Students and staff can now access e-books on any internet-connected device (or download for offline viewing/listening).

Our site collection is small, but growing. Users can also check out titles from the City of Chula Vista public library (library card needed) or the County of San Diego Library (NO CARD NEEDED!)

Anyone can get started today at or download the free Sora app for Android or iOS and use the setup code “SUHSD.” Use your Microsoft credentials (same as logging into your computer) to log in.

Hello Spartans,

The library is still open … virtually.

First of all, I hope this message finds you and your family well during this time. Please stay safe! With that said, we are pleased to roll out the following service. It is called “Ask a Librarian.” It is a Google form available at this link to help you transition into the distance learning program. We will help you find answers to your questions or refer you to the right department. Reach out. We are here to help you!

If you have questions, please ask. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll do some research and get back to you.

Ask a librarian website for the Parents/Students (no login required to view):

The distance learning site for teachers version of ask a librarian (must be signed in to account to view):

Here is a welcome video from the SUHSD librarians

Library Staff

Janice Gilmore
(Teacher Librarian)

Janet Thurston-Hernandez
(Library Technician)

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Library Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 – 12

·         Get tech support for device! 
·         Pick up textbooks
·         Exchange textbooks (due to class change or got the wrong one by mistake)
·       Check out a library book
·         Check out a device (if students don’t have one and are on the distribution list)
·         Pick up a hot spot (if student have applied and been approved for one)
·       Turn in books from previous years
·       Pay a fine
The gate on K Street between the library and the 200 building will be open, and students/parents will be screened before entering.
*If students and/or parents cannot get to the library during these hours, special arrangements can be made via phone call.
Janet is on duty from 8:00 am – 12:00 and 1:00 – 3:00 Monday – Thursday and she will answer the phone.

Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

We are available before school, after school, and at lunch to get your books or do work. Students who come to the library during class time must show a valid library pass or proof that they are not scheduled for a class that period.

All students are welcome as long as they observe classroom and library rules and are respectful to each other. We recognize that students need a quiet and safe place to study, do school work or research, and read for pleasure. The library media center provides this for them.

Students may check out textbooks, library materials and obtain research help at any time during normal library hours. A current school I.D. card must be presented to check out books or use the computers. The 38 computers in the library are for research and school related work only. Computers have Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Front Page, Inspiration, and Internet Explorer applications.

Mrs. Gilmore and Mrs. Thurston-Hernandez are here to help you with your research projects, papers, or your reading needs. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please let us know and we’ll help you find it. We listen to your recommendations of new titles for our collection. New titles are added on a monthly basis so stop by, check us out, and see what we have to offer.

Use the Library Catalog [make this a link] to search for books. There are over 20,000 books in the library. We also provide access to many databases that are listed in the Extras at the bottom of the search page. Ask the librarian for a Quick Reference sheet to get user name and passwords for databases.

Find out about current Library Programs and Resources on our Library Blog


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We look forward to helping you with your work here at Chula Vista High.