Palms Middle School

Help us Buy New Books

Make purchases at the Book Fair for your family or your child's teachers!

What's in the Library

new books in the Library
 

  • Over 22,000 books
  • newspapers
  • reference materials
  • issues from 50 different magazines
  • more than 1,000 videos and DVDs
  • audio books on CD and tape
  • about 400 career pamphlets
  • thousands of newspaper, magazine, and other articles in online databases that students can access using the computers
  • more!

How to Find It

  1. Use a computer at school. Using the databases in the LAUSD Digital Library you can search for magazine, newspaper, encyclopedias, reference materials, maps, careers, and more for any research project. To search, enter a word or words in the box and click one of the search buttons: Everything, Subject, Title, or Author.
     
  2. Use a computer at home. Some of the same resources may be accessed from home under LAUSD's Student Resources website.
     
  3. Browse the shelves. Once you find the bookshelf for a book you are interested in, look through the books on the same shelf, since they are likely to be on a related subject.
     
  4. Ask. A librarian, teacher, or aide can help you find what you are looking for.

Support the Book Fair!

Proceeds from our annual Book Fair are our only funding for new book purchases.

Return Your Books!

return your books on time

Advance Readers Copy

The library receives copies of books that have not been published for us to review.

Students are encouraged to read the book, in rough form, and write their opinion.

We try to order those books when they are published, based on student recommendations.

These books are kept on a book cart near the circulation desk.

Sign out only one at a time, please.