers – please contact Toni Botterill at tbotterill@serraschool.org for additional volunteering requirements.

These requirements must be met prior to any volunteering on Campus.

Thank you for your support!


Useful Links

Common Sense Media

Provides age-related reviews of movies, books, games and apps.

Free ebooks
Project Gutenberg offers over 55,0000 free eBooks

Orange County Public Library
Online card catalogue and a librarians list of links to the Internet.

SMCHS Library Information
Santa Margarita Catholic Library / Media Center