The Check-in!

Library Student Newsletter - New Issues Every Friday

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The library is OPEN!

Starting Monday, August 23, we are open

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday.

We are open before school, at lunch, and after school.

Come visit our spacious library & learning center.

We are located in Denali hall, above the admin offices.

We have cafe-style seating, lounge chairs, and tables -

perfect for meeting up with friends!

Charge your devices!

Need to charge your phone? or your Chromebook?

Stop by the library - we have many charging stations available!

Looking for a good read?

We have over 5,000 fiction and nonfiction books!

New books are added each month - scroll down to see our latest additions. Access our library catalog 24/7 by visiting and search for Mission Hills High School.

Not sure what to read next? Ask library staff for a recommendation!

Soar with Sora!

Welcome to a whole new world of reading!

Check out Sora, the student eBook platform by Overdrive!

Thanks to SMUSD's partnership with the San Diego County Library and the Serra Cooperative Library System, all students have access to millions of books, audiobooks, graphic novels, magazines, and more through Sora!

Click here for the MHHS library guide to Sora

Need textbooks or a Chromebook?

The textbook office is now open only during BREAK and LUNCH every day. Be sure to bring your schedule and ID card.

Textbook office closed? Come up to the library for assistance.

Forgot your Chromebook or charger at home?

The library has a LIMITED number of loaner Chromebooks and chargers available for students who left their devices at home.

Loaners MUST be returned to the library by 4:00 PM the same day as check-out.

Please remember to bring your device to school every day!

NEW BOOKS! August 2021

Summer Isn't Over!

Essential Library Vocabulary

"availability" - where can I find this book? is it print or digital?

"MHHS" - Mission Hills High School, location means the book is available in print on campus

"Sora" - online eBook platform, go to to access

"Sora achievements" - reading books in Sora will earn you achievements; we will include what achievements you could earn by reading this title in Sora

"SMUSD" - San Marcos Unified School District (original library in Sora)

"SDCL" - San Diego County Library system (add this library to your Sora account for access)

"Serra" - Serra Library Cooperative (add this library to your Sora account for access)

"reading level" - reading levels are broken down by grade levels

"Lexile measure" - listed when available, from the Lexile Framework for Reading, lexiles measure of a text's readability - best used in conjunction with a student's Lexile reader measurement, visit for more information

"call number" - used to locate print books in our stacks; using the Dewey Decimal System, a call number is the number on the book's spine that shows where in the stacks you may find it; fiction call numbers start with "FIC" and end with the first three letters of the author's last name; nonfiction call numbers use decimals from 000.000 to 999.999 to classify by subject, ex: 741.5, followed by the first three letters of the first author's last name.

"genre" - what kind of book is it? fiction or nonfiction? YA or children's? fantasy or science fiction? biography or memoir?

"graphic novel" - a novel in comic-strip format

"sci-fi" - short for "science fiction"

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Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday