Gunderson High
Library Media Center

Library Media Resources

Library Media Center / Textbook Contact

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Library Media Center Technician
Gunderson High School
Tel: 408-535-6340 x61130

LMC Hours

8:00am - 4:00pm



San Jose Public Library Partnership now active!

San Jose Library CardWhat Is Your Library Card # ?
Your Library Card Number is your student I.D. # plus a prefix: For example:
For students with a 6 digit Student ID #, add the prefix 21193000 + your Student ID Number
For students with a 5 digit student I.D. #, add the prefix 211930000 + your Student ID Number

What Is Your Pin?
Student Library Card PIN
By default, it is the birth month and day following this format: (MMDD)
For single digit days or months, use a zero preceding the number.
Examples:  December 12 = 1212   •    June 1 = 0601   •    April 14 = 0414
Once you have your log-in information, click HERE to log in to the public library.

Opt-out Forms are available if you choose not to be a part of this partnership and you do not want your basic information shared with the SJPL. Please download this form, sign and return to your Librarian in your school library.

Formulario de exclusion (Tarjeta de estudiante de la Biblioteca de San José)


Research Databases

Research Databases Available for the SJUSD Community
Databases also available on the District Library Site


Library Online Catalog

Access your library & textbook account through our Library Online Catalog - Destiny


SJUSD Digital Library and San Jose Public Library

SJUSD Library
SJUSD Digital Library
This site will offer all students and teachers at SJUSD a one stop point of access to digital supplemental curricula resources from Research Databases to E-book Novels, as well as supplemental novels from Teachingbooks and more! 

San Jose Public Library

SJ Public Library
Use your ID card as your library card to access hundreds of E-books, audio, and Digital databases. Need help with homework? Try out the Online Homework Help option!
Need help on how to use your I.D. card. Click here.


TeachingBooks Resources


Home Access:  UN = sjusd PW = teachingbooksk12
No password needed for on site usage.
An engaging collection of resources that brings books to life.
Find book trailers, movies with authors, audio performances, discussion questions, and more — all great ways to engage with books together!


Springboard Reading List

Springboard Recommended Reading Lists Available to support your ELA Springboard Units.

9th Grade

Flexible Novel Unit 2
Reading Lists Units 1-4

10th Grade

Flexible Novel Unit
Reading Lists Units 1-4

11th Grade

Flexible Novel Unit
Springboard Reading Lists


Research Databases

Salem PRESS Databases The Salem Press Database is an online resource that includes the complete content of printed reference sets, updated on a regular basis. Gunderson High School currently has access to the Encyclopedia of Global Warming database and Great Athletes database **Access to these databases is limited to our on-campus network.



Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android, or other portable device.


Citation Resources

Need Citation help for research papers, including electronic resources? Check here for websites on how to properly cite your information.

  • BibMe - Fast and easy bibliography maker – MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian citation styles
  • Citation Machine - Helps students and professional researchers to properly credit their information sources
  • EasyBib - Free bibliography maker – MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab - General writing, research & MLA/APA guidelines, and much more
  • The Writing Center - MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

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Homework Help

Need help in math, science, history, writing, research and much, much, more?  Check out these websites in all subject areas.



Want to be up-to-date on what’s happening in the world around you?  Check here for websites!

  • ABC News - Breaking news, latest news & top video news
  • CBS News - Breaking news, business, entertainment & World news
  • NBC News - Breaking news & top stories- World news, US & local
  • PBS News - PBS NewsHour recent programs
  • BBC Archive - Take a trip through our collective past with the BBC archives and discover themed collections of radio and TV programs, documents and photographs from as far back as the 1930s.

Primary Sources

Provides original photographs, sound recording, videos, and photographs of original documents.



If you would like to donate gently used books, purchase a book(s) or magazine subscriptions for our Library Media Center, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thank you for thinking of our students and helping to make the Library Media Center a valuable resource!


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