Programs
Library Media Center

Betty De La Cruz Library - Commonwealth Campus

The Betty Ziegler de la Cruz Library Media Center is a dynamic and collaborative workspace for students and faculty. It is home to over eight thousand (8,000) volumes in varied subjects like Puerto Rico literature and history, arts, humanities, science, math, world literature, and history; encompassing educational resources such as encyclopedias, fiction and nonfiction books, media and electronic resources. The databases access is available through our SIS group page and the catalog for the collection through the Library World Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). 
 
The Library Media Center designed by Füster + Architects and sustains hand-on learning in a new contemporary setting which includes:
  • Sustainable design that maximizes natural light and visibility
  • Soundproof areas to support a study environment
  • Media Production Center along with sound booth
  • Multipurpose learning area
Our mission is the enrichment of the educational process by incorporating information literacy in the classrooms and providing valuable resources to the students and faculty. The new and improved space is equipped with a spacious study area, computer hub, a creative commons space, and a media lab for the recording and editing of audiovisual projects. 
 
LIBRARY HOURS
 
Monday – Thursday / 7:00am – 5:30pm
Friday / 7:00am – 3:30pm

Students, Faculty and Staff can check out books up to two weeks.
 
RESOURCES
  • Books
  • Audiovisual collection including CDs and DVDs
  • Library World (OPAC)
  • EBSCO Host and Infobase databases
  • Magazines in print
  • Six touch screen computers
  • Black and white printer and color photocopier
  • Computers and Ipads
  • Cameras
  • Green screen
  • Laminating machine available for faculty and staff
AVAILABLE DATABASES FOR INTERMEDIATE AND HIGH SCHOOL
  • EBSCO Host
  • Science Online
  • World Geography and Culture Online
  • Health Reference Center
  • Bloom’s Literature
  • Writer’s Reference Center
  • Issues & Controversies
  • Today’s Science
  • The World Almanac for Kids
  • Classroom Video On Demand: Master Collection
LIST OF ACTIVITIES HOSTED BY THE LIBRARY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
  • Banned Books Week
  • National Library Week
  • World Book Day: Book Fair
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Guest Author’s Question and Answer sessions
  • MLA and APA writing style workshops
  • Use of databases workshop
  • Filmmaking workshops
  • Movie screenings


Mr. Dávila earned a Bachelor in Arts majoring in Audiovisual Communication and Theater, a Master’s Degree in Information Science, a second Master’s in Arts with a major in English, all degrees from the University of Puerto Rico. He also holds another Master’s Degree in Theory and Practices in Film Documentary from La Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, España. He previously worked at the José M. Lázaro Library at UPR, Río Piedras where he performed multiple tasks including digitalization of 19th-century books and magazines, revision of manuscripts and transcripts, digitalization and preservation of 16mm and 35mm films and acted as a reference librarian, among others.
MAILING ADDRESS:
COMMONWEALTH-PARKVILLE SCHOOL (CPS)
PO BOX 70177
SAN JUAN, PR 00936-8177
info@cpspr.org

PARKVILLE ALABAMA ST.  
GUAYNABO, PR 00969  
TEL: (787) 720-3992  • FAX: (787) 272-8150
ROOSEVELT 100 CASTILLO ST.  
SAN JUAN, PR 00918  
TEL: (787) 765-4411  • FAX: (787) 764 3809