HMS Library

  • The L. M. LeKander Library at Harden Middle School is located by the Student Store, contains approximately 10,000 books, periodicals, reference books, a new student lounge and is home to our weekly Library Leaders Club that meets at lunch on Mondays.
    Our collection strengths include biographies, high interest AR fiction books, and personalized assistance.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Where can students get a Library card?
    A: Students were issued an ID card during registration. ID cards are also library cards.

    Q: How do students get a Library card if they did not go to registration or I am a new student?
    A: Go to the Student Store to get an ID card. The first one is free.

    Q: How much does a Library card cost?
    A: The first ID card is free. 

    Q: I lost my Library card. How much does a replacement cost?
    A: A replacement ID card is $5.00. Replacement cards can be purchased in the Student Store.

    Q: What can I do with my Library card?
    • Borrow items
    • Use computers
    • Check out textbooks for library only use
    • Check out materials during homework center hours
    • Check out hotspots with parental permission

    Q: How many PHYSICAL items can I check out at a time?
    A: A total of 2 books at a time

    Q: How long can I keep Library items?
    A: Loan period for all items is 2 weeks.

    Q: Can I renew items?
    A: Yes, items can be renewed up to 3 times if there are no pending requests. Renewals can be done in person only with book in hand.

    Q: Can I put an item on hold?
    A: Yes, a total of 2 items can be put on hold per Library card. Items can only be held for 3 days and an AR test on their previous needs to be completed.

    Q: How do I return Library items?
    A: Return items to Mr. Navarro and she will check them in on the spot.

    Q: How will I receive overdue book notifications?
    A: Notices will be sent to student email accounts and a hard copy will be sent to student in their class.

    Q: What are the fines for a damaged item?
    A: Minimum is 5.00 up to the replacement cost of the book (depends on damage).

    Q: I lost a library book. What are the fines?
    A: The replacement cost of any lost item.



  • Librarian Technician
    Edgar Navarro
    (831) 796-7300 extension 8225


    Finance Clerk
    Silvia Cortez
    (831) 796-7300 extension 8222