Media Center

CHS Library
Building D

Deena White, Librarian/ Media Specialist (938-0300 x52355)

Adrianna Trujillo, Library Assistant (938-0300 x 52353)
Monday - Thursday
7:05am - 3:30pm

7:05am - 3:00pm

Click here to visit the Library's Google page.
Book donation
Our library appreciates book donations if the book is in good condition (no writing on the pages, covers intact and no water damage). If our library already has a copy of the title donated or if it does not meet collection guidelines, it will be offered to teachers for their classrooms. We do not take magazines because of limited storage.

Thanks for thinking of us!
  • Please present ID CARD when checking out books.
  • 4 books may be checked out at a time.
  • Books are checked out for 3 weeks with renewals available.
  • FINES are $.10 a school day per book.
  • If you have overdue books and/or fines, you may not check out additional books until cleared.
  • Overdue/fines will be distributed periodically via email. You may also log into your Follett Destiny account to check due dates.
  • Take care of all checked out library materials. You will be charged for any damages. If the item is no longer usable, you will be charged a replacement fee.
  • A QUIET work environment is expected at all times (whisper and keep your talking to a minimum or you will be asked to leave).
  • Leave ALL backpacks and bags in the cubbies provided at the entrance.
  • FOOD, DRINK, and GUM are NOT PERMITTED inside the library.
  • Help us keep our facility neat and clean by placing books on the shelving carts provided.
  • Library computer use is available on a first come first serve basis and must be signed up for at the circulation desk.
  • RRPS District Computer use policies must be followed, for example : COMPUTERS ARE FOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY - NO GAMES, CHAT ROOMS, ETC.
  • Printing costs 10 cents per page for black and white copies.
  • The computer labs are by teacher reservation only. All the above rules also apply to the labs.

Databases & Resource Sites

link to our school library catalog and the public library

Rio Rancho Public Library

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OverDrive/Sora for eBooks and audiobooks
You can download the Sora app from the GooglePlay Store or go to the websiteSearch for Rio Rancho Public Schools.  Log-in information is the same as your Google log-in.

use these to create a works cited page or bibliography
Easy Bib
works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago citation.
Create an MLA works cited page

El Portal is a collection of databases that is offered at no charge to residents of New Mexico. It is available 24/7 at home or at school.
EBooks or electronic books you can read online or check out and research databases are resources that include magazines, newspapers, reference works, photographs, videos, podcasts, maps, speeches, interviews and much more.
EBooks  may be accessed through Follett Destiny.  Make sure you are logged in with your Google account to be able to access EBooks.

EBSCO Literary Reference Center
Combining information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals, and original content from EBSCO, Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries and work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books and monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines and journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more.

In addition, Literary Reference Center includes Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature, Beacham’s Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, and all of MagillOnLiterature Plus.


databases and reference ebooks

Periodicals that are published in the US as well as abroad

Albuquerque Journal
Newspapers in education program provides us access to the Journal to promote literacy and create intelligent and informed community members. Click on the e-journal tab and use the following login information to access.
username - chslibrary
password- stormcoming

Gale Infotrac Periodical Database
current academic and popular magazines

Newsbank - America's historical newspapers and New Mexico newspapers
Search through a timeline-based interface to search hundreds of digitized U.S. newspapers covering colonization through globalization. A cross-curricular resource that provides information for topics including: English composition, American History, Sociology, Humanities and others in the form of articles, illustrations, advertisements, classifieds, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, stories about historic people and more, exactly as they appeared in print. INCLUDES Albuquerque Journal and 2 other New Mexico newspapers