About the Library
The mission of the Byrd Library Media Center is to meet the academic needs, requirements, and desires of the school population and to ensure that students are effective and independent users of ideas and information.
It is our vision to provide a library media center that provides a well-rounded collection of popular, educational, and multicultural materials, and technology that enhances learning, entertainment, a love for reading, and is the heart of the school community.
95% of our collection is comprised of fiction, non fiction, and reference books. The remaining collection consists of magazines, videos, DVDs, audio books and electronic resources. The library has 6 computers dedicated exclusively for OPAC. There are 16 computers for individual patron use with online access to the district’s Digital Library and the Internet.
The Digital Library provides access to searchable periodical databases, encyclopedias, biographies, and other standard reference works.
The library media program is designed to include instruction, services, and a variety of resources and materials where students can develop the literacy skills needed to achieve success in meeting elements of the California Content Standards as well as Information Literacy Skills.
Library classes and instruction are available to introduce and teach research and study skills. Teachers are encouraged to collaborate on developing research and study skills assignments that would involve use of the library’s print and electronic resources for instruction and assignments.