Welcome to the Vista Heights Library!
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (Flex Day)
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.
(Closed Part Day for Library Maintenance)
Open Both Lunches when not in use for a Class/Meeting
Library Closed for Class/Meeting When Posted
Hello Vista Heights Wildcats,
When visiting your VHMS library please remember it is a QUIET area for reading and studying. When you check out library books ALWAYS get your books SCANNED by the librarian before you leave the library! You are allowed 3 library books under your name at a time. You get to keep these books for up to 3 weeks. It is your responsibility to return your library books on or before the due date to avoid being placed on the NO-GO List. If you need the books longer please bring them to the library (close to the date they are due) so we can rescan your books and extend the due date for two additional weeks. If you finish your books or don’t want them any more you can always return them before the due date. You can exchange books with the library every weekday.
If you have any questions, please see Miss. Torie in the library.
Thank you and remember to READ, READ, READ!
California K-12 Digital Resources
Free Search Engines and Databases for Middle and High School Research -
Link to UC Riverside Open Access: https://guides.lib.ucr.edu/hsopenaccess
Online content from Encyclopedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases, and TeachingBooks are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.
These three databases are provided for all California students from the California State Library.
Encyclopedia Britannica (PreK-12)
A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high.
One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.
ProQuest (Grades 3-12)
* The icons above and main links below work for accessing these resources on your school campus. Students and staff with the district/school's off-campus access name and access codes should use the "Off-Campus Access" links below when using from public libraries or other non-school locations.
- CultureGrams - Concise social, cultural, and political information on countries, U.S. states, and provinces around the world. (Grades 3-12)
CultureGrams Off-Campus Access
- SIRS Discoverer - A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
SIRS Discoverer Off-Campus Access
- SIRS Issues Researcher - Pros and cons on 360+ (and growing) complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day. (Grades 6+)
SIRS Issues Researcher Off-Campus Access
- eLibrary - Guided Research edition delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content including more than 11,000 Research Topics (Grades 6+)
eLibrary Guided Research Off-Campus Access
- eLibrary - Database Edition General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)
eLibrary Database Edition Off-Campus Access
- ProQuest Central Student - designed to bring instant results to users across thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, reports, and more. This resource brings together some of ProQuest's most used databases in education, humanities, psychology, science, social sciences, and news. (Grades 9+, IB, AP, College Prep)
Central Student Off-Campus Access
- ProQuest Research Companion - a self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction.(Grades 8+)
Research Companion Off-Campus Access
- Schools & Educators Complete - eBook subscription database of over 13,000 titles that supports English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology. (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)