Martina Gutierrez, Librarian
Phone # ( 619) 628-4030 (Fax) 619-423-1151
Michelle Zamora, Library Technician
Phone # (619) 628-4018
Library Schedule
Monday – Friday
7.30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Loan Period for books is approximately 2 weeks. Students may have two items checked out at a time, unless extra materials are needed for a class project. Each item may be renewed twice.
Reference books may not be checked out. However, up to three pages can be photocopied. Two set of World Book Encyclopedia circulate overnight.

There are fines for overdue books. Students are given two grace days, then a fine of 10 cents per day per book is fined. Students with overdue books must return the overdue items and pay any fines before more items may be checked out. Students must pay the replacement cost for lost books.
-Students WILL NOT EAT, DRINK, or CHEW GUM in the library.
– Food and drink should be left at the counter or kept in a backpack.
-Students may NOT go to chat rooms or do e-mail unless it is a class project and the teacher is monitoring. Ask the supervising teacher or the Librarian.
(Tab) Online Search Engines
The following are research sites  students could use at school or at home for any subject they may need help in.  
(Please see librarian for password and username)
Links students to country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture. In-depth reports covering 200+ countries, the United States, and Canada
Offers more than 2,000 full-text sources, with improved functionality, and a fun and easy-to-use search interface. Includes magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.
SIRS Knowledge Source
A comprehensive portal offering centralized access to all SIRS products which target the needs of students with best-of content selected to support research, study, and homework in key curricula subjects.


Your link to a portal housing electronic references to meet many of your various research needs, including resources like:  Biography Reference Center, Explora Primary Schools, Explora Secondary School, High School Research, EBSCOhost, Research Databases, Consumer Health Complete, Science Reference Center, History Reference Center, “Read It”, English Language Learner, Literary Reference Center, NoveList K-8 Plus, NoveList Plus, Points of View, EBSCOhost, Academic Journals,  andEBSCO Discovery Service.

Research using Different Databases


Username:  sweet Password: water

  1. Proquest Database

Username:  Southwest Password: Southwest1!


(TAB)  Accelerated Reader Info (AR)
1.     What is Accelerated Reader (AR)
AR is an enrichment reading software program that is designed to improve a student’s reading skills.  The AR program manages data for AR library books, computer reading tests for those books, and students’ independent reading records.
2.     Where and when can my child take as AR test?
Library: before school, during lunch or nutrition break, after school, or during class period if the teacher sends the student with a pass.
3.     How can I find out if SOM has an AR test for a book that my child wants to read?
Go to  type in the title of the book and click “GO” and it will let you know if the book has an AR Test.
4.     How can I check on the reading level for a book that was not checked out from the SOM’s library?
Go to  type in the title of the book and click “GO”.
BL = Book Level                 AR Pts. =AR Points

AR Reading Levels
1.0-1.99 Yellow
2.0-2.99 Orange
3.0-3.99 Light Blue
4.0-4.99 Red
5.0-5.99 Green
6.0 – 9.0 Dark Blue

(Tab) How to cite a source – MLA Style
1.                 Click the citation format you need and then the type of resource you wish to cite.
2.                Complete the Web form that appears with information from your source.
3.                Click [Make Citations] to generate standard bibliographic and in-text citations.
4.                Copy the citation and paste it into your work.