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SEARCH OUR LIBRARY- Follett Destiny is here!


Follett Destiny Search our library catalog.


Log into your Destiny account.  Your user name is your GAFE account (without

(first 3 letters of your first name, first 3 letters of your last name and last 3 digits of your ID#).

Password is your student ID#.


Access Gale Virtual Reference Library at home by logging into Destiny.  Narrow your search to Material Type - Electronic books (eBook).     Password:    frem_log  

GVRL - Gale Virtual Reference Library


 frem_log  is your password



Subscription Databases

EBSCO Databases- Don't forget to use the password for home access.  Find it on the front counter of the library or a "blue" bookmark.


EBSCOhost Academic Search
A multidisciplinary database providing thousands of full-text, peer-reviewed journals to support scholarly research in key areas of study.


Science Reference Center
An excellent source of reliable information on life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, technology and more. Includes full-text coverage for more than 200 science periodicals, 275,000 high-quality science images, 2,900 full-text, full-length biographies, 800 full-text science essays, 800 full-text science reference books, and 500 science videos.


History Reference Center
An an excellent source for both American and world history. Includes640,000 full-text records from peer-reviewed journals, reference books, periodicals, 74,000 primary source documents, 81,000 biographies of historical figures, 2,000 full-text reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, and 44,000 images and 80+ hours of video.


Designed with high school students and educators in mind, Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework.


Points of View
Provides rich content that can help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills. The database covers over 400 topics, presenting an overview, point, counterpoint, and guide to critical analysis along with related information, including articles and images.


Literary Reference Center

This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.


Read It  - ELL

Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.


Britannica® School is the go-to site for research — the core of any inquiry learning model — offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate encyclopedias (Elementary, Middle School, and High School).


Fremont Unified is Shmooping!
We now subscribe to test prep offered by Shmoop University.  What does this mean to you? ALL Fremont Unified Students have access to Shmoop’s Premium Test Prep Resources for ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP & CAHSEE State Exit Exams!

How Do I start Shmoop’ing for free???

Student Fremont Log-in
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AHS Library Hours

Open Monday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(closed the 3rd Monday morning every month for staff meeting)

Tuesday - Thursday 7:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

(closed after school minimum days)

   Library Staff

Mrs. DiFrancolibrarians are super heros every day.jpgMrs. Do

Mrs. Do

Teacher Librarian

Email Address:

Phone number: (510) 796-1776 ext. 57619

Mrs. DiFranco

Library Media Technician

Email address:

Phone number: (510) 796-1776 ext. 57405