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Our Library

The MBMS Library serves the students and staff of Manhattan Beach Middle School. The school library program serves to instill a love of reading, inspire life-long learning, foster independent library use, and increase information literacy. The MBMS Library is staffed with one full time library media specialist. Parent volunteers assist with day-to-day operations and lunchtime supervision. To reach the Library, please call 310-545-4878, extension 3013.


7:30am - 4:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
9:00am – 4:00pm on Wednesday (late start day).

The Library is closed on evenings, weekends and school holidays. The Library may also be closed unexpectedly during the day or after school for classes, meetings, or special events. Please watch for signs in the window for notices of different operating hours.



-The library will no longer be open during nutrition.
-During lunch the library is only available for silent, independent study. There is no talking or group work.
-Room 113 will be open for group work or students who need to be able to talk while studying.
-There is no personal technology use in either the library or room 113. Technology may only be used for studying or reading.  Personal technology can be defined as cell phones, video games, movies, YouTube videos, etc.
-These rooms are for studying only.

-Students who abuse library or room 113 privileges will:
1. Lose library and room 113 privileges for one day on the first infraction.
2. Lose library and room 113 privileges for one week on the second infraction.
3. Lose library and room 113 privileges for one month on the third infraction.
4. Any infractions after the third infraction will mean losing library and room 113 privileges for the remainder of the year.


LIBRARY CATALOG: Follett Destiny Catalog
You may view the Library’s catalog HERE. This catalog contains a directory of the holdings in the MBMS library on campus. Click the link to Manhattan Beach Middle School in the upper right corner of the site and you will be connected to the Follett Destiny Library catalog of MBMS. If you wish, from the main screen of the Destiny site, you may also click on links to the library catalogs of the other schools in the district. This web-based interface enables our students, staff, and parents to have access to a unified catalog of all holdings in MBUSD school libraries, and it promotes library to classroom to home learning and connectivity.


DIGITAL LIBRARY: OverDrive Digital Library:
The MBMS library offers Overdrive, our Digital Library. Students can access the OverDrive Digital Library using the link below, and login with their student number. Overdrive is available from any online device, (iPad, smartphone, computer or tablet). Content check-in is automatic, so no need to worry about overdue material.


Our MBMS students use the library to check out books, conduct research, study, and develop information literacy skills. The library's collection consists of approximately 14,000 items, including fiction, nonfiction, biography, reference materials, magazines, and books for all levels of readers. We also feature a textbook collection which students can use for study in the library.


The MBMS Library is funded by the generosity of the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation and the Manhattan Beach Middle School PTA. With their support, the MBMS Library offers exceptional reading and research resources to our students and staff.


Click here for the Summer 2017 Reading Lists for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.