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Ralston School Library catalog

Ralston  School Library  Catalog


The Library is for Learning. What interests do you have?

Online Catalog

Monthly Book Boy Who harnessed the Wind by Kamkwamba, William,


African teenager William Kamkwamba  was able to change his family's life by creating a windmill to pump water for his family's farm.


Ralston's World Book Online Subcription

Belmont Public Library

Citation Help MLA Style


Guide to MLA Formatting and Style

Digital Resources

Connect to the PLS Library Links for Education site here.

PLS Library LinksLibrarians/Experts/ Teachers/Educators from the San Mateo County Office of Education and the  Peninsula Library System have chosen each database with the California State Standards in mind  to offer our students information that is updated  with newspaper articles from the New York Times and reference articles


1. Use Your Sam Mateo County Library Card

2. Data Bases Available:

          Kid’s Infobits



          Opposing Viewpoints 

          Science in Context

          U.S. History in Context 

          World History in Context

3. Email items

4. Citation Help


Digital Resouces

 City of San Mateo Library 

1.Use Your San Mateo Library Card 

2.Read It On Line

3.Homework Help

4.Student Resources in Context

5.INFOTRAC (type San mateo County Library Card Number)

6. Student Resources in Context

Biographies, Geography, ETC< - View All

Featured News- Popular Science, Smithsonian



Ralston Library Hours of Operation 2017-2018












8:15: AM


3:15: PM




8:30: AM


3:00 PM




8:30: AM


2:00 PM




8:30: AM


3:00 PM




8:15: AM


3:15: PM




Mrs. King Phone (650) 637-4880



Reading Power 2018 Jan. 12th - 26th

The annual Reading Power is a celebration of reading which runs through January 12 through January 26. We are shooting for the reading of 500,000 minutes and raising $50,000.  

Ralston School Library Guidelines

The Ralston Library Guidelines for 2017-2018: 

  • Students will maintain an atmosphere that allows other users to focus and study by keeping conversations at a level and length that will not disturb others.
  • Students are expected to be respectful and considerate of others at all times.
  • Four library books at a time is the number of books students may check out for three weeks.
  • Library books are to be returned at the book drop or to the library desk.
  • Students will pay the book replacement cost for lost or damaged books.
  • Replacement cost of a hardback book is $25.50 and for a paperback book is $17.00.  Write checks to BRSSD.
  • Computers are to be used for browsing the catalog and researching school projects.  
  • Use the “quiet room” behavior for individual silent study, unless permission is granted by library staff.
  • Cell phones should be turned off according to school policy.

Parents can help their children to return their books by reminding them at the end of each semester when the grades come home.


Thank you,

Mrs. King

650-637-4880 ext. 1657




Ralston Rams Love the Library!


Ralston Rams love the library and it shows! An average of 500 books monthly are checked out by our students from the school library. Your children, my students love books! They love the color, the feel and the pursuit of information they gain from reading books. This is because our Ralston parents instilled the love of reading at a very young age by reading bedtime stories. Job well done!

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