Media Center

Carson’s Media Center is a brightly stimulating splash of color in the center of our school. Student work is often displayed and flags from our students’ countries of origin create a favorite spot for the entire community.

Carson has a part-time Library Media Assistant, Gaetane Thibaudeau, and parent volunteers who welcome our students, staff and families daily. Classes are scheduled in the Media Center on a weekly basis. Materials in the library are chosen for their quality, their ability to reflect the cultural diversity of our community, and to support various reading readiness levels.

We are a community of readers with a circulation of over 600 books per week. Our current collection of books and videos totals over 11,000 volumes and new books are purchased every year. All materials are accessed through 4 iMac browsers using the Destiny computerized checkout and cataloging system.

Media Center Contact Information:

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Library Media Assistant
Rachel Carson School
Phone: 408-535-6287

Online Library Catalog - Catálogo en Internet de la biblioteca


Library Databases

Proquest Home Access: 
UN = SJUSD
PW = 4Research!
SIRS Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators.
Proquest Culture Concise cultural information on countries around the world.
Britannica Encyclopedia  
Britannica School Britannica Escolar
Britannica Escolar Username: sjusd
Password: teachingbooksK12
Books come to life with this engaging collection of resources!