About the Library Media Center

The Library Media Center maintains an extensive collection of electronic, print, and audiovisual resources that supports the total educational program of SMCHS. Students are welcome to use the library before school, during the 10-minute passing period, lunch, and after school. Students also have access to printing and copying services in the library media center.

All members of the SMCHS community (students, faculty, and staff) benefit from a comprehensive listing of different subject databases that meet various research needs. You will not need a password if you are trying to access our online databases on-campus. However, you will need the username and password to access these databases if you are off-campus. If you do not have these log-in credentials, please email deptoflibrary@smhs.org or call (949) 766-6070.

Welcome to the Discovery Service for SMCHS.
This allows you to search the library's extensive online database collection in one simple search.

Type the search terms of your topic in the search box below and click "Search." Discovery Service will then direct you to a results page that contains a list of online information sources made available from our databases, as well as the print books and audiovisual resources that are available at the SMCHS Borchard Library.

Search Discovery Service for SMCHS

*Please note: If you are off-campus, you will need a username and password to access information from different databases. This information was emailed out to all students & faculty on February 6, 2018.*

Library Media Center

Library Staff

Ashleigh Hvinden

Titles: Library Assistant
Phone Numbers:
School: 949-766-6000

Maricar Laudato

Titles: Director of Library Services
Phone Numbers:
School: 949-766-6068

Teresa Maihen

Titles: Library Clerk
Phone Numbers:
School: 949-766-6069

Library Online Databases

Students have access to an extensive collection of over 25 subject specific databases that support the research needs of the SMCHS curriculum. There are 2 ways in which students can locate these online resources.

The easiest way to access the online databases is to enter in search terms in the "Discovery Service for SMCHS" search box seen near the top of this page.

If you do not know the passwords for the online databases, please email deptoflibrary@smhs.org or call (949)766-6070.

The second way to access the online databases is through the Learning Portal.

You can access the Learning Portal by clicking here.

Follow these steps:

  1. Log-in to the Learning Portal
  2. Click on "Site Home"
  3. Under "Course Categories" click on "General Academics"
  4. Click on "Library"

Library Online Catalog

Students have access to a focused print and digital collection of resources that support the curricular needs of SMCHS. Students can locate these resources on the library's online catalog, Follett Destiny.

You can access Follett Destiny by clicking here.

OverDrive provides SMCHS students, faculty, and staff with 24/7 access to an impressive and diverse collection of eBooks and Audiobooks. To browse through and borrow any of the available online resources, click on the OverDrive graphic above and choose Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Click on Sign in and enter in your SMCHS username and password to gain access to all of the OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks. Contact the library staff at deptoflibrary@smhs.org or call 949-766-6070 if you require assistance.

Borchard Library Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday:

7:00am to 3:30pm



Borchard Library will be closed Monday, July 23rd through Friday, July 28th!

Tech Service Center Hours Summer 2018

Monday through Friday

7:30am to 3:00pm

Library Study Rooms

There are no events to display