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Welcome to the Palms Middle School Library!

Palms Library

Students use the library for reading, researching, studying, browsing, and checking out books, for quiet group work, and to get homework help. Students come for class lessons in the library and to do research.

Library computers
The Library computers

Library Information

The library is open most days before school, at break, at lunch, and after school, but not after school on Tuesdays or Minimum Days.

If students are not picked up by 2:00pm on Tuesdays or 1:00pm on Minimum Days then they will be escorted to the P.E. side, where there is supervision.

Books are checked out for 2 weeks and may be renewed. Some reference books are checked out overnight. Students may check out books at any time during the day.
Library cards
Your picture I.D. is also your library card. It can be used to check out books, but is not required.
Internet access
Supervised Internet access is sometimes available. This privilege depends on proper online behavior and on having a signed Responsible Use Form on file.
10 cents per school day, not counting absences and non-school days. The book must be checked in first; fines can be paid anytime afterwards. Students must pay the cost of lost books.
Overdue notices
Overdue notices will be emailed to you through Schoology. You can also check your library account for textbooks AND library books by going to “Destiny Library” and “My Info.”
School activities
Each student's library record must be cleared before they can participate in some activities and at the end of each school year.

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Digital Library

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Digital Library

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Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL)

LAPL Student Success Card

Student Success Card Information: Access to LAPL resources is easy. In Schoology, under “My Profile,” your card and pin number are listed. Log in and enter your account number and PIN to have access to resources like: Research Databases, Tutoring, College & Career Information, e-Media, movies, music and more.

LAPL access step 1
LAPL access step 1

Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library

live homework help

The Palms - Rancho Park Branch Library is at 2920 Overland Ave, just north of National Blvd.

As part of the Los Angeles Public Library system, the Library offers:

  • A great collection, with over 6 million books, audiobooks, periodicals, DVDs and CDs you can check out.
  • Live homework help for K-12 students, using virtual classrooms on computers, tablets, or even smart phones.
  • A Teen Web page with links and information about books, comics, art, movies, television, music, sports, games, and homework help, as well as Library events.

Watch for news of the latest events on our Library Events page.

Los Angeles County Public Library

L.A. County Library

The Los Angeles County Public Library offers live homework help from a live online tutor.

You must have an L.A. County library card and PIN to sign up.

Book Fair

Bookmark Design Contest

National Reading Month

Palms held a school-wide bookmark design contest. All students were invited to participate.

The contest coincided with National Reading Month (March 2023), which motivates Americans of all ages to read every day. Reading is fun and has many benefits, regardless of your age.

Contest Rules

  • Download the submission form and use it to create an original bookmark design.
  • The design should promote reading, libraries, and/or books, using any art medium (markers, colored pencils, crayons, water colors, oil pastels, digital, etc.)
  • One winner will be chosen for each grade level.
  • Winning entries will be printed on full-color bookmarks and distributed in the Library throughout the year.
  • Each winner will receive a gift card from Barnes & Noble Bookstore and printed copies of their bookmark to share with family and friends.
  • The contest deadline is Thursday, March 30, 2023.

Fundraising for New Computers

Piggy bank

In 2015, Friends of Palms ran a success fundraising campaign on the Indegogo website:

New Computers For Palms Middle School Library

The goal was to raise $20,437 to replace the aging computers in the Library, which students use for their research projects. The goal was met and exceeded, and the Library now has up-to-date computers. The extra funds were used for the Video Production elective.