​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

Our Learning Commons

Welcome to the WCHS library: your source for credible, reliable academic resources and information. We have introduced new protocols to keep you safe. Learn about them here.


For staff and student safety during Covid-19, the WCHS Library is offering touch-less browsing and sign out:

  1.  use the Online Catalogue to find books and DVDs in our collection. Find a video tutorial on how to use the catalogue here.
  2. Once you have identified items you wish to borrow, submit a Request for Materials form. You must be signed into your @educbe.ca account to access the form.
  3. WCHS Library staff will email you at your @educbe.ca account when your materials are ready for pick up.
  4. When materials are returned, they will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the shelves.

The WCHS library is open 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday-Thursday and Friday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. We have an extensive collection of print and digital resources for study, research or pleasure reading, laptop and desktop computers, and portable technology such as cameras. Students are welcome to use the library independently, or with their classes.

The WCHS Library website is a portal to credible academic resources, including the Online Reference Centre (ORC) and our Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). The webpage also gives access to the Library’s online catalogue.  Ask your teacher-librarian, Ms. Prentice for a list of useful usernames and passwords to access our collection of digital resources.

Introducing: Book Geek Bingo!

During a pandemic, reading can be an important part of self-care. Reading can help us relax, process difficult emotions, and build our powers of compassion and empathy. It can also be a fun escape when our options for interacting in the outside world are constrained.

Do you need a little extra incentive to read? Or maybe you just like a challenge? Try our WCHS Library Book Geek BINGO. Here are your instructions:

  1. Visit the WCHS Library to pick up a Bingo card. We have both Staff and Student Editions.
  2. Start reading. The first one to read a straight line on the Bingo card in any direction wins a prize. We'll have one prize for Staff, and one for Students.

Remember…books must be read between November 2020 and June 2021. No cheaters.

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