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Welcome to the PVIS Library!
Meet Ms. Gonzalez and Mrs. Cochrane

In cooperation with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, PVLD is pleased to announce a new type of virtual library card for students. Using your school-issued student IDs, you can log on to the PVLD Research page to access online resources on the library’s website*.

Here’s how it works

Select the electronic resource you want (see the back of this flyer for descriptions) At the login screen, enter your Student Success card number which is:

the prefix 29350888 PLUS your 6-digit student ID number

example: 29350888xxxxxx (where xxxxxx is the student ID number)
Some library resources require a last name to log in so just enter “student” for those.

No other information is required, and student privacy is always protected. Need more help? Ask a librarian or contact us at


Resources for Middle & High School Students

Reading and Literature

NoveList Plus: This resource helps you select a book to read. Find plot summaries and book reviews as well as lists of recommended reads and award winners.


Literary Reference Center: Your ultimate source for English papers. Find information on thousands of authors and their works including literary criticism.

Points of View Reference Center: Great for writing position papers. Find articles demonstrating various views of controversial topics.

World Book Online: All the articles from the print version of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus learning resources and research tools.

Brainfuse: Get live help online from certified tutors for subjects in all grades through 12, including AP classes. Get help with a specific assignment or work regularly with a tutor to build your skills. Includes a writing lab!

CQ Researcher: Find reports and analysis on a variety of issues in the news. Topics include health, technology, the environment, and international affairs.

High School and Middle School Research: Find newspaper and magazine articles, biographies, country reports, photos, primary source documents, radio transcripts, and Associated Press videos.

Newspapers and Magazines

Magazines: Find full-text articles on thousands of topics, as well as country reports and biographies.

Historical New York Times: Over 100 years of full-text articles, 1851– 2014.

Los Angeles Times: Find full-text LA Times articles going back to 1985.

Historical Los Angeles
: Over 100 years of full-text articles, 1881–1994.


Rosetta Stone: Need extra practice for your language class? Over 30 languages available plus English courses for non-native speakers.


Check out our ebooks page: for hundreds of great downloadable titles to read or listen to!

Download the Libby app to make borrowing ebooks easier than ever!
The link is on our ebooks page

JSTOR: Full text scholarly articles available from more than 2,000 academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Academic Search Complete: Full-text articles from more than 8,500 professional, peer-reviewed journals and scholarly publications.

Book of the Month!
Come check out the book Wonder by, R.J. Palacio's.

Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and Auggie Pullman, the ordinary boy with the extraordinary face, who inspired a movement to Choose Kind.