LIBRARY STAFF

Miss S. Blom, Head of Library and Teacher-Librarian

LIBRARY HOURS AND ROUTINES

The library is open to students throughout the school day for research, reading, study, and other school-related activities, it is also open before and after school between bus drop-off and pickup.  Your student card is your library card.  When borrowing materials, please present your student card to a member of the library staff.

LOAN PERIODS

Regular loan periods are three weeks with one renewal.  DVD material loans are for one week.

OVERDUES

  • Students are responsible for returning all materials by the required due date.  Fines are charged at the rate of $0.10 per school day per item.

  • 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.

  • Lost library materials incur fines until the book has been paid for–the fine is the replacement cost of the item. To avoid large fines, be sure to speak to someone in the library as soon as your book goes missing.

  • All outstanding fines and lost 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.

COMPUTER ACCESS

  • WE have three networked computer stations in the library that students can access –these work stations are prioritized for the printing of assignments required in hard copy.  Otherwise students should be using their Chromebooks to access class and database resources.

  • The computers 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

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.

PHOTOCOPIER

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 (username@wrdsb.ca)

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Food and beverages are not permitted in the library.  We ask that students go and eat in the cafeteria before or after they spend time in the library.  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.