Resource Centre Guide

Mission Statement for the E & C Quine Resource Centre (YRHS Library)

We live in an information rich age where technology and the internet have radically altered the mission of the modern day library. Our students need to become critical thinkers who acquire, evaluate, and ethically use information to solve problems and investigate topics of interest.  To facilitate this mission, the E & C Quine Resource Centre will provide available, flexible and inviting learning spaces and access to updated digital and print resources that represent diverse perspectives.  Library technicians will collaborate with teachers and administrators to design learning experiences that support school/district goals and curriculum objectives.

The mission of the E & C Quine Resource Centre is to provide quality learning experiences designed to equip students with the skills to adapt and thrive in a changing global environment.  Our library extends and enhances the classroom experience: a place where students and teachers can explore, learn, create, and collaborate. We foster a love of reading and learning in addition to modeling and utilizing current technologies to assist students in becoming proficient and responsible users and creators of information.

This is OUR Space!

  • Lounge areas to relax, read or visit quietly with friends.
  • Plenty of table space to work on that important assignment.
  • Area dedicated to individual quiet work.
  • An upstairs perfectly designed for a classroom discussion.
  • Surrounded by beautiful windows with a view of our courtyards and books, it is the perfect space.

 

We have expert support staff to help you locate what you need.

  • There are two Library Technicians that are available to provide staff and student's help with technical problems and to find the resources they may need.
  • We have a Library Lead Teacher to make sure all materials ordered are up to date and relevant.
  • Have a book suggestion? Don't be shy, put in a request with one of the Library Technicians!

Find the books you want, when you want them:

  • Our library staff is very proud of our selection of fiction reading materials and are adding to it regularly.
  • The YHS nonfiction collection has an array of subjects that will cover a multitude of our students needs for book reports or reading for enjoyment.
  • eBooks and Audiobooks that can be read on a phone, or other electronic devices.
  • We also support our GSSD inter library loan system. It provides our students and staff access to all the resources in the division's library system.

Need a hand with schoolwork?

  • 28 desktop computers on our school network.
  • Students have printer and copier access.
  • Our website also features online digital resources and reference materials for students use. Including encyclopaedias, eBooks, magazines, informational databases, digital video resources and EAL resources.
  • We will also lend you a Chromebook and access to our free guest Wi-Fi network!

Find some space of your own.

  • If you need a break from the world, visit our library, and just hang out.
  • We have lots of comfortable seating and space where you and your friends can meet up and visit quietly.
  • We always have a puzzle on the go.
  • Colouring pages are available to help you relax and refresh.