About the King Library

Library Calendar

Teachers are invited to bring classes to the library for books, literacy skills lessons and research.

To schedule a library visit please email Tom Holmes at tomholmes@berkeley.net.

Library Staff

Tom Holmes, Teacher Librarian

I have been the librarian at King Middle School since 2007.

Prior to that I taught Humanities (Social Studies and English) at Oceana High School in Pacifica, California; and was the librarian at Jefferson High School in Daly City, California.

I have a Bachelor's degree (BA) in History from the University of California, San Diego; I obtained my teaching credential at San Francisco State University;

I earned my Master's degree (MLIS) in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.

Amielle Zemach, Library Assistant

I am an alumna of UC Santa Cruz, with a major in Studies in Western Civilization. I have worked extensively in theater, explored psychology and various modes of natural healing. I love kids, books, art, writing, film and theater. In addition to my duties at the Library, I teach after school classes in creative writing (Writers Arise!) and film (Teen Screen). Working with books, young people and their infinite imagination is pretty much a dream job.

Mr. Holmes

Ms. Zemach


Open 8:30 - 3:05 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Open 8:30 - 2:12 Wednesdays

The King Library is open to students before school, during breaks and after school every day. If no class is using the library during lunch, the library is open. Teachers can send students to the library anytime with a pass.


Students may check out up to five items at a time for a period of three weeks. Students are responsible for any items they check out. Please see the library staff if an item has been lost. You are responsible to pay the replacement cost unless other arrangements are made with the staff.

Eating and drinking are not permitted in the library.

Be safe. Be responsible. Be respectful. Be kind.

Library Clubs

Battle of the Books!

A weekly club to read and discuss a variety of books.

Battle of the Books meets Thursdays during Advisory


18,000 Library Books

c. 50 Audiobooks

13 Magazine Subscriptions

32 ChromeBooks

Finding Books in the Library

  • Nonfiction books are organized by subject using the Dewey Decimal Classification System