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Book Requests & Resources

Request Books and Materials for Our Library

Would you like to request a particular title be added to the library’s collection?  If so, click on the graphic below and submit your suggestion(s)!  Please note, you must be logged into your LAUSD Google account in order to submit suggestions.

Our Library Resources Include

  • Over 22,000 print books
  • Access to LAUSD's Digital Library
  • eBooks in Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Over 20 periodicals
  • Subscription to Open eBooks
  • Subscription to the Los Angeles Times eNewspaper
  • Internet accessible computers
  • Audio books
  • Games and puzzles to play during lunch
  • Over 300 video and DVD titles for teachers

Battle of the Books



Battle of the Books


Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program. Students read the books on the list and participate in practice “battles" based on their knowledge of details from the book. The Battle of the Books Book Club meets every Thursday during lunch in the library. Students meet in teams, each with a team captain.


The Battle of the Books competition is held during the spring semester. We will compete with other area middle schools for a first, second, and third place team medal. Go Sepulveda!


For more information on Battle of the Books, check out this video:

Helpful Links

Gale Virtual Reference Library Here's an excellent site that provides a variety of resource material.

LAUSD Digital Library Use these subscription sites for research!

Library of Congress The Library of Congress classroom resources for teachers.

Los Angeles Public Library Mid Valley Regional Branch Library

Easy Bib This site helps you create a Works Cited/Bibliography page the easy way.

Research- Avoid Plagiarism- Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) Plagiarism, learn when it's okay to copy and when it's not!

Scholastic Reading Club Order books for yourself and your family and help our library at the same time! Our class code is Q9CFT.

Sepulveda Catalog- OPAC Search the catalog!

College Research Topics

Chemical Elements 8th Grade Element/Periodic Table Project

Natural Disaster Research Project Ms. Doherty's Natural Disaster Box Project

National Geographic Videos

Significant Event Research Projects YouTube Channel for Ms. Doherty's Research Project

Ancient Greece Research Project Links for the 6th Grade Research Project


Important Information


Library Hours

7:15 AM – 3:15 PM

We are not open after school on Tuesdays and Minimum Days.

Checking Out a Book (To take with you)

Have your ID card ready and come up to the Circulation Desk.

Students, you are responsible for your library books!  Please look them over before you check them out so you are not charged for damage.  Do not loan them to your friends.  If your books are lost or stolen, you are responsible.  Keep them in a safe place, and return them on time.  Renew them for additional time.
 To Check In a Book (Return to the Library)

Return the book to the bin on the Circulation Desk or wait in line.
 Late Fines

LAUSD charges 10 cents per book per day.  The maximum fine without damage or loss is $5.00.

Damaged Books

Full replacement cost for damage to the book including one or more of the following: water damage, writing in pen, pages missing or torn, and/or cover and spine damage that cannot be repaired.  Please see Ms. Crow to find out the cost of the book.


You may renew your book up to two times, as long as it's not on hold for someone else.  Come to the Circulation Desk, and let us know you would like to renew your book(s). You do not need to have your book with you.


You may check out magazines from the current month or older.

Reference Books

Reference books may be checked out overnight.  The book is due before first period the following day.

History Help


Here are some reliable web sources to use for your history wax museum biography project!


American National Biography

Encyclopedia Britannica

World Book

Read Across America



Help us honor Dr. Seuss on his birthday by reading a good book!  This year, Sepulveda students will have three ways to celebrate and earn prizes.


  • Dr. Seuss Reading Log
    1. Pick up a reading log in the Library.
    2. Read at least three books by March 20th.
    3. Fill out your reading log.
    4. Return it to Ms. Crow in the Library by March 20th.
    5. Earn a prize!
  • Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party
    1. Read a heck of a lot of books.
    2. Become a Sepulveda Super Reader (the Library computer system calculates this).
    3. Get invited to Dr. Suess' birthday party on Wednesday, March 4th.
    4. Eat cake, hang out with friends, and get party favors.



Class Novels & Homeroom Reading Books


Teachers, we have class sets of novels available for you to read with your students.  Many of the books also have audio.

Please click here or on the image to the left for a list of our class sets of homeroom reading books.

Stop by the library and pick up your books or contact Ms. Crow to have your books delivered to your room!

Let's read some picture books!  Check out the video above for some suggestions.


LAUSD Digital Library

If you are not on campus, log into the Digital Library using Schoology instead.

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The video above shows you how to read eBooks using Renaissance Learning MyON.

Would you like access to hundreds of eBooks for free?  Message Ms. Crow on Schoology for your special code.

Check on your Library and Textbook record using Schoology.

Lit2Go has stories, poems, and classic novels that you can read or listen to. It's easy to use, and there's no login required.