Books & Libraries

Libraries and Community Resources

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Checkout of library materials is available for students during Distance Learning! 

- Go the the OPALS database (click on the image above).

- Click "Login" in top right corner.

- Login with your five-digit student ID#, (your password is also your student ID#).

- Choose a book! If it is available, click "Request" under the picture of the cover.

- Students with reserved books will be notified by email to come to the library for pick-up of materials, 2-3:30pm Monday or Thursday. 
- More detailed instructions are available here:
 Library Books for Student Checkout

Social distance guidelines will be enforced; masks are required. 

Email hhslibadmin@sccs-stu.net with any questions.


The Dalton School | Sora for eBooks and Audiobooks
Sora: Audiobooks and Ebooks

Sora is an app added to Santa Cruz City Schools (SCCS) Google suite that allows SCCS students to borrow ebooks and audiobooks. Students logged in through @sccs-stu.net have immediate access.
Follow the instructions here: Sora access for SCCS

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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.

Biblioteca Pública de Santa Cruz (SCPL) recursos en espanol: Sitíos útiles para educación, familias, finanzas, servicios, y salud. SCPL en Español



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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.