St. Thomas Aquinas Library
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday
7:50 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (approx.)
Shortly after photo day, students will receive a laminated student card. These cards will act as your library card as well. Students wishing to take out library materials will be expected to show the student/library card at the circulation desk.
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1. Loan Policy
Almost all materials in the library can circulate. Reference books cannot be taken out during the day and are for overnight use only.
Overnight loans must be returned before the first period of the following school day. The current magazines do not go out. The information here can be photocopied so the original is available for others. Materials are all on a set loan period. For the regular collection, a two-week loan period exists. Should time run out, a simple renewal will allow the borrower another loan period. However, if the due date is missed, a fine begins per item. Back issue magazines and compact disks are all on a one-week loan period.
2. Library Use
Individual use of the library is encouraged. The tables are for group work. Low-level conversation is expected. For those who want to work in private, the study carrels are meant to provide some isolation from those working at the tables. For this reason, no talking or socializing is allowed in the carrel area.
3. Computer Use
The computers in the library are for the On-Line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), or Internet use. Students are expected to make use of each of these functions.
Formal lessons on the use of these programmes will be given in class, but if a student wishes to learn early, simply ask the library staff.
4. Internet Access
The Aquinas library provides internet access to students. Students are encouraged to use this source of information, but only after the books and magazines have been consulted. The internet is not a starting place for information searches.
Student access will be allowed once the student has signed the Board’s Acceptable Use Policy.