Q & A


The McRoberts Library Learning Commons will be a collaborative, innovative, and inclusive learning space that provides diverse, relevant resources and learning opportunities for our community.


Our mission as Teacher Librarians is to support all members of the school community through shared expertise rooted in a social justice framework. We are committed to engaging in life-long learning and advocacy. We strive to model professional, collegial behaviours and to bring joy into literacy and learning.


We believe that the SLLC is a unique and vital part of our learning community.
We believe that the SLLC needs to be a safe space for all community members.
We believe in open access to library spaces and resources.

We believe in justice.
We believe in the power of community.
We believe that Teacher Librarians hold important roles as advocates.
We believe in centering the First People’s Principles of Learning in our work.
We believe in equity, inclusion, and diversity in our practices and our resources.

We believe in learning.
We believe that the focus of teaching is on the learner.
We believe that all literacies are central to personal and academic competency.
We believe in supporting the core competencies of learners.

We believe in collaboration.
We believe in collegiality and professionalism.
We believe in practicing and modeling a growth mindset.

We believe in the joy of reading and learning.

The library is open daily from 8 am-4 pm.

Come on in to grab a book, read, work, check out our maker materials or just relax. We are happy to help you find resources or your next great read!

Your Go Card is your Library Card! Bring it with you for quick and easy check-outs, but we can also look you up by student number or name. It helps if you clearly write your student number down on a piece of paper for us!

As many as you need! Just make sure to return them on time so that you can keep checking out new books

Books are loaned for 2 weeks. You can renew by stopping into the LLC (with or without the actual book!) if the title is not on hold for another student.

You can return books to the drop-box located at the circulation desk, or after hours in the drop-box located at the front doors of the library.


eBooks and audiobooks can be taken out from the comfort of your own device! Just head to our catalogue and scroll down to eBooks or audiobooks.


We are just happy to have the book back so that someone else can use it – thank you!

If you lose or damage a book, your school account will be charged half of the replacement cost of the book. These fees will need to be paid by the end of the year in order to settle your account and receive your yearbook.


Maker materials are available for use in the LLC! We have a variety of puzzles, robots, board games, Keva blocks, coloring sheets, a 3D printer, a green screen, a Cricut… the possibilities are endless!

We also have supplies to help you with projects and assignments: glue, scissors, markers, poster board, construction paper… Just ask!

The LLC offers free black & white printing for your class assignments! Come on by to use our computers to print your work. To keep this service free and accessible to all, please remember that workbooks, practice packages, or study guides need to be printed elsewhere.

We have a few laptops available for use within the LLC. Please see a librarian to sign one out!

We have two ways that you can get involved in the LLC:

Become a Library Page!

Library Pages volunteer their time to help in the LLC. They are assigned weekly shifts that take place after school, from 3 pm-4 pm. In a given shift, Pages may help with shelving, tidying, planning & creating displays, writing book reviews or making book recommendations. There is a mandatory training session required before Pages start doing shifts. All training & volunteer shifts can count as volunteer hours for your courses or school requirements! Stay tuned to the announcements for info on how to sign up, or stop by the LLC to speak with a librarian.

Become a member of our Library Leadership Team!

This team will meet monthly during lunch hour to provide input regarding LLC resources, physical space, and programming as we work to ensure that the LLC is meeting the needs of our school community. We are planning to renovate our space thanks to our successful LES Pilot Grant Application last year, and we need to know what students and staff want and need from the LLC. This team is one avenue for community consultation, and we hope to have staff & students involved!


Teacher Librarians/Bibliothécaires: Mme Mainville (jmainville@sd38.bc.ca) & Mme Hudson (jahudson@sd38.bc.ca)

Library Technician/Bibliotechnicienne: Ms. Stashuk

Bonjour et bienvenue! Nous sommes tellement ravies de vous accueillir cette année au carrefour d’apprentissage et on a hâte de vousrencontrer et de vous soutenir dans votre apprentissage. Nous vous souhaitons toutes et tous une très bonne rentrée et on se reverra bientôt.

Hi and welcome! We are so thrilled to welcome you this year in the LLC and we’re excited to meet you and support you in your learning. We wish you all a great start to the year and we will see you soon.

Masks are welcome.

Please sanitize your hands often.

Please refer to our community agreement: We agree, like JEDI to be!

All students are asked to sign in using the posted QR code or the sign-in binder located by the entrance if you are using the library without a class/teacher. We use this data to see how students are using the library and to track our progress over time so that we can advocate for more resources to better serve you!


Yes, you are welcome to eat & drink at the designated eating tables in the library. Please look for the signs that tell you where you can eat. If the designated tables are full, we ask that you please eat outside the library and join us when you are done. Please remember to take care of the space and leave things clean and tidy when you leave.