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The newly renovated Media Center has a robust library of over 15,000 books, a growing collection of eBooks, a Media Lab of iMacs running the Adobe Creative Suite, the Fireside room (home to special collections and archives), and Chrome carts with full Internet access. Printing is available on-demand and color printing is available upon request.  The flexible seating offers a variety of study options for students during their unscheduled periods. The Media Center is open at brunch and lunch as well.  Food and drinks are prohibited at all times; we invite you to enjoy your food/drink the Tea Garden.

The Learning Center: From 7:15-8:15 am and 3:45-5:45 pm, Monday through Friday, the Library is open for Learning Center activities.

(On collaboration Mondays, the Learning Center closes at 4 pm.).

Tutoring for students is available during this time in the following subjects: English, Math, Social Studies and Spanish.

The Learning Center


We are most happy to assist you or answer any questions you may have regarding the Sequoia High School Media Center. You can reach us at the email link below or by calling the school number at 650.369.1411 and dialing the extension listed below:

Betsy Snow
Media Specialist
Ext. 64201
Textbooks are available in the lower textbook room off the main hallway. Please bring your student ID if you wish to check out a book. Teachers may sign up to bring their classes down to check out textbooks.
Shannon Schadler
Library Assistant
Ext. 64202

Want to read free books on your personal device? See Ms. Snow for a code for the app Open eBooks!
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Ms. Snow is currently reading:

Purple Hibiscus
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
The Sun Is Also a Star
The Hate U Give

Betsy Sergeant Snow's favorite books »

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TRY THIS: History in Dispute! (pw: venerable)

Online Resources

The following online resources are useful for historical research and writing.
  • American Memory
    The American Memory digital collection at the Library of Congress is a comprehensive source of primary materials on every aspect of American history.
  • ART Cyclopedia  An index of online museums and image archives: find where the works of over 8000 different fine artists can be viewed online.
  • Calisphere
    Calisphere is a large collection of digital resources on California history based on the primary sources of the collections at the University of California Library System
  • Digital Public Library of America                                                                                                                                            Brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.

Evaluating News

Use the CRAAP test!

Self-Guided Learning

Want to learn Photoshop or Game Design?   The District provides a free account for everyone!

Step 1: Go to in your browser.

Step 2: In the login page on the right side enter the district web site which is This will bring you to a login window where you will enter your school ID as the login name and your first and last initial and six digit birth date as your password. (this is the same login you use to access your google apps account)

Step 3: Search the web site for the software you want to learn and start learning right away.



Did you know that Ms. Snow is and Adobe Certified Expert? Ask her all about it!

Writing Help

Helpful Resources for Research and Writing

  • Online Writing Lab at Purdue
    A very useful site that includes tips on writing successful papers. Includes the most recent MLA (Modern Language Association) citation rules.
  • Citation Machine
    Useful information on making proper attributions in citing sources.
  • Great Books Online
    "The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge." Website blurb.
  • Voice of the Shuttle
    Intermediate to advanced source for humanities research, sponsored by UCSB.


Sequoia High School's Library Card:  29045141905390       1234

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Sequoia Library Collections

The following collections or categories of materials may be found in the Sequoia Library.

General Reference: Books are used in the Library only.

Main Stacks: The bulk of the books on all subjects. Check out duration is two weeks, with renewals.

Quick Reads: A section of shorter books easy reading and enjoyment. Fiction and non-fiction.

Magazines: A variety of titles from the American Photo and New Yorker to Sports Illustrated, Skateboarding, with titles on fashion, travel and exploration, technology, art, world events, etc.

Spanish Books: A section covering all subjects, including fiction, housed in the Fireside Room.

Fiction: Most of the fiction-novels, short stories-are found in the Fireside Room.

Primary Sources: The Library has select items for research. These include a collection of unpublished Civil War letters, local history books and documents, school newspapers and Yearbooks.

All cataloged materials are listed with the Dewey Decimal System. The ten major categories consist of the following:

Dewey Decimal System Categories

The Ten Main Classes

000 Computer science, information & general works
100 Philosophy & psychology
200 Religion
300 Social sciences
400 Language
500 Science
600 Technology
700 Arts & recreation
800 Literature
900 History & geography



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