School library services offered by contract to augment and improve the District's existing library programs and collections and to enable a school district to comply with state credentialing regulations pertaining to the provision of professional library services. Services provided under this contract are not intended to replace those that would be provided by a full-time certificated Library Media Teacher employed by the district.

2020-21 School Year Resources and Services

Meetings and Newsletters

San Mateo County Reads

Transformative change requires grit, perseverance, and hope. With the non-violent principles of Martin Luther King, Jr. in his heart, John Lewis led the fight for voting rights, believing them to be a precious commodity. Lewis stated, “When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do some-thing.” We hope that this slate of selections from GOOD TROUBLE  will open dialogue and create opportunities for students and families to reflect on issues meaningful to them and provide inspiration to act, whether in small or big ways.

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Library Links for Education

Library Links for Education is a digital partnership between the San Mateo County Office of Education and the Peninsula Library System (PLS) that enables teachers to provide their students access to educational databases. 

To begin using this wonderful education resource, teachers should first request a Database Access Card by downloading, completing, and returning this application. Database Access Cards are provided within 5-7 business days upon receipt of application. Once teachers have received their Database Access Card, they can share their "card number" with students, who can then log into and use the database.

SMEdCenter Web Portal

The SMEdCenter Web Portal is a repository of digital content (including streaming video) and learning resources, selected to enhance student learning, improve instruction, and support student achievement. A list of available subscription services is posted at This repository is provided to San Mateo County school districts via a partnership between the San Mateo County Office of Education and the Contra Costa County Office of Education. This section provides a range of information about the portal, including the content and services it offers, subscription info, and more.


  • Engage students with dynamic material
  • Find standards-aligned learning resources
  • Organize classroom lessons and resources
  • Remember only one password (single sign-on)
  • Access content from anywhere
  • Enjoy low subscription rates through our consortium licensing


Distance Learning Resources

Tina Nelson

Coordinator, School Library Services


Phone: (650) 802-5653

Ellen Arenas

Administrative Assistant


Phone: (650) 802-5332