Below are services offered by the District Learning Commons (DLC)

Library Automation 

Since the completion of the library automation systems, District Learning Commons personnel continue to up-date the database for each site as new resources are purchased. All of the new library resources purchased for all but two secondary schools are catalogued and processed in the District Learning Commons.

Approximately 15,000 new resources are catalogued and processed for school libraries each year.In addition, support and training for the automated libraries is offered through the District Learning Commons.



The DLC has two methods for binding materials: coil (cerlox) and Fast Back. Materials are paid for out of school budgets.

Binding requests must be accompanied by a service requisition signed by the Principal.


Everything from posters to book covers are laminated on a regular basis. Approximately 700 to 1,000 feet of laminating is produced monthly. The cost of laminating is billed to the individual school account.

  • 23.5″ maximum width – maps, posters, etc. that are larger can be folded, which will leave a small seam down the centre.
  • Do not use staples or pins, etc. and do not glue thick objects to items being laminated – they must be flat.

Items for lamination must be accompanied by a service requistion.