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Library Media Program

Our Library Media program aims to prepare students to become literate, life-long learners and trains them to be effective, ethical users of information. Teacher librarians teach information literacy skills and provide access to materials that support classroom programs and curriculum. Library resources are available to students and staff on a checkout basis. Our interlibrary loan service allows school libraries to share resources. 

The Library Media program

  • Encourages students to enjoy reading and appreciate literature
  • Provides access to a current, comprehensive, and enticing collection of materials (print and online)
  • Teaches students search strategies and techniques to access information
  • Educates students to critically evaluate information

Collection Development 

The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) library system holds records of over 300,000 items, including books, serials, audio files, videos, reference sources, and software. 

Books and materials that are housed in the school library collections have undergone a rigorous selection process. School librarians regularly evaluate their collections to be as relevant as possible. Out-of-date materials are discarded and damaged books replaced. 
Our collections:

  • Support curriculum and enrichment instruction
  • Provide quality literary choices and support student interests
  • Serve a pluralistic society


We also provide several electronic library resources for students and teachers. Please visit eLibrary for more information.