WELCOME to the Garces Library website. Our mission is to help all students and staff become more information literate by providing:

  • A variety of materials that support the curriculum and mission of our school and spark the interests of students.
  • Access to those materials to as many individuals at the school site as possible.
  • Training that enables each individual to utilize these materials to their fullest capabilities. 
  • An atmosphere that is conducive to study and creative thinking, and inspires students to become lifelong learners.  

The Garces Library houses print materials such as books, encyclopedias, newspapers and magazines, and non-print sources like the Thomson-Gale informational database, eBooks, and the Internet. We are fully automated with Follett’s Destiny circulation-catalog software.
The Garces Library is open to students Monday-Friday, and from 7:30 am until one-half hour after dismissal of class/collaboration on Friday.  We are also open during breaks, lunch, and collaboration periods. Students may check out materials using their student i.d. cards, and may print from black and white or color printers in the library.




Thomson-Gale’s Student Resource Center Gold has 1,300 different periodicals, reference books, news sources, and encyclopedias that may be searched by topic. Magazines, newspapers, and professional journals are updated daily.
Search the Garces Library

Search the Garces Library’s collection by subject or title to see what resources are available. You may even place a hold on a book that is currently checked out. 


Cite your print and online sources, and see examples of proper MLA format and style for research papers.


Audiobooks in the Garces Library

Listen to a Required Reading novel! Check out a pair of headphones from the front desk, then click on the book and chapter you want to hear. (To listen from home, go to Librivox.org


Kern County Library

Got a library card? Search online through the collections of all Bakersfield and Kern County public libraries. See locations and hours for all branches.  


Selection Criteria Each material in the Garces Library meets these specific criteria. Also includes links to other library policies and forms for material recommendations.
Teen Book Reviews