About Us

The Learning Commons is a flexible, learner-centered space where collaboration, inquiry, imagination, and creation expand and deepen learning.

Mission:

Our mission is to guide students and staff to be effective and ethical researchers and users of ideas and information. Our program promotes the love of reading and develops 21st century skills.

Vision:

We envision a physical and virtual space where all learners discover, create, inquire, and think critically to produce and communicate new knowledge both independently and collaboratively.

Values:

Provide quality assistance to students and staff in order to integrate knowledge with resources.Provide curriculum-based print and on-line resources that are up-to-date and easily accessible.Develop learning strategies and assessments when appropriate to continuously improve learning.Create innovative programs to encourage reading and learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Learning Commons open?

The Learning Commons is open each school day from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.
The VLC (Virtual Learning Commons) is open 24/7, 365 days a year.

How long can I keep library materials that I check out?

The loan period is two weeks.  If you would like to keep something longer, please drop by and renew it.  You will not be allowed to renew any materials that have holds placed on them by another patron.

Do you charge fines for overdue books?

No, but you do have to pay for lost books.  We may charge fines for damages, and you may have to pay the replacement cost for books that are damaged beyond repair. 

Can I go to the Learning Commons throughout the school day?

You can drop by any time before and after school.  During school  hours, you will need a pass from your classroom teacher to visit.  Students are welcome to come to the Commons to return or check out books, for quiet reading, studying, or to work on a project.

Is the school library catalog available at home?

Yes, click the "Find a book" link on the home page of the Learning Commons website.  You can search materials, place holds, review books, or use the available databases. You must login to view your current checkouts, or to place a hold.  

How do I log in?

Your user name is made up of three parts - the first letter of your first name, your entire last name, and the last three digits of your student id (library/lunch number). Your password is your full student id. 


How do I place a hold?

Place holds only on books that are currently checked out.  Login, then search for the book by title.  Click on the "details" button, then click on "hold it."  We will notify you when the book is ready to be picked up.

How do I access the databases from home?
Stop by the Learning Commons and get a list of user names and passwords for each of the available databases.