Discover many resources to help you find books, eBooks and audiobooks for class assignments or for your own reading pleasure.

If you can’t find what you want or need, please contact your school librarian, Ms Pilon.

New In Teen Books

Find A Book

Use the Idea Exchange library catalogue to find books and other materials.

Find an eBook or an Audiobook

Use Idea Exchange’s download library or the school’s Sora app to find eBooks and Audiobooks.

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Download Library

Valid Idea Exchange library card required

Sora reading app

school ID # Student # for students.
your birthday in MMDDYYYY format

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Recommended Reads

Literature Resources

Bloom's Literature database

Critical essays, author biographies
and character analysis

Literary Reference Center Plus database

Literature information
from all genres and eras

Idea Exchange library card required

Gale Literature Resource Center

Biographies, full-text criticisms
and reviews on writers from all eras

Novelist database

Book reviews, plot summaries,
discussion guides and more

Idea Exchange library card required

English@St. Benedict Blog

Upcoming Events (Idea Exchange & Waterloo Region)

Join us for our One Book One Community Event!
Thursday Sept. 23    7:00 to 9:00 pm

Peter Mansbridge photo with his book Extraordinary Canadians

Peter Mansbridge former anchor of CBC’s The National, and producer Mark Bulgutch will be joining us to discuss the One Book, One Community Waterloo Book for 2021, Extraordinary Canadians. Learn more  at, and visit the One Book, One Community YouTube Channel on September 23 to watch this exciting event live.

Cost: Free

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