Miss S. Blom, Head of Library and Teacher-Librarian
LIBRARY HOURS AND ROUTINES
The library is open to students coming in with classes when we are open for in-person learning, and is available before and after school between bus drop-off and pickup to return, renew, or pick up resources. Your student card is your library card. When borrowing materials, please present your student card to a member of the library staff.
Regular loan periods are three weeks with one renewal. DVD material loans are for one week.
Students are responsible for returning all materials by the required due date. Materials which are lost, or returned damaged will be assessed costs for their repair or replacement.
Library overdue and fine notices are no printed except for major reminders at the end of the semester. Check the date stamp in the back of your book, or sign in to the Library Learning Commons and check out your borrowing status under the “My Account” tab. Students are expected to respond to the first notice and return materials or clear fine accounts promptly.
All lost , damaged or overdue book obligations must be cleared up before you can write your exams.
iPads are available for overnight borrowing to work on media creation projects and such–however, a waiver must be signed by parents/guardian before after-school circulation will be permitted.
We have one networked computer stations in the library that students can access to work on specialized programs, such as Adobe CC. Otherwise students should be using their Chromebooks to access class and database resources. Plug-in printing is also available.
The computer in the school library are connected to the school-wide network and any use of this resource is an automatic acceptance of the WRDSB Acceptable Use Policy. Information about the Acceptable Use Procedure is also available in the student handbook. Please review these regulations before using any computer equipment in the school.
Wireless access is available throughout the school building for Chromebooks
The best place to save your work is in your school Google Drive. This way it can be accessed on any internet connected device, like your board issued Chromebook, anywhere there is a network connection.
SCHOOL LIBRARY WEB PAGE
Our library site provides access to a wide range of electronic resources for research and study. These resources may be used at school or at home. Please see the Teacher-Librarian or posted tutorials at the official SSSLibrary page for processes for at-home access to our online databases and other electronic resources. You can also join our Library Skills google classroom for access to help and tutorials. The join code is x65qdyy.
The photocopier in the library is password operated only for copying. Students do not have pay copy access. However, this copier also functions as a scanner. If you need to make a copy of notes or a worksheet, scan it and save to a thumb drive, or email it to your school GMail account (email@example.com)
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Food and beverages are not permitted in the library. We ask that students eat in the cafeteria or classroom. This is to protect the resources in our collection (that don’t fare well with bugs or mice!!) and also to protect the well-being of students and staff with allergies.