"A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it" - Samuel Johnson
Welcome to Dorothy McElhinney Middle School home of the "COLTS"Library hours are Monday - Friday 8:00-3:00 and open during all breaks and lunches
Student IDStudents MUST have a student ID card to checkout library books. Student ID cards will be issued at the beginning of the year. Lost cards can be replaced for a $5.00 charge in the student services office.
Students may use the library computers before school, during breaks and lunches. Library computers are for school work only. Students need to bring paper to print and/or a flash drive to save their work. Any disk needs to be checked by the librarian for viruses before it can be used in a library computer. An acceptable use policy must be on file for the students to access the internet.
Students may check out library books for two weeks and renew books for two more weeks. Lost or damaged books will have to be paid for before students can check out more books. Students are allowed to check out two books at a time.
Students will receive an at-home set of textbooks at the beginning of the school year on schedule pickup day. These textbooks are to be kept at home for doing homework. Class sets will be provided in all classrooms.
Students may now download audio and digital material using this link: https://murrietaca.libraryreserve.com
Available from the library web page every hour, every day!
- One Search: can search multiple sources, including the collection of library books + databases such as Searchasaurus and Encyclopedia Britannica Online with one easy and time-saving search.
- Students are able to view a complete list of search results at one glance.Book Covers are visible in catalog.
- Shelf Browse - virtuallySearch Limiters: In addition to searching the traditional author, title subject searches, you can search by genre, lexile level, format and length (# of pages) MLA citation and formatting is included
- Personalize your library experience with the individual Student Login: User name: Your 9 digit student number
- Password: Your first name and grade level
- EXAMPLE: User name: 012345678 Password: suzie11
The Destiny Quest Mobile app makes our catalog a touch away from your device. While the interface is more simple than the web-based version, it allows you to search, place holds, view Resource Lists, get citation information, see our most popular titles and see new books as they arrive.
Click on the links below to download from iTunes and Google Play -free! When asked for library URL:library.murrieta.k12.ca.us
Apple Devices Android Devices
DonationsWe gladly accept donations of new and gently used books.
California Young Readers Award
Contact InformationMrs. HamiltonLibrary Tech(951)304-1885 Ext. 3581
A general purpose resource for all ages.
Additional resources available include
Defining Moments in U.S. History
Thirty key events in U.S. history treated in detail and supplemented with primary source documents, timelines, biographies, reading lists, and glossaries. More than 2,800 entries and 1,000 photographs and images
Biography for Beginners
Illustrated biographies written especially for beginning and striving readers.
Shapers of Society
101 men and women who shaped our world. Over 1,000 illustrations. Now with Lexiles® (880L to 1260L).
700 inspiring stories with 1,500 illustrations of athletes from all sports. Now with Lexiles® (820L to 1210L).
10,000 biographies of famous people from around the world. More than 2,000 illustrations.
Stories of mythological figures from around the world.
Some new features include:
Biography for Beginners now has a cool read-along feature. Check it out.
AND we have added new biographies on the people students like to read about, including Mo’ne Davis, the fabulous Little Leaguer who pitched her way to the cover of Sports Illustrated.
New content is added daily.
MVUSD Access information: http://www.factcite.comGo to your library to get user name and password information