Library

A love of learning and reading is at the very heart of a Ramona education. The Library promotes this tradition by providing resources for research and by serving as a vital hub for intellectual exploration.

All are welcome

The Library provides a welcoming environment that supports students in their development as leaders, communicators, critical thinkers, and well-rounded persons of faith, intellect, and character. Students can comfortably browse the collection, conduct research, and receive guidance in library skills and information literacy. In addition to providing state-of-the-art technological resources, the Library offers a nurturing environment where students can curl up on a bean bag with a great book or study in a private carrel overlooking the San Gabriel Mountains.

Advanced Information Technologies

In addition to an expansive collection of over 20,000 books, the library features numerous information technologies for research. Students have access to a vast number of digital and print subscriptions; including online databases, magazines and newspapers, audio books, musical and video recordings, and a scholarly collection of books on art. 

The Library features 27 new, flat screen computer workstations; wireless Internet connectivity throughout the campus; the latest software programs; two high quality printers; LCD projector and screen; and, a scanner. In addition to the computers that are available in the Library, students have access to 3 Computer Labs, 55 laptop computers, 20 iPads, and 9 iMac computers.

 
Library Mission Statement

The Mission of Ramona Convent Secondary School Library is to support the school’s curriculum and Catholic philosophy and core values, while providing all students with the resources, instruction, and support they need to become effective users of information who meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.  The Library aims to foster a life-long love of reading and learning by:

  • Providing access to diverse materials and information in a variety of formats (print, digital, audio) to all users
  • Providing instruction and support to promote digital citizenship and competency in accessing, evaluating, using, and communicating information and ideas
  
LIBRARY HOURS

Monday - Thursday:  7:45 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Friday:  7:45 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

During minimum or special schedule days, the library will remain open for 30 minutes after school. Any temporary changes for special occasions will be posted in the library.

POLICY

  • A student may check out up to 5 items at any given time, regardless of the format of the material.
  • If a class is working on a group project, each person is allowed to check out only 2 books on that topic.
  • A student may ask the library staff to place a hold on a book that is checked out by another borrower. Books that have a hold waiting may not be renewed.

LOAN PERIODS AND DUES




General BooksBooks on Reading ListsAudio Visual Materials
Loan Period
2 weeks
1 week
may not renew
1 week
Late Fee
15¢ per day
15¢ per day
25¢ per day
Renewal Limit
2 times
for a maximum of 6 weeks
0
0


All fines must be cleared before taking final exams. You may lose your borrowing privilege if you accumulate over $5.00 in unpaid fines.

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