THE COLONY HIGH LIBRARY: JUST THE FACTS
The Library Media Center is a joint-use facility shared with the Colony Branch of the Ontario City Library.
As a center of creative and intellectual inquiry, the Colony High School Library is dedicated to information literacy and to supporting the learning activities of the school.
Library projects integrate information, technology, and literacy into the curriculum. The teacher librarian works in collaboration with classroom teachers to ensure that all students receive instruction in the use of the library resources--both print and online--and learn to analyze these resources and synthesize information into student projects and papers.
The library staff also assists students in finding resources for personal interest and pleasure reading. The ultimate goal of the library program is to help students become independent, information literate, lifelong learners. As such, students have access to many resources including books, magazines, newspapers, computerized databases and the Internet.
The library provides a place for independent study. Free materials distributed by the City of Ontario and school-related information are also available. A photocopier, belonging to the city, is available for student use for a fee.
The city library hours are: 12:00noon - 8:00pm M-W, 10:00 - 6:00pm TH-S, Sunday closed. To check out resources, students must have an Ontario City Library card. The City of Ontario collects fines for overdue materials.
COHS LIBRARY WEBPAGE
Visit the School Library Homepage
ONLINE RESEARCH HELP
Use Colony High's database Student Resources in Context. Each article, image, podcast, interview, etc. is from a authoritative source. And each source has a perfectly formatted citation so that you can easily cite your sources correctly!
Use one of the Ontario City Library's databases for valid resources. Use 'ProQuest' for general research. Use the 'Literature Resource Center' for literary analysis. Use the 'LearningExpress Library' to study for academic tests such as the SAT, ACTs, and CAHSEE. ASVAB help is there as well.
(You'll need your library card number to access most of the databases.)