Cabrillo’s Library/Media Specialist, Mrs. Sue Beckmeyer

Welcome to the Cabrillo School Library web site!  From here you can search for books in our school catalog, find out what’s new in the school library, enjoy a read-aloud, sign up for a library card from the San Mateo County public libraries, download an ebook, buy a book from the library wish list,  and more.

Cabrillo School Library Catalog

Check out our Online Catalog to search for a book in our school library catalog. 

Staff Read-Alouds

December’s read-aloud book was The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield:

In honor of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign in October, librarian Mrs. Beckmeyer created this bilingual read-aloud of the book Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away by Meg Medina:

Cabrillo Library Wish List

Would you like to add a book to the school library collection, so that all of our students and teachers can enjoy it?  Click to see our Amazon wish list.
Remember to use Amazon Smile, and select Cabrillo Parent Teacher Organization as the organization you are supporting.  That way our school gets extra money along with your book!

San Mateo County Library

The Peninsula Library System, the San Mateo County Office of Education and your local public library are working together to ensure that every student in San Mateo County has a public library card. Click here for more information on how to get a card.

You can request books and other items from any public library in San Mateo County, and have them delivered to the Pacifica Library closest to you.  Click here to search the San Mateo County Library Online Catalog. 

Student Resources Offered through the SMCL System

The San Mateo County Libraries offer a wide range of online resources for students, including ebooks, audiobooks, a free online tutoring service called Help Now, and several large collections of ebooks and articles to support research for homework assignments.  Most of these resources require a San Mateo County Library card (beginning with 29041).  If you need help getting a card, or have questions about your library account or any of the library resources, please call 1-833-YES-SMCL, or fill out this form:

To see the whole list of online resources available through the library, click here:


The Pacifica Libraries are now offering a safe way to check out books and other library materials through curbside pick-up.  Simply search for the book you want using the online catalog at, and click Place a Hold.  You will be asked to login to your library account with your library card number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your telephone number).  Select the library where you would like to pick up the book. You will receive an email once your book is available, and you can pick it up at the library door, Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm.  


If you are looking for a particular ebook, you can search for it in the catalog at: When you find the book you want, you can follow the link to check the book out if it’s available, or put it on hold if it’s checked out. Here are the major ebook collections offered by the library:

Hoopla: Everything on the Hoopla site is available to borrow right away. It includes eBooks, audiobooks, comic books and graphic novels, and streaming movies and TV shows. You can also download the Hoopla app to use it on a tablet or mobile device.

Overdrive: Large collection of ebooks and audiobooks, although some may be checked out, so you may need to place a hold on them. You can download the Libby (Overdrive) app to read or listen to books on a tablet or mobile device, or send ebooks to your Kindle.  

Axis360: Ebooks and audiobooks that can be checked out and read on a computer or on the Axis360 app on a tablet or mobile device. Some books may be checked out, so you may need to put them on hold. 

Tumblebook Library: Animated read-along storybooks, ebooks, educational videos, games and puzzles, all always available. Also includes a number of books in Spanish and French.

Open Library: This massive collection of ebooks is available to anyone, with or without a library card. Simply create an account with an email address and password, and borrow books for an hour or up to two weeks.


Biography Reference Center: Perfect for homework assignments asking your research a famous person, this database includes thousands of full-text articles and ebooks.  

Britannica School: Huge collection of encyclopedia articles and other educational resources for Elementary, Middle, and High School students.

Explora Research Sites: Elementary Research Center, Middle School Research Center, and History Research Center all offer an easy way to search thousands of articles and reference books on a wide range of topics.

Kanopy: Free streaming documentaries and movies for all ages.

Help Now: Connect live with an expert tutor for homework help in English & Spanish, seven days a weekfrom 1 PM – 10 PM PST. Kindergarten – Adult