Books & Libraries

Libraries and Community Resources

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Use the online catalog to search for books and other resources available in the library.

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Santa Cruz Public Library includes 10 neighborhood library branches and a web-based digital library. SCPL cards provide online access to subscription databases and other resources.

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Local, independent, book seller and supporter of Santa Cruz City Schools’ Libraries,

Bookshop Santa Cruz sells books in-store and online.

Santa Cruz City Schools Libraries’ Union Catalog

Recommended Titles

The 100 Most Often Recommended Works for College Freshman

Pathfinders - Titles that support Harbor High curriculum and high interest subject areas

Young Adult Book Lists - From the ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association

Book Awards

California Young Reader Medal - the official site. Voting takes place in March each year.

National Book Award - Given by the National Book Foundation for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and young people's literature

Newbery Award - The books selected as the best literature for youth.

Michael Printz Award - Given for excellence in young adult literature.

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - The Pulitzer honors excellence in journalism and the arts

Pura Belpre Award - Given to the best books by Hispanic authors and illustrators

Buy the Harbor library a book! Free photo: Book, Star, Open Book, Magic, Read - Free Image on ...Check out our wishlist of student and faculty requests.

If you are interested in donating a used book to the library, please contact Ms. Greene directly: sgreene@sccs.net.