Library & Media Center

Fostering a Love of Reading and Learning

The main focus of the library and its staff team is to foster a love of reading and learning. Our goal is to encourage and inspire students and adults to find joy in discovery and challenge them to become life-long learners. We equip students with the technology and skills to prepare them for the future

Library Hours

  • 7:45 - 5:00 on school days
  • 8:00 - noon & 1:00 - 4:00 during most school holidays (call ahead)
  • Closed Saturdays & Sundays

Materials Circulation

Dalat OPAC

Click here to browse our collection of 50,000+ books, magazines, DVDs, audio CDs, and tech equipment with the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) powered by Surpass Safari.

OPAC Login

Click here to use the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

Follett Shelf

Click here to access Dalat’s collection of ebooks on the Follett Shelf. You will need to email lhorton@dalat.org to request a guest login user name and password

Follett Shelf Login

Click here to access Dalat's collection of ebooks

Resources for Research

Britannica Online

Click here to access the award-winning Britannica Online® in three reading levels to accommodate any student ability. This high-quality, comprehensive encyclopedia provides easy access to reliable information, including up-to-date articles, media clips, and recommendations for student-safe research web sites. See a library staff member for access information.

Britannica Online Login

Click here to access Dalat Research

EBSCO Databases

Click here to access high-quality scholarly research sources through the EBSCO collection of databases, particularly for our high school students. These top-rated databases are among the same ones that our students will later use at the university level. They offer hundreds of thousands of resources such as journal articles, research tools, newspapers from around the world, primary source documents, and ebooks. See a library staff member for access information.

EBSCO Databases Login

Click here to access EBSCO databases

Library Programs

  • Battle of the Books reading competitions (for ES & MS)
  • Summer and Winter Reading Programs (for ES)
  • Spring Reading Challenge (for MS & HS)
  • University fairs
  • Book fairs

Especially for our Readers

ES & MS Battle of the Books

Each year the library hosts reading competitions called Battle of the Books (BOB) for ES students in grades 1-4 and MS students in grades 5-6. Students enjoy reading while working in teams to read a variety of great books over several weeks. Parents are invited to come cheer and see who wins. Of course, all our students are winners just by reading so many good books!

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Battle of the Books Archive

Click one of the archived BoB Themes below to see past videos.

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