• PCS School Libraries & Databases

    Boy looking at books Thanks to a community parcel tax passed by the citizens of Petaluma in 2008, Petaluma City Schools is able to employ four of the seven full-time credentialed Teacher-Librarians in Sonoma County. Casa Grande and Petaluma High School maintain two fully staffed libraries, which include credentialed Teacher-Librarians and an Assistant Librarian at each site. Kenilworth Junior High and Petaluma Junior High Schools both employ full-time Teacher-Librarians. Part-time classified Library Technicians work hard to maintain libraries at the seven elementary schools.  Our libraries promote the importance of reading for pleasure and personal growth, digital and media literacy, student access to print and digital research materials, and provide an environment for academic and social activities. 
     

Library Catalogs


DATABASES

  • Off-Campus Credentials

    USE THIS LINK to the California State Library to access databases during distance learning.

    NO LOG IN INFORMATION will be required. 

    The Databases can be accessed by PCS Staff and Students without needing to log in while connected to the PCS network.  These databases can be accessed from outside of the PCS network, but require login credentials.  PCS staff and students can access these login credentials on the PCS Database Credentials document.  This document is only accessible to PCS staff and students, and these credentials should only be used by PCS staff and students.  

    PCS DATABASE CREDENTIALS INFORMATION


California K-12 Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Gale, ProQuest, and TeachingBooks are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.

These digital resources are provided for all California students from the California State Library.


Encyclopaedia Britannica (PreK-12)

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high.

Elementary  Middle  High Escolar

Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 | edsupport@eb.com

TeachingBooks (PreK-12)

One stop provides resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.

      

      

Need help from TeachingBooks? See our support page. 510-239-7391 | accounts@TeachingBooks.net

Gale (Grades K-12)

Gale STEAM resources provide essential, curriculum-aligned digital content for California K-12 learners. Include links to resources for elementary, middle and high school content.

Please note: If you wish to have location specific URLs for your school please visit: https://support.gale.com/cak12.

Please note: If you wish to have location specific URLs for your school please visit: https://support.gale.com/cak12.

Need help from Gale See our support page. 800-877.4253 option 3 | gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com

ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

* The icons above and main links below work for accessing these resources on your school campus. Students and staff with the district/school's off-campus access name and access codes should use the "Off-Campus Access" links below when using from public libraries or other non-school locations.

Need help from ProQuest? See our support page. 800-521-0600 | customerservice@proquest.com

Book of the Day

Literary Calendar

  • LumaCon!

    LumaCon! is a Comic Book Convention for Youth produced as a collaboration between the Casa Grande, Petaluma High, and the Petaluma Regional Library.  School-age artists sit side by side with professional and award-winning local artists. This fun event promotes youth literary, creativity, and directly benefits the partner libraries.  

    For more information visit Lumacon.net