​Learning Commons at the CBE

Today’s learners cannot imagine life without the internet and supporting technology. The concept of the traditional library is changing to include technology, online tools and spaces for collaboration and exploration.​​​

Learning Commons / Library

The Centennial High School Learning Commons

Technology Support 

  1.  Are you having difficulty getting on to D2L?  Have you forgotten your password? Send an email including the student first and last name and Student ID number to nlnielsen@cbe.ab.ca.  We will respond to you as soon as we can.  
  2. Student gmail - If you need your student email name.  Log onto D2L.  Click on your name in the top right corner.  Click on the email tab. Please use this email to communicate with your teachers.    

Our Learning Commons provides a welcoming learning space for students to collaborate, inquire, create new knowledge and celebrate their learning.  The Learning Commons is committed to:  

  • providing a positive and welcoming learning environment for all learners  
  • supporting and encouraging a love of reading  developing responsible, effective and ethical users of information  
  • offering technology access for all learners  
  • helping students prepare for their post-high school world  

Students will also find the Work Experience Program, Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), Indigenous Grad Coach and LC9 for learner support.  In addition to visiting the Learning Commons with their classes; students are welcome to use the space before school, at lunch, after school, and during tutorials for study and assignment completion.  

Digital Learning Commons 

The Digital Learning Commons will provide students anywhere, anytime access to credible digital resources and support for school-related or personal interest research.

Students can email nlnielsen@cbe.ab.ca to obtain Usernames and Passwords for home access for specific databases. These cannot be published online due to licensing agreements.  

eLibrary now has a search into Calgary Public Library, to help facilitate some searching of digital resources.

The Learning Commons Print Collection

The Learning Commons is committed to providing students and staff with current and relevant fiction and nonfiction titles.  

Borrowing Expectations

Titles are loaned for three weeks and can be extended if needed.  Student ID is required to sign out & renew books. Textbook Collection Textbooks are signed out from the Learning Commons with a current student ID card. 

  • Textbooks are loaned for the semester.
  • All Textbooks are due on the last day of semester or prior to the start of the subject exam. 
  • Outstanding resources are marked as LOST immediately and the management system assigns a replacement fee.  
  • Students with outstanding resources will need to return the titles to sign out new materials for the next semester.

The Learning Commons is committed to providing students and staff with current and relevant fiction and nonfiction titles. In adherence to the CBE’s current COVID Protocol’s, the learning commons will not be available to students for finding resources. At this time, students can request books and DVDs by emailing the following information to nlnielsen@cbe.ab.ca:

Students, teachers (and parents) can visit the eLibrary to search for resources and login to view borrowed and overdue items in MyAccount.

Using e-library:

Accessing eLibrary - https://www.screencast.com/t/OzIFwlg4Pbm    

Navigating eLibrary - https://www.screencast.com/t/7gAJ7LGmg

eLibrary Quick search - https://www.screencast.com/t/cDVAuQ25mQ

Log into eLibrary and view My Account - https://www.screencast.com/t/1OS4RL2NC   

eLibrary FAQs (email)

Staff and Hours

Learning Commons Staff Teacher-Librarian: Ms. Nielsen 

e| nlnielsen@cbe.ab.ca

p| 403-256-8140, extension 2241

Learning Commons Hours: 

Monday to Thursday  8:30 am - 3:45 pm

Friday from 8:45 am - 2:15 pm  

Test Centre Hours:      


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