Upper St. Clair High School Library
"The real objective of education is to give children resources
that will endure as long as life endures." -Sidney Smith
Our online book catalog and more:
Access Destiny from STUDENT LINKS,
go to https://uscsd.follettdestiny.com/ or click this logo:
You can also tryDESTINY Discover!Search the catalog from the widget below or go to https://uscsd.follettdestiny.comOn your iPad, get the DESTINY DISCOVER app.To activate the DESTINY DISCOVER app, choose Pennsylvania for the location,enter Upper St. Clair High School,and use your USCHS credentials to log in.Once you're in, you're in!Click here for the "Getting Started with eBooks in Destiny Discover" help sheet.
NSTeens.org was created through a partnership between Sprint® and the Internet safety experts at NetSmartz® Workshop, a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC). NSTeens resources empower tweens (children ages 8 - 12) to make safer online choices through lessons taught in a series of animated videos highlighting the Internet-related adventures of a diverse cast of teenagers. The site also houses NetSmartz’s Real-Life Stories videos---a series of narratives from teens about real experiences of online victimization. These materials are suggested for youths ages 11-17. All resources on NSTeens.org are free and offered in both English and Spanish.
The educational philosophy of the Upper St. Clair School District Libraries is twofold: to foster an interest in books and reading that will grow and develop into a life-long enjoyable habit and to provide sequential library skill development that culminates in students growing in their ability to find, generate and apply information so that they will function effectively as individuals and participate fully in society.
The mission of the school media program is to ensure that all students and staff members are effective users of ideas and information and are provided with both traditional resources as well as new technologies. The goals of the library program, K-12, are accompanied by a curriculum that promotes a positive attitude towards learning, an appreciation of literature and provides materials of sufficient breadth and scope to allow each child to develop to his/her greatest potential.
Mrs. Debbie Rentschler: Librarian/Information Technology
Mrs. Janine Despines: Librarian/Information Technology
The Upper St. Clair High School Library, which opened in September 1999, is centrally located in the academic wing, adjacent to the Library Computer Lab and Resource Center. The Library is approximately 12,500 square feet of beautiful, warm and functional space containing 20,000+ volumes, periodicals, online databases, desktop computers, and laptops.
Monday-Thursday 7am-3:50pm; Fridays 7am-3:20pm
Phone: 412-833-1600 ext. 2390
Mrs. Sandy Gallo/Media Secretary
/Aide for after school library hours
Non-Fiction/Fiction Books: 2 weeks
Reserve Books: overnight
Fines: 10¢ per day for overdue titles
50¢ per day for overnight items