​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

At Maple Ridge School you will hear students fondly call the Learning Commons the iLab. Currently the use of the iLab is on hold as we work to meet the necessary Covid-19 protocols required to use the space safely

The iLab (Learning Commons) provides opportunities for students to purposefully create, inquire and explore through various sources. It is a place where technology is available to help capture the imagination of students and provide them with access to knowledge beyond the walls of the school. Our vision is to continue to develop this centre as an open and inviting place with well-stocked bookshelves and inviting open spaces, which promote a desire to investigate and inquire about the world around us. As the core-learning hub within the school, the Learning Commons has been designed to allow for multiple functions and to provide exhibition spaces for work created or inspired by students. 

This fall the iLab has moved outdoors where students have been provided the opportunity to investigate a curricular topic using loose parts including consumable items that were generously donated last year. 

How to Request Library Books:  

1. First use eLibrary to search for books in your school library. This link can also be found on the Maple Ridge School website 

2. Then click on the following link Maple Ridge School Library Book Request and fill out the form to request specific library books.  

Use the information from the eLibrary to fill out the form including:  

  • Student Name, Grade, Teacher and Student E-mail 
  • Title, Author and Call Number of the book 

3. You can also log in to see your account which will tell you which books you have signed out and when they are due. 

Help for eLibrary is found within eLibrary under the “Using eLibrary tab”. 

 Here are some helpful videos about using eLibrary: 

  1. Accessing eLibrary - https://www.screencast.com/t/O...     
  1. Navigating eLibrary - https://www.screencast.com/t/7... 
  1. eLibrary Quick search - https://www.screencast.com/t/c... 
  1. Log into eLibrary and view My Account - https://www.screencast.com/t/1...   


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