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Library Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-2:30pm  available by phone (760) 901-8808

Note: the library catalog is available 24/7. Holds are filled during the hours listed above.

Destiny Catalog

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Links to other Libraries

All OUSD students can check out eBooks from the Oceanside Public Library. There are two links below with instructions for how to use the OPL ebook sources. Your library card number is your student ID. Both branches of the OPL are open for "Grab and Go" service Monday thru Friday.


We're making our way through the second semester of a most unique school year. I am looking forward to seeing students back on campus! Your ELA teacher can sign up to bring your class to the library when you are on campus. If you would like to check out a book outside of when your class comes in, the library will be open after school until 1:00. You can return books before school or during passing periods in the book drop box at the south entrance (near the G-pod).

Wondering how you can check out books if you are still doing virtual school? You have three options:

  • Sign up to come visit the library! Appointments are available from 1:00pm - 2:20pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. Click here to sign up now ! 
  • Don't want to come into the library? You can still search online to find a book, place it on hold, and come pick it up from the office or have it delivered. Please contact the Library Media Tech after placing a book on hold to find out when it will be ready for pick up. (Detailed instructions are on this page under "Destiny Catalog.")
  • The King Library now has over 200 eBooks!  Available titles can be checked out through the Destiny Discover Catalog or on the MackinVia app in Rapid Identity.

do you know what you have checked out?

As we start our hybrid model for school, you are encouraged to check your record in Destiny to see what you have checked out from the library. It's time to go on a library book search! If you still have items checked out from last school year you can drop them off at the library before school, after school, or in between classes. This includes books from other schools, so if you are a 6th grader and still have a book from elementary school, you can return it to King. 

Not sure how to see what you have checked out in Destiny? Check out the What do I have checked out? instruction video below.

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Mural on exterior wall of Library Learning Commons

King Learning Commons

The Library Learning Commons includes an up to date collection of fiction as well as a limited collection of non-fiction books. Student I.D. number is required to check out books. Students may check out up to three library books for three weeks at a time. Students can access the library catalog on their RapidIdentity Portal by clicking on “Destiny.” They can search the library catalog and even check their own record for materials checked out or fines for lost materials. There are NO overdue fees charged, but students are expected to return materials on time.

For classes in which textbooks are required, students will check out textbooks to have at home during the school year for homework.

Any lost or damaged materials must be paid for before the student leaves the school at the end of the year. In the event lost materials are found within one year of paying for them, a refund will be issued.

Use of chromebooks in the library is covered under the technology agreement signed during pre-registration. Parents and students are reminded that the internet can be an unsafe place. Cyber-bullying will be treated as a zero tolerance offense. 

Do you like to write poetry? You can enter your poetry in a contest. Deadline to enter is April 30th. Top prize is $500! Check out The America Library of Poetry for more information!

Book TALk


John Ronald Rueul Tolkien was born in South Africa in 1892. His parents called him Ronald. Although they lived in South Africa, they were from England, and when his father died in 1896, Mr. Tolkien’s mother brought him and his brother Hilary back to England. In 1904, Mr. Tolkien’s mother also died. Now an orphan, Mr. Tolkien and his brother lived in a boarding house under the care of a Mrs. Faulkner. Their patron (the person who paid for their needs) was a parish priest named Father Frances Morgan. Father Morgan watched over their upbringing.

Mr. Tolkien had a mastery of languages, even making up his own. He studied at Exeter College, Oxford, and eventually earned a first class degree in English Language and Literature. World War I had started, however, and Mr. Tolkien enlisted in the military. After the war ended, Mr. Tolkien worked briefly as a philologist, helping to write the first Oxford English Dictionary. He then began his academic career as a professor at the University in Leeds, eventually making his way back to Oxford as a professor.

Mr. Tolkien’s travels and experiences in life all contributed to his most famous writings, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, including a memory he had from his early years in South Africa where he encountered a very large and hairy spider. The Hobbit was a huge success during Mr. Tolkien’s lifetime, as was The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

You can read more about the life of J. R. R. Tolkien on The Tolkien Society website.

Want to see what other authors have been highlighted in this column? Check out the full list by clicking the Book Talk link below!

what's on the calendar?

April 22 is Earth Day!

The first Earth Day was celebrated in the United States in 1970. Beginning in 1990, Earth Day became an international celebration that is now recognized in over 140 countries around the world. Earth Day was created as a day to build awareness of the to protect our planet from the damage caused by pollution. You can read more about Earth Day here.