Welcome to the Mid-High Learning Commons

The Mid-High Learning Commons is an uncommon experience!

Whether on their own, or in a large or small group, students can come here to create and learn, collaborate, interact with their peers, or just enjoy the enormous media wall!

General Information

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Thursday

8:00 am – 2:15 pm Friday (unless the space has been booked for a special event)

On Fridays after 2:15, the Commons is typically used for staff PD activities and meetings.

Please remember that our book collection serves a wide range of ages.

  • There are books identified as “juvenile”, “young adult”, and “adult” so choose wisely. Not everything on our shelves may be appropriate for a particular student.
  • We want to support readers to develop the skills needed to make appropriate choices, so feel free to ask for advice.

Help us to keep the resources well organized so things are easy to find.

  • When you are browsing, use the paint sticks to mark the location on the shelf where the book originally was.
  • If you notice something out of place, please let one of the Commons staff know.
  • If there is a book you think we should have in our collection, please let one of the Commons staff know the title and author – we have a request list on the go.

Bring your student ID cards to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the sign out process

  • The standard sign out is for 2 weeks.
  • Books can be renewed, unless there is a hold on it.
  • If you want to reserve a book, please talk to one of the Learning Commons staff. Check periodically to see whether it has come in and if it has, sign it out.

Be thoughtful about the number of resources that you sign out at a time.

  • Though the total number of items signed out (textbooks, library books, and other resources) is limited to 15, most of the time you will not want to have that many things out… too easy to lose/misplace things and not fair to others.

Please note that students are financially responsible for any lost or damaged resources that they have signed out.

Westmount teachers can book the space for their classes by contacting the Learning Commons Coordinator or the Learning Commons Assistant.

The Learning Commons can be booked for:

  • after-hours activities or
  • activities involving outside agencies

using the same procedures identified for the gym and any other outside use of school facilities.

We are grateful for our volunteers!

Senior High Westmount Students

Students with a spare are welcome to help out in the Commons. Come and see us for more information.

Parent Volunteers

We are always looking for parents who are available to help out in the Commons during the school day.  Please refer to Westmount’s volunteer process.

Calgary Public Library offers FREE online tutoring for grades 1-12 through BrainFuse HelpNow. All you need is a free Calgary Public Library card to access.  Here is the link for card registration. https://calgarylibrary.ca/card/.

Once registered, students can log on and get immediate access to a live tutor between 2 & 11 pm, who can provide them with one to one assistance with specific homework problems. Great features include screen sharing and a mobile app.

Responses are quick and the tutors are experts/knowledgeable about the subjects. There are a variety of resources found in BrainFuse:

  • Live Tutoring
    • Live online help from expert tutors.
  • Writing Lab
    • Expert online writing assistance.
  • SkillSurfer
    • A library of lessons, videos, tests and more
  • Send Question
    • Helpful responses to your academic questions.
  • LEAP Learning Platform
    • Diagnostic test centre with customized study plans, lessons, and live tutoring
  • FlashBulb™
    • Create and share flashcards, tests, and games
  • eParachute
    • Discover the college majors and careers that match your skills and interests.
  •  MEET™
    • Schedule sessions with friends in our private virtual study room
  • Brainwave™
    • Create and share movie-like notes and ideas


  1. Go to the CPL website https://calgarylibrary.ca/
  2. Sign in.
  3. Click on “School” on the right-hand side of the menu bar near the top.
  4. Click on the grade level of interest.
  • For grades 4-6, then click on “Do Math and Science”
  • For grades 7-9, then click on “Practise Math and Science”
  • For grades 10-12, then click on “Study for a Test” or “Practise Math and Science”

There is a separate login for some of the features in BrainFuse.

To access Solero if you already have a library card:

  1. Go to the CPL website https://calgarylibrary.ca/.
  2. Sign in.
  3. Click on “School” on the right-hand side of the menu bar near the top.
  4. Click on the grade level of interest.
  5. Click on the subject are of interest.
  6. Scroll down and click on Solaro.
  7. You will need to set up an account with Solaro using your public library card number.
  8. Add courses of interest to your profile.
  9. Click on the course.  The activities and other materials are all developed to match the program of studies).  There are explanations, examples, practice quizzes, and more.