About the Library

Hours

The school library is open for students throughout the day from 8-4 usually.  Students are expected to have a valid STUDENT CARD  for borrowing materials from the school library.  If not… you will need a copy of your timetable or another form of identification.

Available Resources

  • Books (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Encyclopedia (print and electronic access)
  • Magazines (print and electronic access)
  • Software (only if licensed with borrowing privileges)

Loan Periods

Normal Loan period is three weeks and books may be renewed for an additional three weeks

Magazines = in library only for the current issue

Reference materials = overnight loan or in library use only

Audio media = one week loan

Library Learning Commons (library.wrdsb.ca)

Home access is available for Library Learning Commons electronic databases (for magazines, newspapers, encyclopedia, etc). Students will use their PAL user name and password for home access.  See the Teacher-Librarian (or posted information) for the details.

Past Due/Fine Notices

Students are responsible for returning all materials by the required due date.  Fines are charged at the rate of $.10 per school day per item.

Notices of items that are past due or fines that are owing are regularly distributed to students in their home rooms. Students are expected to respond to the first notice and return materials or clear fine accounts promptly.  Student borrowing and /or computer privileges may be withheld until accounts are cleared.

Computer Access

Computers are reserved for academic purposes and classroom use receives the first priority.

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 Guideline (details available in student handbook).  Please review these regulations before using any computer equipment in the school.

Wireless access is available in the cafeteria and the school library. Each school is assigned a limited number of wireless access accounts and each individual user request to the wireless network is processed through the board’s Internet firewall. If your request is denied, try again later.

Saving Your Work

Each student has access to a dedicated space on the Cameron Heights network server to save his or her work at school.  Students are encouraged to make use of virus software when transporting data from school computers to home computers via portable devices. Work can be accessed from home using myfiles.wrdsb.ca.  NOTE: Students and staff do not have access to email services such as Hotmail, etc. (as per expectations in the Acceptable Use Guideline). Students are encouraged to use the WRDSB Google Apps for Education –  google.wrdsb.ca

Printing from Computers

Each student receives 50 print credits at the start of the school year.  Additional print credits may be purchased in the school library. The cost is $.05 per page (minimum purchase =$1.00)

Coin-operated Photocopier

A copier for student use is available in the library.

Cost per page per side = $.10

School Library Webpage

http://chc.wrdsb.ca/library  provides access to a wide range of electronic resources for research and study skills.  These resources may be used at school or at home.  Please see the Teacher-Librarian (or posted information) for user names and passwords for at-home access to copyrighted material.

Food and Beverages

Food and beverages are not permitted in the library.  Please use the cafeteria area. Water is the only exception.