The Paly Library Knows How to Provide Resources That Students Need to Succeed 24/7.  THE VIRTUAL BRANCH IS NEVER CLOSED.....

  • PAUSD Download Library Brand new and classic fiction and nonfiction ready to download onto any personal reading device--iPad, iPhone, tablet, Kindle etc.  Students use their Library Checkout Number located on their STUDENT ID CARD.  Check out a Kindle or Kindle Fire in the library. 
  • Research Library Prep with ebrary-80,000 books!  New this year!  Full-text academic books along with major newspapers and important magazines and academic journals are combined in one easy-to-use personalized research experience. See Schoology or a librarian for access information.  
  • Paly Library Database Collection has everything from news and current events to academic journals and subject-specific offerings.  Students gather content for academic projects and learn how to use the tools they will need to be successful in college and beyond. 
  • Follow the library on Facebook by "liking" its page.

Our physical branch at the center of the school is a buzzing hub of activity staffed by a teacher librarian and a library assistant. 

They collaborate with school staff to teach students and are always on hand to assist students with their reading, research, and productivity needs.  In addition, there are always many other learning opportunities spinning around such as author/speaker visits, special exhibits or multi-media projects.  In February 2014 we will have our first TEDx Palo Alto High School at the library.  

Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:50am-5pm; Friday 7:50am-4pm

Rules of Engagement:

  • There is a computer lab and fee-based copying and account-based printing.
  • Most resources can be checked out for 2 weeks and can be renewed if necessary.
  • Patrons are expected to pay for replacing lost or damaged books. THERE ARE NO FINES FOR OVERDUE BOOKS.  We encourage students to check out AS MANY RESOURCES AS THEY CAN BE RESPONSIBLE FOR.  Our motto is: GO FORTH AND READ!
  • Textbooks are available for study in the library. 

Students are asked to protect the facility by not eating in the library and respect others by turning off cell phones and conversing in a way that maintains a mellow atmosphere conducive to study and getting work done.




Henry, Debbie Library Assistant
Kellerman, Rachel Librarian
Thomas, Sima Librarian

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