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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 Follett 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 Ms. Ella Bummer, at ebummer@serraschool.org.
 
Battle of the Books
Celebration Book Club

Library Hours of Operation
  • Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Friday: CLOSED
Important Reminders
  • Please note that all students will need to read and sign the Library Conduct Form prior to borrowing any library materials.
  • All Young Adult (YA) books will need a YA Exception Form to be signed by the Parent(s) prior to checking out.
  • Students must follow all library rules at all times when entering and using the library.
  • During lunch time, grades 4-8 must always sign-in at the Circulation Desk. 
 

Additional Information

 

FREE Destiny Discover® App for mobile phone or tablet.

Student's SJSC 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 student's SJSC email address and Password

 
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:

The SJSC Library has a collection of approximately 22,000 books, 90% of which have available Accelerated Reader quizzes (including non-fiction). To find out if a book in our library has a quiz and it's corresponding quiz # and how many points it's worth, check out our online catalog, Destiny Discover.

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

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 donate $25 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 $25 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's book donation announcement will appear on Serra Vision.

4. Students should go to the library and see Ms. Bummer for the selected book of their choice.

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

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.


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 30 minute volunteer time every other week commitment from September to May.

**Library Technicians** work a 2.5 hour shifts weekly schedule or every other week from September through June of the school year. The responsibilities for Library Techs include, but are not limited to: circulation of books, re-shelving books, placing holds, book repair, enforcing library policies, supervision of students and completing end of the year Inventory. Library Technicians must feel comfortable using a computer and must be detailed-oriented. For new volunteers, is it required for the Library Technician to volunteer weekly for the first month then transition to an every other week schedule.

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.

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