We have thirty Lenovo laptops and nine Dell stand alone computers.These are available for research and word processing. The Library Resource page has data base research information as well as the Academy's book catalog. The home page for the Academy has short cuts to research sites with information to facilitate any research project.
What is a LibGuide?
LibGuides: A 21st Century Research Tool
- LibGuides is a web 2.0 content management sharing system.
- Libraries use it to create attractive multimedia content, share knowledge and information, and promote library resources to the community.
- Teachers find LibGuides an ideal solution for subject guides, information portals, course guides, community guides, research help, faculty/teacher support, etc.
Researching with books
Books cover virtually any topic, fact or fiction. For research purposes, you will probably be looking for books that synthesize all the information on one topic.
A few books are now available electronically on the Internet (e-books) and are purchased by your library.
Use a Book
The Mesa Academy library is truly a resource center for both students and teachers. Teachers are encouraged to sign up to use the Media Center for research. The technology and the trained staff are resources that support your curriculum and the common core standards. Please remember that the librarian is willing to help you with any project or assignment. If we don't know the answer, we will find someone who does!
Students are allowed to check out two books at a time for two weeks.
Please renew your books after two weeks, if you should need it longer.
There is no food or beverage allowed in the library, except for water.
For more help away from school, become familiar with the Mesa Public Schools Library Resource Center website. You will find the answers to many of your questions there. You'll be able to link to the Destiny catalog and on-line databases from there, as well.
The library is open from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Researching Library Database
Dewey Decimal System
An overview of the Dewey Decimal system:
000 - Generalities
100 - Philosophy and Psychology
200 - Religion
300 - Social Sciences
400 - Language
500 - Natural Sciences and Mathematics
600 - Technology (Including Applied Sciences)
700 - The Arts (Including Sports)
800 - Literature and Rhetoric
900 - Geography and History (Including Biography)
Childrens Literature and book suggestions
No electronic devices.
Keep food and drinks outside of the library.
Quiet voices only – be considerate of others using the library.
Be productive – read, research, do homework, checkout a book, etc.