Elmwood’s Middle/Senior School Library is an active teaching centre where students learn invaluable research and evaluation skills. The Junior Student Library Information Centre is carefully designed to meet the learning needs of young students and to anticipate changes in teaching and learning with technology.
Middle/Senior School Library
Hours: Weekdays - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Teacher-Librarian: Mrs. Carol Clubine
Library Technician: Mrs. Jackie Comerton
The Senior School Library is a state-of-the art library and provides students with a quiet place to work independently, research, or simply enjoy a good book in the comfortable reading areas.
In the Middle/Senior School Library you will find:
- A collection of 8,000 books in both English and French, which support the curriculum of the Middle and Senior Schools.
- A reference collection that includes encyclopedias in print and on-line format
- 16 computers with access to the school network and the Internet
- 42 network drops for laptops
- Scanner and laser printer
- 2500 educational videos
- Subscriptions to 4 daily newspapers as well as an on-line subscription to a database of 14 Canadian newspapers since 1994
- Subscriptions to 25 magazines as well as an on-line subscription to a magazine database of 600 magazines and journals since 1984
- LibraryLinks website, which provides access to the on-line subscriptions, recommended websites organized by subject and library research projects assigned by teachers.
- Books are available for a 4-week loan period and may be renewed.
- Reference books may only be borrowed overnight.
- Special loan periods may apply to books needed for class projects.
- Magazines and newspapers are available for library use only.
- Students are responsible for returning all library material by the due date.
- Library privileges may be withdrawn from students who repeatedly fail to return books on time.
- Replacement cost will be charged for lost or damaged material.
Junior Student Library Information Centre (SLIC)
The SLIC is a new facility that was built in 2002. It was carefully designed to meet the learning needs of young students and to anticipate changes in teaching and learning with technology. This inviting space is on the third floor of the school and receives much natural light. The facility is divided into two main areas, split by a wall and double doors. The concept behind the SLIC is to have students flow back and forth between the two areas depending on their immediate learning needs. However, the separation also allows for two classes to use the facility at the same time. All students have one period a week for regular book borrowing.
In the Junior SLIC you will find:
- A collection of 6000 books which supports the curriculum of Junior School
- Subscriptions to several magazines
- A reference collection that includes general encyclopedias in print and online format
- 2500 educational videos online
- LibraryLinks website maintained by the teacher-librarian provides access to the online subscriptions and websites organized by subject and recommended for library research projects assigned by teachers
- 1 computer in the library for student access to Alexandria for locating titles
- Smartboard equipped computer lab
- 22 computers with access to the school network and the internet
- Students in Kindergarten borrow 1 title weekly.
- Students in Grades 1 and 2 borrow 2 books weekly
- Students in Grades 3 through 5 may borrow 4 books for a period of up to two weeks
- Books are available for a 1-week loan period for Grades 1 and 2
- Books are available for a 2-week loan period for Grades 3 and 5
- Special loan periods may apply to books needed for class projects
- Magazines may be borrowed, but must be transported in an envelope
- Students are responsible for returning all library material by the due date. Library privileges may be withdrawn from students who repeatedly fail to return books on time.
- Replacement cost will be charged for lost or damaged material. A billing letter will go home in June after students have received written and verbal reminders.
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Resources for Download (PDF)
- Summer Reading List (Gr 1-5)
- Summer Reading List (Gr 6-12)
- 2013/14 School Year Dates
- Generic Consent Form
- Course Calendar (Gr 9-12)
- Strategic Plan 2010 - 2015
- Student Handbook