Library hours

9:30AM - 4:00PM
Closed for lunch 12:45PM-1:30PM

Students must have a library pass when coming to the library during class time

Online Catalog
San Jose Public Library

Mrs. Shepard
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Library Media Center


The Bret Harte Media Center is a hub of creativity, inspiration and information! 

The Media Center provides a comfortable place for students to access and create media.  WiFi is always available and Internet computers support all daily academic activities.  Media Center staff assist students in locating books, conducting research, writing essays, printing assignments and producing digital projects. 

From outside your school network, Gale databases can be accessed using “SanJoseUSD” for the password.

Gale Student Resources In Context reference database of magazines, journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and websites.
Gale PowerSearch advanced tool for searching content from Student Resources In Context.

Online Catalog

Search our Online Catalog and choose “Bret Harte”

The Media Center collection is searchable online through the Destiny library management system.  Every student and faculty member is provided a personal library account.  Students and staff may access their account online to renew and place a hold on items.  Please ask the Media Center staff if you have questions about searching the online catalog or accessing your personal account. 

Visit the San Jose Public Library website to search their online catalog and learn about their available locations and free services.


If you are interested in volunteering in the Media Center please contact your Library Media Assistant.


We have a list of desired items!  If you would like to donate used books or purchase a book for our Media Center, please contact us.  Thank you for thinking of our students and helping to make the Media Center a valuable resource!

Adele Shepard, LMCT
Bret Harte Middle School
7050 Bret Harte Drive
San Jose, CA 95120
408-535-6270 x.50252  
fax 408-927-0698