Learning Commons Procedures
Library Learning Commons
The Library Learning Commons is an integral part of the education program and an extension of the classroom. Every effort is made to provide resources for an inquiry-centred education and support the means and methods by which students can become life-long independent learners.
The library learning commons is open daily from 8:00 am – 3:15 pm under the supervision of a staff member. From 12:30 to 1:00 pm students may spend their lunch break catching up on homework or reading in the LLC.
All resources are barcoded and circulated using the management software Destiny, which has been implemented throughout Black Gold Regional Schools and tracks patron and school materials with great accuracy.
Students are allowed to sign out three fiction and two nonfiction books for a total of five books. However, considerations may be made for assignments. Library books are signed out for a period of 21 school days and then are expected to be returned or renewed. Excluding weekends, holidays and days when no librarian is on duty, a $.05 late fee is applied to late materials.
Balances equal or greater than $2.00 will result in suspended library privileges until fees are paid. A courtesy email is sent three days prior to the due date, while a second email is sent when items have exceeded the due date by seven school days. Homeroom teachers will receive weekly reports to be posted where students have access. In addition, students are encouraged to login to their Destiny Discover account to track the activity on their account.
In keeping with our textbook policy, it is expected that students will be responsible for any damaged or lost textbooks/novel studies throughout the year. A student will not receive a new textbook/novel study until the outstanding cost of the lost/damaged one is paid for. All fees for lost/damaged books will be added to the student ACORN account and made available to pay online using: Visa, Visa debit, Visa prepaid, Mastercard, Interac Online. Cheque or Cash can also be accepted in the office. In the event a lost item is found and returned in reasonable condition, a full refund will be issued.