• Alexandria Library Catalog


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  • Ebook How-to

    USING OUR CUSD DIGITAL LIBRARY (West Valley Elementary, 12/12/19) 

    WEBSITE: http://soraapp.com/ 

    FIND YOUR SCHOOL: Cupertino Union School District Or tap/click on: My school is Cupertino Union School District 

    SIGN INTO YOUR SCHOOL: from drop-down menu Select your school: West Valley Elementary Then type in your Username (6 digit student ID) and Google Login Password and tap/click on Sign in button. 

    HELP / SIGN OUT: tap/click on 3 horizontal lines in upper right corner Help -- if you have questions about how to use eBooks Sign out -- Remember to sign out of your account when you are done! 

    HOME Loans (lists the eBooks you borrowed) 


    eBooks, audiobooks, read alongs -- see what’s popular, available, or new. 

    “Search for a book...” in upper left corner is where you can type in title, author, or keyword if you are looking for something specific. 

    Popular Subjects (or Explore all subjects) -- use this to browse if you are not sure what you want. 

    Read sample -- Please sample first so you can read part of the eBook to make sure you want to borrow it. Some eBooks have metered access by number of checkouts, so don’t waste a checkout if you don’t like the eBook. Also, if you check out and return too many titles within a short period of time, you will not be allowed to check out for a few days. 

    Borrow -- if the eBook is available. Checkout limit is 3 eBooks, lending period is 14 days. Note: Currently, elementary students are only allowed to check out books designated Juvenile, not YA or adult. 

    Place hold -- if the eBook is checked out. 

    SHELF​-- lists the eBooks you borrowed and when they are due. Options -- Open Book to read, Renew (only if no holds), or Return (if you do nothing, the eBook will automatically be returned when it is due, but the sooner you return it, the sooner others can borrow it). 

    ME​-- Personal statistics for eBook usage. 


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    Dear Parents:


    Library visits will begin with student orientations the week of August 19.  Checkouts during class visits and lunch will begin the week of September 2.  This letter provides a brief overview of the library policies and procedures.  Please review this information with your student and retain it for your records.  Your awareness and support of library policies and procedures are important not only for keeping the library running smoothly, but also for helping your child use the library successfully.  Thank you for your involvement in the process.


    Vivian Gudan, Library Media Clerk



    Checkout Limit: Kindergarten – 1 item

    1st-3rd grades – 2 items

    4th-5th grades – 3 items

    Loan Period: 2 weeks

    Renewals: One renewal is generally allowed if the item is brought in to the library on or before the due date.

    Library Rules: Show respect for yourself, others, and property.

    Library materials are to be used, enjoyed, taken care of, and returned on time.  Overdue notices will be sent home on a regular basis. Any student with an overdue library item will lose his/her library checkout privileges until the item is returned.  Keep books in a place safe from pets and very young children. Damaged items should be returned immediately for evaluation/repair. Please make sure all library materials are returned only to the West Valley School Library, as returns to other libraries result in substantial delays in clearing student records and may result in lost items.  If a library book is lost or damaged beyond repair, please send an explanatory note to the school library. Library items lost or damaged beyond repair will be billed.

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  • Santa Clara County Library District e-resources


    The Santa Clara County Library District is currently partnering with CUSD, offering free e-resources including:

    ebooks for missions (Cavendish Square)
    ebooks for states (Cavendish Square)
    a database for states (Scholastic Go - America the beautiful)
    Britannica and World Book online encyclopedias
    NYT and SJ Mercury newspapers
    online tutors for homework help (Brainfuse).

    Students can access our digital resources at http://student.sccl.org

    All student eAccounts were created using the following format:

    S + Student ID + CUSD (i.e. S123456CUSD)

    using the default password:

    Birth month + 00 (i.e. May = 0500)


    Let’s encourage our students to take advantage of these resources!

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