Library Vision Statement

The Library Media Center of Gonzales High School is central to the nurture of learning and seeks to empower students to think critically, be effective users and producers of ideas and information, and be lifelong readers and learners in order for them to succeed in a complex global world.

Library Mission Statement

It is the mission of the library to:

  • Provide free and open access to a broad range of current, relevant materials for inquiry and the pursuit of knowledge

  • Promote information literacy through instruction so that students are able to locate, evaluate and ethically use information in a variety of formats

  • Provide a broad collection of literature to support reading for learning and pleasure

  • Provide a safe and inviting center for staff and students which facilitates teaching and learning

GHS Library

District Librarian:  Stephanie Boerlin

sboerlin@gonzales.k12.ca.us

Library Tech:  Cristela Castro

ccastro@gonzales.k12.ca.us 

Library Hours

Daily 7:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Closed: 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

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Library Policies

  • Book Check Out:  students are allowed to check out up to three books at a time for a period of three weeks. 

  • Book Renewal:  students wishing to extend the time they have a book may bring the book into the library to be renewed for an additional time. If the book is currently on the Reserve List, a student may only renew it for one additional week. If it is not on the list, students may renew the book for an additional two weeks.

  • Reserving a Book:  students may request to reserve a book that is currently checked out, and will be notified through the school email when it comes available.

  • Fines:  there are no fines for overdue books.  Students will be fined the current value of lost books or books damaged beyond repair as determined by the librarian.

  • Use of Library:  no food or drinks are permitted in the library. 

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Library Links

Follett Destiny

Destiny Catalog

Search Gonzales High School's Library Database for books and resources you can find on campus.

Monterey County Free Libraries

Monterey Free Libraries

(You will need a library card to access certain features)

See what resources your local library has for reading, research, tutoring, etc. You can also apply online for a library card.

Research Links

ProQuest Research Companion

ProQuest Research Companion

Online self-guided tools to help with literacy, research and writing

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer

General reference database with curriculum-aligned content for use by students and educators

ProQuest eLibrary

ProQuest eLibrary

General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with guidance

ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher

ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher

Pros and cons on 360+ complex social issues

ProQuest CultureGrams

ProQuest CultureGrams

Concise social, cultural and political information on countries, U.S. states and provinces

Britannica Encyclopedia

Britannica Encyclopedia

Information on a variety of subjects

Britannica Escolar

Britannica Escolar

Information on a variety of subjects in Spanish

CCCOnline Library

CRAP Test: Evaluating Websites

Find out how to vet a website before you use it.

Writing Links

Cornell notes

Cornell Note Template

Organize your research using Cornell notes.

Perdue OWL Writing Lab

OWL Perdue Writing Lab

Online resource for everything writing including citation formats, plagiarism guidelines, etc.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Check spelling and meaning of words

Thesaurus

Online Thesaurus

Find synonyms and antonyms for overused words

Visuwords

Visuwords

A visual dictionary and thesaurus

GrammarCheck

GrammarCheck

Online resource that checks your writing for grammatical errors

Reading Links

Book Riot

Book Riot

Media, podcasts and more all centered around reading.

Epic Reads

Epic Reads

Young Adult books including videos, reading list and more.

Learning Links

PBS

PBS: Educational NOVA Videos

Videos on science and engineering.

Varsity Tutors

Varsity Tutors

Amazing Free Classes!

Ted Talks

Ted Talks

Videos of top speakers in the field of science, engineering, medicine, education, etc.