Welcome to the Northview Heights Library Learning Commons!

What are our Goals?

Our goals for Library Learning Commons (LLC) users are to support the academic success of our students, to promote a life-long enjoyment of reading and to provide knowledge building experiences in a welcoming environment that is conducive to learning.  The Library is a welcoming space for ALL students!  

Come in and explore!!!!

The Virtual Library- Your access to books, research and more!  

Explore these slides to learn how to access books from the library, including E-Books and Audio Books:  Using the Virtual Library and finding Books, E-Books and Audio Books

Support for students:  
The Ministry of Education has provide access to online Tutoring.  Students can use Brainfuse and PAPER.  To use PAPER please see the attached slidedeck, with registration and login information on slide 3.  This is an excellent resource for not just 1:1 tutoring with a live person but also ANY written work, from lab assignments to full essays, through their REVIEW CENTRE.  PAPER tutoring

What do we do? 

Teacher-librarians work collaboratively with teachers and students to ensure that students obtain and/or understand:

  • Researched Information & How to Cite Sources
  • Literacy skills
  • Independent Reading Skills
  • Support for Learning with Technology.

Check out these self directed slides for research using the Virtual Library:

 Using the VL to narrow down your research: academic and non-academic sources

Research tips- being a better "googler" and using Boolean shortcuts

Avoiding Plagiarism

Teacher Librarians motivate students to read for pleasure and information by making available:

  • Fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Specialized Collections - Graphic novels
  • Forest of Reading Book Club
  • Virtual sources

New books are being added all of the time

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Request a book for the Library: Book Requests (3 simple questions:-)

Teacher Librarians design learning to engage students in inquiry learning so that students can:

  • Develop Critical Thinking
  • Efficiently Process Information
  • Utilize Best Practices with Technology
  • Create and Share Completed Assignments in a Meaningful Way

Explore this excellent Research Guide (with so much more:-) produced by the Toronto District School Board: Research Success

 What can students do?

Northview's Library has 20 000 books, quiet study and collaborative work spaces, Chromebooks, computers with Internet access, and printing. Students can use the Library Learning Commons on their own when it is open in the mornings, during the lunch period and/or after school as well as with their classes to browse for books, read their e-mail, work on their assignments or use one of our online research databases. When students are at home or in public library, students can access our   Northview Heights Secondary School Virtual Library 24 hours a day to use subscription databases or selected web links including the Toronto Public Library (Hours & Locations), and TDSB  student research guide.