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Library & Media Center

Welcome to the Rancho Alamitos High School
Library and Media Center
Open daily from 7:20 am – 4:30 pm.
Mr. Mahoney, Library Media Teacher
The Rancho Alamitos High School Library Media program is fully integrated into the school's curriculum and is central to the learning process of all students. The program promotes student academic achievement towards meeting state content standards and ensures that students and staff can effectively use and access ideas and information. Current up-to-date information in the form of books, databases, periodicals, reference materials, and online resources are available during the regular library hours. Students are also encouraged to use the library before school, during lunch, after school, or throughout the regular school day with a written pass from their teacher. The library also has 36 Internet connected PC computers available for teacher and student use.

Library materials are selected to serve all of the curriculum and the needs and specific interests of the entire range of students with individual learning styles and multiple intelligences. Students may access the library resources through our Destiny Library System using the following link: Library Resources  Login is the same as your school account.
Technology Assistance
Lead Technology Support Specialist - David Godoy
Technology Support Specialist - Rommel Dawson
California K-12 Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Gale, ProQuest, and TeachingBooks are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.

These digital resources are provided for all California students from the California State Library.


Encyclopaedia 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.

Elementary  Middle  High Escolar

Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 | [email protected]


TeachingBooks (PreK-12)

One stop provides resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.



Need help from TeachingBooks? See our support page. 510-239-7391 | [email protected]


Gale (Grades K-12)

Gale STEAM resources provide essential, curriculum-aligned digital content for California K-12 learners. Include links to resources for elementary, middle and high school content.


Need help from Gale See our support page. 800-877.4253 option 3 | [email protected]


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.

Need help from ProQuest? See our support page. 800-521-0600 | [email protected]