Library Learning Commons

The VSS Library is open 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday, most school days.​
​Vernon Secondary School’s Library Learning Commons is a spacious and well-lit area with room for up to about 72 students at a time. In the LLC you will have access to about eighteen thousand books, magazines, videos, and encyclopedias, 32 desktop workstations, and 52 laptops. Most of our non-fiction books are on the second floor mezzanine, while our history & geography, fiction, graphic novels, large format and reference sections are all on the main floor. We also have a sets of headphones, headsets, external DVD drives, and mice, plus a variety of charging and connecting cables for loan. link to the VSS Library's Online Patron Access Catelogue to search, renew reserve...
Passwords for our online resources can be obtained from your school library staff. Most will now use the same student number (or email) and password as you use for school computers.
sign in with your student number & borrow eBooks to read on your mobile device or online borrow AudioBooks to listen to on your mobile device or online

click to get help installing OverDrive's Sora App for school libraries

app setup code: VSSCA

VSS reliable online resources/Reference eBooks from Salem Press:
Salem Press: Principals of Climatology Salem Press: Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues Salem Health: Complementary & Alternative Medicine Salem Health: Psychology & Behavioral Health
Salem Health: Addictions, Substance Abuse & Alcoholism Salem Press Current Topics: Social Justice... Salem Press Current Topics: Pandemics Salem Press Current Topics: Treaties in the News
VSS reliable online resources/eBooks/Research Databases from Gale:
Gale eBooks: a wide variety of non-fiction reference books Gale: In Context - Canada Gale: In Context - Global Issues Gale: In Context - Science Gale: Literary Index
Many more VSS only online resources (Click HERE): click to link to log in page click to log into the Globe and Mail's digital newspapers

For all of the SD22 reliable online resources/Research Databases (Click HERE)

ask your VSS Teacher-librarian for the login credentials
Booking Calendar
Textbooks – Class Checkout

SD22 Network Accounts:

Microsoft Office 365 Google G-Suite
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Our Library has 30 Windows-10 desktop workstations (with the full slate of Adobe Creative Cloud programs), and 52 ChromeBook computers, that students can use to access the Internet (including our Library catalogue and On-line Databases subscriptions) and access either of their cloud based apps and storage solutions (Microsoft’s Office 365 or Google’s G-Suite).
Our Teacher-Librarian is Mr. Mark Bendall, and our Library-Assistant is Ms. Flora Evans. If you are looking for a place to work with access to a rich array of resources in many formats, or needing help finding or working with information, then come on in!
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