​​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


Located in room 101
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM3:45 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Please maintain "quiet work spaces". Tables and chairs on the north side of the library are considered independent study areas. No Food or Beverages other than water are permitted in the library.

Learning Centre

Located just off the foyer (Classroom on the left)
Monday - Friday: Before School, Lunch Hour and After School

It's important to understand that anyone can use the learning centre. Some of Churchill’s most successful students take regular advantage of the resources in the centre as part of their study routine. For those with learning challenges, the use of the resources in the learning center should be an integral part of a successful learning strategy. 

Library Loaning Information

Students require a current student ID card.

ResourceLoan PeriodDetails
3 weeks
Non-current magazines can be borrowed for a one week period.
Books3 WeeksBooks can be renewed two times. 
Reference Books1 NightNot all reference materials may not be lent out.
Cameras & Camcorders

Only with permission from a teacher for a class project.
Overnight loans only under exceptional circumstances

Library books are due back by June 1 of the current school year. Special considerations for book loans after June 1 must be approved by the Library Technician.

The Learning Resource Centre is open to provide some learning assistance to students at Sir Winston Churchill Senior High School. All students are welcome to drop in for extra help during school operating hours.

Academic Assistance 

This is provided by the school's strategic learning or resource teachers. Voluntary peer tutors, community volunteers and teaching assistants may also be available to provide assistance to students in some of their core courses. Computer, encyclopedia, and diploma examination preparation resources are also available to students. In addition, there is a bank of 12 computers at student disposal at all times of the school day.

Churchill’s School Development Plan is focused upon creating optimal learning environments that are responsive to all learners in the 21st Century. In an attempt to stay true to this goal the library provides the environment for this transformation, by integrating the new and old in a seamless physical and virtual space in which all formats can be assimilated and studied. The library has created a network of information, people and programs for learning within the school and beyond, offering students and staff the knowledge of resources that would aid them in having a successful year at Churchill. The library also has created a safe learning environment and more importantly, provided an atmosphere that is productive for student learning.

Although allowing some level of noise and talking in a group work space area facilities collaboration as well as a degree of socializing that contributes to the appeal of the library space. Students will need to observe the following expectations while using the library:

  • Only bottled water is allowed in the library and at computer work stations. Food or open drinks are not allowed in the library or at the computer workstations.
  • Students that have loud conversations or technology devices such as cell phones that disturb other learners in the library will be asked to leave.


Computer printing and photocopying is available in the library. 

Electronic Resources

The library subscribes to nearly 100 electronic resources with access to full text articles, books, journals, and eBooks. These resources are available to students from home or anywhere over the internet. Please ask library staff for username and password information.


The library has over 80 computers, updated with the most recent software, in the open area for students to use for research and project work. Gaming is strictly prohibited. The library also offers one study room for quiet study or group work.


The Learning Centre offers credit classes as well.  The Learning Strategies course is offered to students with diagnosed learning needs. The purpose of the course is to support students in their other subjects while teaching them strategies that they can apply to those classes.  Some of the skill areas covered throughout the year are:

  • self-advocacy
  • attention and concentration in the learning process
  • how memory works
  • organizing materials
  • time management
  • reading skills
  • writing skills test preparation

For more information about our courses, please click here or the side link above.


Library Technician - Ms. Summerton 

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