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.
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 online help from expert tutors.
Expert online writing assistance.
A library of lessons, videos, tests and more
Helpful responses to your academic questions.
LEAP Learning Platform
Diagnostic test centre with customized study plans, lessons, and live tutoring
Create and share flashcards, tests, and games
Discover the college majors and careers that match your skills and interests.
Schedule sessions with friends in our private virtual study room