Your Library Learning Commons is located on the 4th floor of SJAM. We have a comfy recreational reading area, periodical room, a manga room, a computer lab, a teaching area with restaurant style booths with plugs for laptops, bookable audio-visual equipment, and more!
Mrs. MacLeod – Teacher Librarian
Ms. Watt- Teacher Librarian (Period 4 only)
Mrs. Bedford- Library Technician ( Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)
Hours of Operations
The Library is open Monday to Friday from 8:20 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The library is closed for the first 15 minutes of lunch break and then is open for the remainder of the lunch hour.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday the library is open until 4:00 p.m. with the Homework Club. All are welcome! Free juice and cookies are served!
Students must bring in a signed permission form to obtain a computer account. Records are kept in the library.
New to SJAM students must come by the library to get a computer account ordered. *This process is undergoing change this school year. Stay tuned for computer account news.
Printing in the library
Students may print their final good copy of assignments free of charge. There is a small fee for other types of printing (pictures, clipart, notes, etc.) The Golden Rule of printing is ASK BEFORE YOU PRINT!
Colour printing is available in the library for an additional fee. Students are required to save the assignment on a memory stick and then see library staff for assistance.
Borrowing books and more
The typical lending period for library materials is three weeks. Reference materials and magazines are overnight only. There is a 10 cent charge per day for overdue materials. Students may renew before the due date.
Students with outstanding fines may lose computer privileges and have their future timetables held. Please return your book on time!
No food or drink is permitted in the library.
Computer rules: The sharing of computer logons is prohibited. Viewing inappropriate sites, playing online games, visiting chatrooms will result in the loss of your computer privileges.
This guide was made possible with the support of many people (including a very talented student teacher and a number of Hamilton Teacher-Librarians) and in consulting other style guides, such as our prior Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School library Style Guide and the Westdale Secondary School library Style Guide, and those from many of the sites shown linked on this guide.
We are a work in progress and are open to input and suggestions! Collaborate with us to make the ethical treatment of information and the building of information and literacy skills possible at our school for all of our students.