The library is intended to be a resource area for the whole school. Students are encouraged to come to the library to do their homework and study, to read for pleasure, and to make use of the wide variety of books and magazines available to them.
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As one of the largest libraries in the EMSB, the James Lyng Library is on its way to becoming ‘A 21st Century Learning Commons,’ which is active, collaborative and learner-centered. Our welcoming and inclusive environment encourages students to discover, read, learn, socialize, and enjoy.
The library houses our ever-evolving Multimedia Center, Charging Station, Chess and Games section, Lounge space with alternative soft seating, “GEMS” (Girls Empowered & Motivated to Succeed) area, and “Take-a-Break” colouring corner, all easily transformable into one large movie viewing room or meeting hall. We also have regular thematic displays that showcase our growing book collection with new books arriving all year long.
The James Lyng Library also includes a large work space to complement our Makerspace program, which is located across the hall, a Printing Press Room, an Art Gallery, and “Zen Den”, all while housing our “SAIL” (Supporting All Individual Learners) program.
In order to keep the library operating efficiently, we ask students to observe the following regulations:
- xPlease leave bags, coats, purses, etc., under the staircase when entering.
- Present I.D. when entering the library during the lunch period.
- Students are allowed to borrow up to 3 books at a time for a 3 week period upon presentation of a student ID card.
- Books are to be checked out at the circulation desk and returned to the book drop marked “return”.
- There are no late fees, but you will be charged for the replacement cost of any lost or damaged book(s).
The school library is equipped with multimedia computers accessible to students after they have taken a tutorial. All students are encouraged to make use of the centre.