The Munger Library

Live Chat: Ask a Librarian

During the summer, a librarian will respond quickly on Mondays and Fridays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Outside of those hours, you can leave a message and we'll respond as soon as we can. Thank you!

We are dedicated to supporting reading and inquiry at all times, no matter what. Please read on to learn about all that your school librarians (and public libraries!) continue to offer.

Summer reading: Borrow HW ebooks & audiobooks

Sora: HW school library ebooks and audiobooks

Log in with your HW username (astudent1, for example) and password.

For even more ebooks and audiobooks, use a public library card!

summer reading: Borrow PRINT BOOKS

Prefer print books? Ms. McClendon has been offering summer book mail/deliveries since June; however, now that public libraries have re-opened for curbside pick-up, we recommend your local public library for print books. This is in the interest of you getting your books quicker and your school librarians getting some summer R&R!

Requests for HW summer book mail, deliveries, and pick-up will close on Friday, July 17 at 12:00 pm Pacific time.

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Talk books: share your thoughts

HW Reads FlipGrid

Share what you're reading and connect with other students, faculty, and staff. This is also where you can share your thoughts about Stamped. All current and incoming students are welcome!

Return materials

You can drop off HW library books at the security kiosk on campus. You can also hang onto them until the fall if you like; we won't be sending any notices for lost or missing items until October, at the very earliest. As always, there are no late fees.

Anti-racism is for everyone

People are protesting long-standing injustices and anti-Black violence all over the country, including in Los Angeles. Author Jason Reynolds' short radio segment answering young people's questions about racism and the protests is a worthwhile listen.

Wondering where to start? Check out the Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources document. It'll help you identify where you are in your anti-racist work and what your next steps could be.

Many of us turn to reading to understand the world around us, process our reactions to it, and start transforming ourselves and our surroundings for the better. Visit Reading Lists to find collections of available anti-racist books, as well as books on other topics and from various genres.

Our top recommendations are This Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell (ebook), which focuses on practical, everyday antiracism, and Stamped (ebook; audiobook) by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, which traces racist ideas from their very beginning to the present day.

The library will be co-hosting a reading group of Stamped through the HW Reads FlipGrid, likely with optional Zoom meetings also offered a few times during the summer. Watch this space for details to come. You can also join the open buddy read of Stamped run by educator Crystal Forte (@melanatedreader on Twitter).

Request a Title

Need a book that we don't have? Suggest it here!

Request a Title

contact a Librarian

You may also contact a specific librarian:

The Munger Library
Harvard-Westlake Middle School
700 N. Faring Road Los Angeles, CA 90077

Phone: 310-288-3211