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We encourage active study and exploration of all the resources in the library. Our mission is to support the curriculum of Turlock High School. To do so, we attempt to provide access to current and appropriate resources. We strive to continually maintain, broaden, and strengthen informational, instructional and recreational resources, and to ensure that all students, teachers, and staff members are effective users of ideas and information.

Magazine Subscriptions

Popular Mechanics (1996 to August 2013)
Popular Science (1980 to date)
Psychology Today (Sep. '92 to date)

Saturday Evening Post (1961 to February '69)

Saturday Review (May 1971 - June 1983)
Science News (1975 to date)
Scientific American (1970 to August 2014)
Smithsonian (2001 to date)
Sports Illustrated (1969 to Dec. 2014)
Time (1964 to date)
US News & World Report (1950 to Dec. 2010)
 Vital Speeches of the Day (1967 to date)


  • Provide instruction and help in the use of library information and materials.
  • Provide a quiet, attractive, and friendly place for study.
  • Provide help and resources for assignments and personal information needs.
  • Provide recreational books, information and materials.
  • Purchase books and materials to support THS educational goals.


  • In print: Books, magazines (current and back issues), and newspapers.
  • Electronic: Library Book Catalog, SIRS Knowledge Source (informational database),
  • Internet, and Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Equipment: 30 computers, 2 printers (10 free pages), and 1 copy machine (10 cents a copy).


  • Regular book checkout period is three weeks (21 days).
  • There are some books that only check out for seven days.
  • Reference books and magazines do not checkout.
  • If you have an overdue book you cannot check out library materials.
  • Students will not receive report cards until overdue books are returned and fines paid.
  • You may have a total of three books checked out at the same time.
  • Please allow time to check out books. If you wait until the last minute you may be late for class.

Library Fines: A necessary evil

  • Lost Books: Full Replacement Price
  • Totally Damaged (not reusable): Full Replacement Price
  • Damaged Books (bindery price): $18.00
  • Lost Barcodes: $5.00
  • Late 21 Day Circulation Books: $ .20 Per Day
  • Late 7 Day Circulation books: $ .50 Per Day
  • Magazines: $5.00 if taken from the Library A partial refund will be given for returning books that were lost and paid for. You must have your receipt.

Rules: What you can do to make this a better place for everyone

  • Speak quietly and behave in a manner consistent with study
  • During class time you must have a pass to use the library
  • Do not bring food, candy, or drinks into the library
  • Pass through the entryway in an orderly manner and lower your voice
  • All books taken from the library must be checked out
  • In order to check a book out of the Library you must have your student ID Card with you--no exceptions
  • Fines will be charged for overdue library books
  • Any student found to be tampering with the library computers will lose computer privileges
  • All students and their parent/guardian must sign an official school contract in order to use the Internet located in the library
  • Students are to limit their research on the Internet to topics and information that are appropriate to the specific assignment given by their teacher. Any student who is found to be using the Internet for purposes that are inappropriate to their assignment will lose computer privileges
  • In order to use the Internet you must present your ID Card to the circulation desk and sign in
  • No cell phone usage in the library
  • No card or game playing in the library

THS Library subscribes to the following: 

Useful Links:

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THS Card Catalog

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