Welcome to Our Library


Checking Out Books

Students may check out up to 5 books. In order to check out books, students must have a current school ID with them.

A student who owes one or more books that are one or more months overdue and/or owes more than $4 in fines will be blocked from checking out more books until the account is cleared.

Due Dates

Books are due 2 weeks after they are checked out. You are allowed up to 2 renewals of any one book, which gives you up to 6 weeks to read a book without any penalties. To renew your book, you MUST bring your book to the library on or before the day the book is due. Failure to do so will result in an overdue fine.

Overdue Books

Any book that is overdue will be assigned a fine of $0.10 a day for each day that it is late. This fine will be stopped at $2.00.

Damaged Books

All books are inspected upon return to the library. If you return a book that is damaged, you will be assessed a fine equal to 10% of the book’s value. (Ex: a book worth $15.00 will be assessed a $1.50 fine.) This money will be used to either repair or replace the damaged book. If a book is damaged before you check it out, make sure to point it out to  the librarian in order to avoid getting a fine when you return it.

Lost Books

If you have lost a book, you will be required to pay the full amount of the book’s worth. Each book has a different cost so a general fee cannot be given. If you pay for the lost book and then find it later, you MUST bring the receipt with you when you return the book in order to receive a full refund.




We have 12 computers in our library, and each one provides access to:

  • Destiny, LAUSD’s central library Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) system;
  • LAUSD’s Digital Library free research databases;
  • Microsoft Word.

OPAC (Library Catalog)

Check out our library catalog from anywhere! Click here (or on the link below) to browse through the books and other resources that we have available in our Library. You can also browse the catalogs of other schools. When you go to the site, you will need to scroll down to the list of high schools (on the right of the page), and click on Daniel Pearl Journalism & Communications Magnet.