Library media center

Tel. (760) 393-5400 | Ext. 44140

Library Hours:

Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri ~ 8 until 3:30

Thurs. ~ 9 until 3:30

(These hours may vary due to staff meetings & trainings)

Meet Our Staff...

Mrs. Blanchette ~

Teacher Librarian

Windy.Blanchette@

desertsands.us

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Mrs. Andrade ~

Library Media Specialist

Jennifer.Andrade@

desertsands.us

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Free ebook Resources

a library of over 60,000 free ebooks

where you browse by subject

Online academic research sources

  • Destiny, a searchable database of more than 10,000 titles of fiction and non-fiction books in our state-of-the-art library.

  • Gale Cengage, a database with general articles on varied topics. Includes text, audio, and multimedia, along with digital annotation capabilities. Directly links with teacher and student district Google accounts.

  • ProQuest, our searchable academic article database. (At this point in time, the state has only purchased access for students while physically at school. As a result, students cannot access articles from home on chromebooks. To work around this limitation, students can download pdfs of available articles while at school and save them to their Google Drive to then read at home.)

  • TeachingBooks, a resource that focuses on authors and fiction literature with author interviews and book trailers. Can be used to supplement Core Literature.

accessing Books online - See hyperlinks above

Interested in checking out a traditional print book?

Follow the directions below


  • Using your Google account, use the desertsands.us bookmarks.

  • Open and choose DSUSD Follett Destiny.

  • Click Login - top right corner of Destiny page.

  • Choose your Google account associated with the school district to connect.

  • Click open Library Search- look for a title, subject or interest you want to read, once found, place on hold.

  • Come to the campus and pick up title.


Library Services


  • The library has computers and printers available for student use. Please refer to the library hours and pass requirements.

  • Library books are available and can be checked out for up to 2 weeks at a time. You must have your ID to check out a book. Be sure to return your checked out book in the drop box, located at the front desk of the library, prior to the due date, so others may enjoy the book as well.

  • All books must be returned before summer break to be cleared for next year's registration.