Learning Commons

Students in the library learning commons area

All students have access to our school's learning commons. This area provides students with access to computers, Wi-Fi, quiet space, resources and large meeting areas for group collaboration. 

Meet our staff

Our staff are here to help you:

  • Miss Kunkel;
  • David Honderich (Library Volunteer);
  • Mrs. M. Dion (Teacher-librarian); and
  • Mrs. S. Leonard (Teacher-librarian).

Services

We offer the following services:

  1. Printing and photocopying: 10 cents per page;
  2. Borrowing - 2 weeks after which you will be fined 5 cents per day; and
  3. Login ID and password assistance - see one of our Teacher-librarian.

What's happening?

Visit this webpage often for the latest news and events happening in our Learning Commons.

Dates

Events

June 16, 2017 Return all books to the Learning Commons
June 28, 2017 Have a safe summer!

What's new?

  • Presentation Area: is only to be used during presentations
  • 60 chromebooks and 30 iPad minis: can be borrowed for use in the library.  You must have your student card to
           borrow one. If you lose your student card, we can print a replacement card for $2.00.
  • Click on the DCDSB All Saints square, then Click 'Enter' and login with your
           username@students.dcdsb.ca and password;
  • You can surf the internet from here, or click on the orange 'Office 365" square to work in Word, Excel, or
           Powerpoint;
  • To print from a chromebook, you will need to save the file on USB:
    • First, click 'File' and 'Save As' and "Save As' again and name your file and save;
    • Second, click File and 'Save As' and click 'Download a Copy' and 'Click here to download your document';
    • Third, click on magnifying glass launcher icon at the bottom left of the screen click the blue 'Files' icon. Make
             sure your USB is inserted in the chromebook and drag your file to the USB folder.
  • Three (3) computers and printer near entrance: for printing work. Printing is 10 cents per page; you can pick up
           and pay for your printouts at the circulation desk.
  • Five (5) small group workstations with computer/monitor: these print to the All Saints Learning Commons printer. 
          These are for working on group assignments.
  • Four (4) red and white loungers :
    • must be booked at the circulation desk
    • do not sit in one unless you have signed it out
    • they are for 1 student at a time only
    • quiet solo work only: no eating/drinking/socializing
    • leave it clean and tidy or you will be banned from using it
  • Lounge area with couches and comfy chairs by windows:
  • Be respectful of others' need for a quiet space to study

 

Policies and procedures

  1. Students are welcome if they are on aspare, during lunch, or if they have written permission from their classroom teacher.
  2. Students must be in proper uniform before entering the learning commons.
  3. The learning commons is for quiet study and group work. Please use the cafeteria for socializing, card-playing and eating.
  4. Food and drinks are forbidden. Water is allowed, but not near the computers.
  5. Our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy allows students to use phones, tablets and other devices in the library. However, use headphones  for audio - you can borrow these from the teacher-librarian.

Orientation

All Grade 9 students participate in a Learning Commons orientation class as part of their enrolment in an English course.

Loan period and renewals

Books can be borrowed for two weeks, but may be renewed an unlimited number of times unless another student has a hold on a particular book. Once books are charged as overdue, fines per book will be applied per school day. There is no charge for weekends.

Lost and damaged books

Lost, vandalized and accidentally damaged books must be paid for or replaced. Students who lose, vandalize or damage library books are responsible for their replacement. Any outstanding debts to the learning commons must be paid in full before the student will be permitted to purchase a prom ticket.

Opportunities to volunteer

Students wishing to fulfill their community service hours are welcome to volunteer in the school's Learning Commons.

Contact us

Learning Commons - All Saints Catholic Secondary School
3001 Country Lane
Whitby, ON L1P 1M1
Tel: 905-666-7753 ext. 50035 or ext.50009

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