The Library at Newport Harbor High School’s book collection includes a sizable sampling of fiction, nonfiction, biography and reference materials. Periodical subscriptions include two daily newspapers and 18 magazines. There are 70 PC workstations available for students completing homework assignments, doing Internet research, and working on classroom projects. Many research databases are available for student use. Teachers can sign up online to reserve class time in the Library and Computer Labs.
The library staff assists teachers with developing resource-based lesson plans and teaching information literacy skills, where students learn to discern authoritative, fact-based resources from opinion and persuasion sources.
The NHHS Library is also home to the Ruth Stoever Fleming Collection of Southern California Art. From 1935 until 1966, under the direction of Librarian Ruth Stoever Fleming, fifty-six oil or watercolor paintings were acquired either as senior class gifts or as purchase prizes from The Newport Harbor Art Exhibit held annually in the Newport Harbor Library and Gymnasium. Newport Harbor High School is one of the only high schools in the nation to own and display a historical art collection.
Hours – Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. including before school, break, lunch and after school.
Pass or ID required during class time.
Library Card – Your Student ID Card is also your Library Card.
Library Book Check Out – Books are checked out for a 30 day period. Students may check out 5 books at a time. Books may be renewed for a two-week period.
Textbooks – Students must check out and return all textbooks through the library.
Lost Books – Students are responsible for the replacement costs of lost library and text books. Students will not be able to attend Winter Formal or Prom or receive a yearbook if they have overdue/unpaid books. Seniors will not receive their caps and gowns or be able to participate in the graduation ceremony with overdue/unpaid books.
Computer Use – There are 70 computers for student use in the Library Media Center. Games, chat rooms and inappropriate websites are not allowed on these computers. Students who continually break computer rules will no longer be allowed in the library unless they are accompanied by their teacher and class. Students must use their Student ID and password to log on to the computers.
The Use of the Library Media Center is a privilege. Students must be respectful of others and library property at all times.
No food, drinks (including water), or gum is allowed in the library at any time.