Please note the double entrance. The west (right) door has a book drop built in to it so that borrowers may return materials even when the library is closed. This door usually remains locked. Please use the east (left) door to enter the library.
The circulation desk
Library materials are loaned at this station. When the library is open, all borrowed materials should be returned to the main Book Return slot located between the circulation desk and the nearest bank of computers. Students wishing to use a computer must first sign in the binder on the circulation desk.
The library has over 50 chromebooks that are available for student use. Students must sign them out at the circulation desk.
Students who want assistance finding information can ask for help at the reference desk.
The black filing cabinets contain manila folders on a wide variety of subjects. The folders contain pamphlets, maps, posters, magazine articles and newspaper articles. A duo-tang on top of the cabinets contains a thesaurus (an alphabetically arranged, cross-referenced list) of all the files. Each file is catalogued in the library catalogue as well.
Students and staff attempt to keep this area as quiet as possible, so students can work here without distractions.
The lounge is located conveniently near the periodical collection, and the newspaper stand is situated in the lounge as well. This area is provided as a comfortable place where students and staff can read quietly. It is not intended as a place to visit.
The most recent issue of each magazine is displayed on the periodical shelving. Back issues are stored in the library office, and are available to students on request. Magazines are available for use withing the library, and should not leave the library.
The non-fiction collection follows the Dewey Decimal System, and contains a reference section (REF), oversize book collection (LB), and French collection (FR) along with the regular non-fiction collection. The fiction collection, located near the rear of the library, contains French fiction (FRF), hardcover fiction (FIC), paperback fiction (PB), and anthologies of short stories in the Story Collection (SC).
The reference collection is located at the front of the library near the circulation desk. It contains general and subject specific encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, almanacs, indexes, bibliographies, etc.
The reference collection includes an atlas stand and a dictionary stand for oversize atlases and dictionaries. Smaller atlases and dictionaries are shelved in the reference collection.
Upper work area
This bright and spacious area is reserved for students who come to the library as a class, accompanied by their teacher.
The duties and responsibilities of the Librarian are many and varied. Here are some of the duties that can assist you:
- The Librarian organizes, maintains and updates the materials in the library’s print, non-print, and electronic collection.
- Provides reference information for both teachers and students and assists in the
development of library skills.
- Familiarizes herself/himself with all available community resources and makes teachers and students aware of them.
- Assists and monitors students who utilize the library Internet connection.