Librarian: U. Wilkinson
Westwood Senior Library will meet the learning,
reading and recreational needs of its users by providing a wide range of
physical and e-resources as well as dedicated service in a comfortable and
|7:30 – 11:30 & 12:00 - 15:30
Tues. - Thurs:
|7:30 – 11:30 & 12:00 - 16:00
|7:30 – 11:30 & 12:00 - 14:30
On Offer at the Library:
The library has a wide selection
of fiction, non-fiction, e-books on Kobo Touch e-Readers, newspapers, and
magazines for both recreational reading and school projects. In addition, the
library offers two online encyclopaedias (Britannica and Universalis) and
databases for your research needs. The encyclopaedias can be accessed through
Portal under the “General Resources” tab. Don’t remember your Portal password?
Please ask your teacher to reset it. The databases are accessible from
as well as from the Senior Campus - Library - Useful Library Links page on this
website. Username and password are given in your agenda in the “Library”
Do you have a big research
assignment, but don’t know where to start? Wondering where to find the
information you need? Need help with your bibliography? Come to the library for
help, or contact the librarian by
Also available at the library:
Board and card games
Headphones (in-library use
School supplies (pens,
pencils, erasers, calculators, glue, Bristol board, etc.)
Film studio equipment
Library Volunteer Opportunities:
You are invited to join the
Library Student Advisory Group! Help make the library a better place for
students by organizing interesting activities and contests, suggesting books for
purchase and creating displays. You can also learn how the library operates and
help with tasks such as circulating, returning and shelving books. Please see
the librarian to sign up.
Library Use Guidelines:
The library functions as a “common room” before
school, at recess and at lunch. You are welcome to socialize, play card or board
games, spend time on the computers, and read. However, during class time, as
well as on test and exam days, the library is a quiet place to study and noisier
activities are suspended. Couches are “off limits” during all classes.
Individual students who come to work in the
library during class must show a note of explanation from their teacher.
No food or drink is permitted in the library,
with the exception of water.
Photocopies and printouts are available for
Computer Use Guidelines:
Terms set out in the computer
use agreement that you sign at the beginning of each year apply in the library,
as well. In addition, several other rules apply:
Students who have schoolwork
to complete have priority over other users.
No gaming at any time.
No changes to programs or
settings, including changes to screensavers.
No cyber bullying.
Avoid inappropriate sites. If you accidentally
come across sites dealing with hate material, sexually explicit material or
violent images, please alert the librarian.
To save your documents, e-mail the information to yourself using Portal, Yahoo,
Gmail or Hotmail. You may also use a memory stick.
You may borrow the following from the
Books for a period of two
Kobo Touch eReader for a
period of (2) weeks. Loan requires parental consent. The library currently
has 5 eReaders for you to use.
Magazines for a period of one
Reference books – overnight
only. This excludes certain encyclopaedias which are for in-library use
All items have “Date due” slips
attached to them, which are stamped with the date by which the borrowed item has
to be returned. Please check the list and return or renew the item on time.
A list of overdue items is posted
at the library every week. If you have overdue items you must return them before
borrowing other items.
Fines payable for overdue, damaged or missing items:
$0.10/school day for overdue
books and magazines.
$1.00/school day for overdue
$1.00/school day for overdue Kobo
The maximum fine payable is $5.00. Once you owe
this amount, your loan privileges are suspended until the fine is paid off. In
addition, if you lose or damage an item, you are liable for the replacement
costs. All fines are payable at the end of the school year.