- Library Orientation
- Finding Your ID in Student Portal
- Library Catalog and Putting Books on Hold
- BVHS Library App
- What Should I Read Next?
- English Literature Lists
- Sacramento Public Library
- BVHS Databases
- Digital Awareness
Students can see what physical and ebooks the library has available by using the library catalog: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/46799
Find something that you would like to check out? You can check out ebooks immediately and put physical books on hold for pick before school, break or at lunch. ID is required for all physical book checkouts.
Placing a book on hold:
- Go to the Bella Vista HS Library catalog tinyurl.com/BVHSlibrary or use the BV Library app tinyurl.com/BVLibraryApp You can also click on the Follett tile in your Portal.
- Log in with your San Juan username and password. Top right.
- Search by title, author or keyword. When the book you are looking for pops up, select Hold.
- Books placed on hold before lunch will be available by library opening the next school day. Maximum of 3 books can be checked out for 3 weeks.
Holds can be picked up before school, break, lunch and right after school.
*Student ID required to check out a book*
Adding Library/CCC App to Your Phone
- View the App in Safari browser
- On the bottom of your screen, select the box with the arrow pointing up
- SCROLL DOWN TO “ADD TO HOME SCREEN”.
- CLICK “ADD”
YOU’RE ALL SET!
- VIEW THE APP IN BROWSER
- IN TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER OR AT THE BOTTOM, SELECT THE THREE DOTS (HAMBURGER)
- SELECT “ADD TO HOME"
- CLICK “ADD”
YOU’RE ALL SET!
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Did you know that there are thousands of ebooks and audiobooks available for free from the Sacramento Public Library?
Choose from thousands of ebooks, audiobooks and comics. Titles can be borrowed immediately and read in your web browser or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period. Link through the Sacramento Public Library website to get started.
To download the mobile app, search for “Hoopla Digital” in your app store.
The newest app is the easiest way to get started. Libby offers a simplified browsing, checkout and reading experience.
Install the Libby app from your device's app store.
Or, visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser.
In Libby, follow the prompts to type in Sacramento Public Library and sign in with a Sacramento Public Library card.
Browse your library's collection and borrow a title.
Borrowed titles appear under Shelf > Loans and download to the app automatically when you're connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you're offline.
Bella Vista students have access to online databases via the Sacramento Public Library and the state of California Virtual Library Project. Database info and access can be found: https://sites.google.com/sanjuan.edu/bvhsdatabases/home
Learn about many aspects of Digital Awareness:
- Your Digital Footprint
- Internet Addiction
- Website Evaluation
- Fake News
- Copyright and Copywrong
- Security and Privacy
- Social Media
- Students must have their ID to check out a books
- Students are responsible for returning the books that they check out. Student names are attached to the barcode of each book.
- Books left in classrooms are not the responsibility of the teacher.
- Students are responsible for reasonable care of their books.
- Students will be charged for lost/damaged book.
Damage/Lost Textbook Fines
Cover Damage $10.00
Water/Liquid Damage $10.00 - Replacement Value
Missing Barcode $10.00
Torn/Missing Pages $1.00 - Replacement Value
Writing in Book $1.00 - $10.00
If you wish to purchase a replacement book online you must make sure to get the correct edition. Using the book's ISBN number is the best way to make sure you are purchasing the correct replacement. A list of ISBN numbers for currently adopted textbooks can be found on this ISBN list.
****We do not give refunds for books that were replaced with another book.****
Q & A
Q) What if my textbook is so damaged that it can't be used again?
A) Excessive damage to a book that causes it to be unusable will result in the student being charged for the replacement cost of the book.
Q) How do I get another textbook if mine is lost or stolen?
A) As soon as the replacement cost of the textbook is paid, a copy of the receipt is all you need to clear the fine. If you wish to purchase a replacement book online you must make sure to get the correct edition. See this ISBN list.
Q) What if a student pays for a textbook that is later found?
A) The book becomes the property of the student/parent as soon as the textbook bill has been paid. If a student later finds a textbook for which they have paid and the textbook is still a current adoption, the student will receive a refund.
*** We do not refund for lost English novels.
Q) What if a teacher allows students store textbooks in the classroom?
A) Students store textbooks in classrooms at their own risk. A student is responsible for the textbook they checked out – not just any textbook. If the textbook disappears from the classroom, the student is still responsible for the textbook. We do not recommend storing textbooks in the classroom.