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Media Center

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  • The Paloma Valley High School Media Center is located in the center of the campus in Building A – between the Counseling Office and A129, our campus Wellness Center.
  • Our Library Media Technician, Mrs. Martin is available to assist with your research, library book, textbook and Chromebook needs. The goal of our media center is to encourage our students to take advantage of the various methods of research to aid in their studies and to encourage the enjoyment of reading.
  • In addition to library books and reference materials, we offer audio books in easy to use “playaway” format, a small selection of graphic novels (books set in a comic book format) and we recently added ebooks.
  • To further meet the needs of our students, the Perris Union High School District is a 1:1 Chromebook district that also offers free wireless WiFi internet connection throughout all district campuses. To accommodate the high technology need, Paloma Valley has put in place the first district “Scholar Bar” that is located in our media center. Staffed by district IT and student Peer Tech Tutors, this is where staff and students can come for chromebook and software needs and issues.
  • The Media Center electronic card catalog system can be accessed online from any device that has an internet connection – If you want to search for a library book, this is where you go to do that. See our link located to the right, under “Library Book Search”. If you login to the book search program (same login and password as everything else), you can also see all library and textbooks checked out to you and your fines from the Media Center.
  • The Media Center hours are: Mondays through Fridays 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. On Tuesdays, we offer an after school tutoring program from 3:45 to 4:45 PM for those who need help with homework, projects or class assignments.
  • Students are required to have a valid pass from their teacher when entering the MC during scheduled class time. The definition of a valid pass means that it contains the following information: Date, Time or Period, Student’s Name, Teacher’s Signature.
  • In order to provide a clean, safe and welcoming environment for all
  • our students, we have a set of guidelines that we ask all students to abide by. These guidelines are posted throughout the media center and can also be found in the link provided in our links section to the right.
  • Lastly, please remember that a student ID card is needed to check out textbooks, library books and chromebooks.

If you have any questions, you can contact... Mrs. Martin
Phone: 951.672.6030, ext. 22128
Fax: 951.672.6037

“A room without books is like a body without a soul” - Cicero

List of Local Libraries

If you have ever wondered where the nearest Riverside County Branch Libraries are located, a list has been compiled for you. Please note that each library’s days and hours of operation are subject to change. It is suggested that you call the library you wish to visit before making the drive to their location.

Local Libraries Directory

Book Requests

Help us develop and expand our library collection!!! Our goal is to bring you books you want to read, books that would be useful to you or books that bring a sense of wonder, trivia and fun. We want our library to offer engaging fiction and non-fiction titles that you will enjoy. Because we are always looking to expand our titles, we need student input. If you have a book that you think would be a great addition to our library, please fill in the Book Request form to tell us about it. Together we can fill our library with the best YA books in our district and engaging, informative and fun non-fiction books!!

Book Survey

After School Tutoring

The PVHS Media Center offers after school tutoring for all of our students. Tutoring assistance is given by PVHS teachers.

Tutoring is available every Tuesday, except on minimum days, from 3:45 - 4:45 PM. Should there be a change, we will do our best to inform students by way of PA system and/or notices posted on main media center doors.

Students need to sign in via the QR code that is provided at the sign in desk. If a student is unable to sign in via this method, they need to speak to one of the teachers in charge so that their attendance is recorded.

(Please note that days/times are subject to change or become canceled due to unforeseen circumstances)

After School Peer Tutoring Information

Media Center Guidelines

The PVHS Media Center strives to provide a clean, safe and welcoming environment for all our students. In order to do this, we need the help of our students. Flyers of our Guidelines have been posted throughout the media center to help remind our students of our goals and the behaviors we expect of them while here.



Lists all books and resources in the Media Center and their availability–the high school’s “electronic card catalog.”

PVHS Library Book Search

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