La Quinta High School

According to US News & World Report: LQ is the #2 public high school in OC & ranked #54 in the state. Congratulations, Aztecs !                      Class of 1970 - 50 Year Reunion details, click Alumni tab below.                                


Welcome to the La Quinta High School Library and Media Center!
Check out some of our NEW books!

LQHS's New Books

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
Something like Normal
The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories
Code Name Verity
The Storyteller
E=mc²: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
Keep Holding On
The Romeo And Juliet Code
Romeo Blue
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

LQHS Library's favorite books »
Check out our Online Library Catalog!
Browse titles, check out e-books, place holds, and more...
Click on the link above to suggest books or other materials that you would like to see in our Library! 
Announcements/Upcoming Events
Due to the suspension of in-person classes until June 12, 2020, the Library is now closed. However, we have good news for you! If you would like to check out Library books, you may still do so, using our "Grab and Go" service for Library books. Each Thursday morning, from 9-10 a.m., Ms. Dela-Xiong will be at the LQHS Library so that you may pick up your requested books. You may also return any Library books at this time. See the Library's Google Classroom for your specific class (e.g., 2020, 2021, etc.) for the link to the form to request books. Please e-mail Ms. Dela-Xiong if you have any questions or concerns.
The New Library is now open!!! We are located behind the new Performing Arts building, which is still under construction. Please stop by and see our new building! Also, come check out all of our new books!!!
Tutoring (in all subjects) is offered in the Library on Mondays and Wednesdays after school. Please stop by and look for the students with CSF lanyards...they will be happy to assist you!
*NEW*NEW*NEW* - New Resources Available!
Ancestry for the Classroom
Here is the link for access to to be used for classroom projects. 
Proquest Databases

SIRS Discoverer:

SIRS Researcher:

ProQuest Platform:




Encyclopedia Britannica School (in English):

Britannica Escolar (in Spanish):


We've got you covered! Students, staff members, and families are able to take advantage of our subscription to Gale Student Resources in Context, an academic research database. Please click on Databases/Research Links to the right to access it. You can use it anytime, on campus or off campus.
Note - you will need a password to access Gale off campus.

Website of the Month
YALSA Book Finder
Find great teen books from YALSA's book awards and book lists.


Melissa Dela-Xiong, MLIS
Teacher Librarian

Mondays - 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays - 8:27 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fridays - 7:30 a.m. - 2:48 p.m.
*Note - The Library may be closed at various times, due to meetings, trainings, etc.

Class Visits:
Teachers may sign up to visit the Library with their classes. Please feel free to do so by e-mailing Ms. Dela-Xiong at

How to Reach Us:
(714) 663-6193 / Intercom Line - 82903

The La Quinta High School Library Media program is fully integrated into the school's curriculum and is central to the learning process of all students. The program promotes student academic achievement towards meeting state content standards and ensures that students and staff can effectively use and access ideas and information. Current up-to-date information in the form of print materials and online resources are available to students and staff.