The SCA library is a vibrant, welcoming learning space that is equipped with valuable resources, both technology and text based, to assist, encourage, and support students in becoming independent learners and discriminating users of information. As an integral part of the school’s learning outcomes the library provides and supports learning opportunities that challenge life long learners to utilize information effectively whether in the library, classroom or at home as we evolve from a collection based facility to an accessed based service.
General Library Etiquette and Rules:
Students in grades 9-12 are required to enter and exit the library from the forum entrance
Students in grades 7 & 8 are to enter and exit the library from the corridor adjacent to their classrooms.
Have your student identification card with you.
Quiet please – students are here to research, read, and study.
During class time a library pass is required from your teacher.
Food and Drink are not allowed.
Always leave your work space clean.
Return borrowed materials on time.
Students must have their student ID card to check out materials.
Books are loaned out for two weeks.
Magazines are loaned for one week. Most recent copies of magazines remain in the library. Popular magazines are kept at the circulation desk.
Newspapers must remain in the library.
Videos are to be signed out by teachers and the loan period is one week.
The library has a digital still camera and a video camera that may be signed out for one school period or day at a time with teacher permission.
Cameras must be used on school property only.
Inter-library loan among CCRSB school libraries is now available. Please ask at the library for details.
The library does not charge overdue fines, but it is important to return materials on or before their due date. Students are responsible for the care and preservation of all materials checked out to them. Materials may be renewed if students and staff need extra time as long as no other requests for that item have been made. Students will not be loaned new material if they have items overdue and may not be permitted to attend extra curricular activities such as dances. Any books owing at the end of the year will be charged to the student.
Computers and Online Services
There are 10 computers available for student use for research and curriculum purposes.
A laptop cart is available for teachers to sign out for use with their classes. Students must pass in the Internet Acceptable Use Policy form before accessing the Internet in the library. SCA library policies regarding computer use are posted in the library. The library has various on-line services available. Check out the school library services website at http://schools.ccrsb.ednet.ns.ca/lib to use the CCRSB school library catalogues as well as direct access to Infotrac and EBSCO, online databases that contain full text magazine, newspaper and reference book articles.