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Ralston Library Hours of Operation 2019-2020




Staff Lunch



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





Staff Lunch






Ralston Awarded California Distinguished School Award


CDS      Ralston Middle School

      California Distinguished School Award


Ralston School Library Guidelines

The Ralston Library Guidelines for 2019-2020: 

  • 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!

                                                                 Ralston Rams Jump for Joy Becasue they love the library

Digital Resources/Please enter your library ID

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


School Library Catalog


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

Online Catalog

Ralston Library Schedule 2018-2019


Look for the date of the first Monday of the week that your planned visit will be and follow the time slots to schedule your library visit.

Ralston Library Schedule

Lost Book Guidelines

Students will receive  a weekly reminder through email and their home room that they have a book checked out from the Ralston Library.  If  a student LOST  her/his book,the replacement cost of a hardback book is $25.50 and a paperback book is $17.00.  Not just any copy will do for the library, it needs to be library bound and that is why the cost is higher than at a warehouse store.

Please write check out to BRSSD and in MEMO print library. Cash is also acceptable. Please bring to front desk in the office.

Questions, please contact Mrs. King Thank You!



Ralston Middle School
2675 Ralston Ave.

Belmont, CA, 94002 USA

Telephone: (650)-637-4880

Book of the Month

 Polar bear Scientists

Global Warming

 Peter Lourie, the author is a polar bear biologist and has been researching for the past 30 years in Alaska. The Polar Bear Project conducts ongoing research on polar bear populations and helps raise awareness of the bears survival.