Welcome to the Marquez High School Library and Research Center

All Great Leaders Are Great Readers

Library Policies:

The Marquez High School Library and Research Center is open every school day, including before and after school, during each school's lunch times and nutritional break times.

Students may come to the library during class times with a teacher signed note/ library pass.

Closed Saturdays and Sundays and all school holidays.

Up to 3 books may be checked out at one time for a maximum of 2 weeks.

Books must be returned in 2 weeks.

Books may be renewed for an additional 2 weeks.

Late fees: 0.10 per day.

Lost books must be paid for.

Teacher Librarian:

Mr. Stelzried, B.A., M.Ed., Dual Credentialed: California Clear Teaching Credentials: 1) Teacher Librarian Services Credential & 2) Single Subject Teaching Credential, English


May this oath inspire all students to become lifelong readers!

Several great strategies for diligent parents to motivate their child to read.

Library Literacy Events:

America's Battle of the Books

Congratulations to the Marquez High School's Battle of the Books team for achieving third place at this school year's 2018 - 2019 High School Battle of the Books District FINALS competition which was held on Friday, April 5th, 2019, again after school at North Hollywood HS.

Last school year, Marquez High School's first Battle of the Books team had an excellent and extremely close "Battle" and achieved a very rare "Tie" for first place against North Hollywood HS during the April 13th, 2018 LAUSD Finals High School Battle of the Books competition held after school at North Hollywood HS!

Please see Mr. Stelzried, teacher librarian, (and our Battle of the Books team academic coach) in the school library for information on how to become a member of this great academic team, which improves literacy and inspires a lifelong love for reading and literature.


Yallwest Saturday, May 4, 2019

Yallwest Home Page The 2017 - 2018 Yallwest Book Festival was held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Santa Monica High School. Morning Keynote with authors Tamora Pierce (The Song of the Lioness series and The Protector of the Small series) and Tomi Adeyemi (The Children of Blood and Bone). Afternoon Keynote with authors Veronica Roth (The Divergent Series) and Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes).

This was the second consecutive year our school library's full-time, fully California Clear Credentialed Teacher Librarian, Mr. Stelzried, led a school bus full of our amazing and awesome Marquez High School students to this wonderful literacy event, which included FREE tickets for all students to the above Keynotes, as well as many other ticketed events, free round trip transportation, free lunch, opportunities to meet so many award winning YA authors and attend free author book signings, and free student selected brand new books! If you were unable to go to the Yallwest Book Festival last year, but would like to go in 2019, please see Mr. Stelzried in the school library about attending this amazing literacy focused field trip in the spring 2019 semester!

Why School Libraries Are So Important

School Libraries Build Strong Students

Why Are School Libraries Essential?

School Libraries - More Important Than Ever

PSA for School Libraries - Author Jason Reynolds

Reading Resources

What Are Lexile Levels

What does the Lexile measure mean?

Lexile Level to Grade Level Correspondence

About Lexile Codes

Text Complexity Rubric

LAPL Teen Books The Los Angeles Public Library Teen Web has many great suggested reading lists.

ATN Book Lists You can find lists of books by author, genre, and read-alikes.

CDE Reading Lists California Department of Education suggested reading lists.

Reading Rants "Out of the ordinary" booklists for teens written by Jennifer Hubert.

Good Reads Young Adult/Teen suggested reading

The Good Reads List of the Best Book Series

The Good Reads Top 44 YA (Young Adult) Books

Epic Reads

2018 Reading Challenge

Teen Reads from the Library of Congress Suggested reading and FREE online classic literature!

The Book Seer - What to Read Next

Library OPAC (OPAC - Online Public Access Catalog)

LAUSD Digital Library A vast scholarly collection of subscription databases including EBSCO Publishing, ProQuest, ABC-Clio, Gale, Associated Press Images, Salem Press, Cavendish Square, World Book, Encyclopedia Britannica, and many more.

Library Databases vs. the Web

Database Search Tips: Keywords vs. Subjects

Public Libraries:

Los Angeles Public Library

County of Los Angeles Public Library

Digital LearningDigital Learning

Digital Learning Opportunities from LAPL

FREE Tutoring & Homework Help

Free Homework Help Free tutoring and assistance for all subject areas for grades K-12, including AP classes and college classes up to 2nd year of college level! All you need is a Los Angeles Public Library card. Open everyday 11am - 11pm.


Find the College for You


Riveted Books Free ebooks

First Book Free ebooks

Project Gutenberg FREE ebooks

Library of Congress FREE ebooks

Open Library FREE ebooks

Open Cuture FREE ebooks

ManyBooks FREE ebooks

Learn English With Shakespeare Free ebooks, audio books, and web resources

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Unabridged Version

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (Original Spanish) Unabridged Version

FREE Audio Books

FREE Summer Audio Books Download two new free audio books each week! A great way to experience diverse authors from a variety of cultures.

Open Culture Free Audiobooks

LibriVox Free Audiobooks

Libro de Poemas (Federico Garcia Lorca)

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (Volume 1)

Additional Research Portals to Access Digitized Primary Sources

Digital Public Library of America

Archives Portal Europe

Europeana Collections

National Archives

Document Analysis Worksheet Primary Sources analysis tool from the National Archives

DocsTeach Primary sources, lesson plans, and teaching activities from the National Archives to learn about Congress

Primary Sources on the Web - Primary Source documents, maps, and images. U.S. History and World History

Telling Stories.org - Oral histories of elders who witnessed key events of the 20th century

The Avalon Project - Primary source documents in history


Educator Databases

All California educators may use TeachingBooks.net

TeachingBooks.net Instructional Resources including book guides & lesson plans, diverse books, resources for award-winning books, literature based vocabulary lists, Meet-the-Author videos and book reading

Video Tour of TeachingBooks.net

Multicultural Diverse Books Award Winning books with primary source instructional materials from TeachingBooks.net

TeachingBooks Complete Books with Audio

Educator Websites & Resources

MIT Open Courseware

Science Out Loud - Science Videos

MIT's Choose Your Own: Chemistry Adventure

PBS Teachers - Lessons for teachers

Smithsonian Learning Lab Smithsonian Education