Welcome to the Joe Michell TK-8 School library

  • Hours:

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

    8:15 - 3


    8:15 - 1:45

    Catalog and databases are available 24/7



    Rebekah Hart

    Library Media Specialist, MLIS




  • Hello everyone! My name is Ms. Hart, and this is my third year at Joe Michell. I spent 6 years at Maryin Avenue here in town - just a few miles down the road. 

    There are links to the catalog below, as well as book recommendations and links, and instructions for our databases. Instructions and recommendations will generally require you to be logged in to your school account to access. If you are accessing databases from a school computer, then you should not be prompted for any additional login information regardless of where you are physically located. If you are off campus and having trouble, let me know. 


    Parents, please help your child remember the following rules:

    • Books should be returned every other week, so your child may check out another. 
    • If the book is not returned, they will not be allowed to take another book home.
    • Books should be kept away from younger children, pets, food and water.
    • A book should be stored in your child's backpack when they are not reading it.  That way, it will be sure to be returned to school.
    • Books must be treated with special care.  Please send a book back to the Library if it is accidentally damaged while it is checked out.
  • Links and Resources

    California State Library Resources

    These resources are all avaiable to us through the California State Library. Not all demo videos have been uploaded or updated yet - please be patient! 

    Encyclopedia Britannica


    General use encyclopedia. Demo video.

    Culture Grams

    Four databases covering state, countries, and proviences; including a kids edition for countries. Demo video

    SIRS Discoverer

    This is a good database to start research on a topic. Demo video


    A more advanced version of Discoverer. 5th grade and up - can include controversial/mature topics. Demo video. 

    SIRS Issues Researcher

    Pro/Con style database, covering many current events and topics. Generally 5th grade and up. 

    ProQuest Central Student

    Aggregate database from ProQuest, specifically useful for in-depth research. Middle School. 


    Livermore Public Library

    Link to the homepage for our public library. From here, you can search their catalog (print and electronic), as well as access their databases. Students and parents can access databases specifically for students by going to: Digital Library > Kids OR Teens > Homework Help.