Alisal High School Library


The library has over 20,000 volumes of books, ebooks, magazines,a virtual reference library, an online library catalog, 30 student computers, 2 online databases and 8 online newspapers. Library orientation and Information Literacy classes take place during the first semester for incoming freshmen students. Students are welcome before school, during lunch and after school; or during class time with a pass from their teacher.


Now you can read and download ebooks anywhere, anytime!

  • Quick Links

  • ProQuest Central Student

    Access to thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, reports, and other types of content. This multidisciplinary resource brings together some of ProQuest’s most used databases in education, humanities, psychology, science, social sciences, and news.



  • The Californian

    Local newspaper covering the entire Monterey County. The Californian is published in both print and electronic. 

  • Click HERE for our entire list of resources including databases, newspapers, and research tools.

  • issues

    SIRS Issues Researcher provides background and current analysis necessary for research and understanding of 360+ current and pervasive Leading Issues. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between on the most researched and debated social issues

  • NY Times

    The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won 127 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.

  • WB

    Online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, educational games, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. Username: alisal Password: trojan

  • San Jose Mercury News

    The Mercury News is a morning daily newspaper published in San Jose, California, the largest city in Silicon Valley.


Guidelines & Policies

Book Check Outs: Books may be checked out for up to four weeks. Students may check out up to five books at a time. Students with overdue books cannot check out books.

Book Renewals: Student must bring book to be scanned for renewal. Books with holds are not renewable.

Book Holds: Students may request to hold a book from the online Library catalog, Destiny located on the library or student portal websites. Student must be logged in to Destiny to be able to place holds. (Log-In: Username: ID# Password: gmail password) Once the book on hold is returned we will notify students via email that the book will be held for the student for three days.

Overdue & Lost Books: There are no fines charged for overdue books. If a book is lost or damaged beyond repair the student will be fined the original cost of the book. If a lost book is returned within the quarter of receiving payment student will be reimbursed.

Computer Rules: No Food or drink allowed in the computer area. School work takes precedence. No violent or pornographic images, games, or social media use.

Computer Log on: Username: Your student ID# , password: Your Chromebook password

Printing: Printing is for school work only. Please inform library staff before any printing.

The library is always accepting students seeking to fulfill their community service requirements. Please stop by the library and speak to one of the staff.

If there is a particular title that the library does not have, please feel free to suggest that we add it to the collection. You can use our Purchase Suggestion Form