This page highlights Library Learning Commons services and resources available to St. Benedict teachers and educators.


Teachers can book an existing service or submit a request for a new workshop or collaboration.
Requests for tours and workshops must be booked at least one week in advance. 

          Library Orientation Tours

Focus: Grade 9 students

Library Orientation Tours are geared to Grade 9 students but can be adapted for any grade. The visit includes a tour of the library space and services, as well as an opportunity to obtain a library card and sign out materials.

Special activities can be accommodated upon request.

          Research Instruction

Focus: Grades 9 to 12

Research Instruction Workshops demonstrate how to access library resources and search library databases. Workshops can be geared towards a specific assignment (please provide the librarian with a copy of the assignment in advance).

         Plagiarism and Citation Workshop

Focus: Grades 9 to 12

Plagiarism and Citation Workshops teach the basics of plagiarism,  including when and how to cite.
For workshops on a specific assignment, please provide the librarian with a copy of the assignment in advance, indicating the citation style to be used.



Visit Bennies Bookshelf for Idea Exchange booklists.

Need a booklist for your class?

Contact your school librarian to request a new booklist.

  Resource Pick-up Service

Books on a specific topic can be pulled in advance for students to browse or sign out.

Contact the school librarian to request this service.

Items available at other Idea Exchange locations can be put on hold for pickup at Clemens Mill Library.


          CreativeHUB Classroom

The CreativeHUB is a learning space that can accommodate classes who require access to library resources or workshops. Requests for classroom bookings must be submitted at least one week in advance. Students must be supervised at all times.
Maximum capacity: 40

Room Equipment:

  • Tables and chairs (can be rearranged into a classroom, boardroom, or group-work setting).
  • Desktop computer, overhead projector, and speakers are available for teacher use. Note: computer does not have access to the school network.
  • Whiteboard and dry erase markers are available for class use

          Meeting Rooms

Meeting Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis for small group work.
Digital equipment is available for presentations and school work.

A valid Idea Exchange library card in good standing is required for all room bookings.

Maximum capacity: 5

          Quiet Study Area

A laptop bar and study tables are available for quiet work only. Outlets available for recharging devices.

This area cannot be reserved in advance.

Digital Resources For Teachers

Teachers and students have access to a wealth of authoritative, accurate and reliable online resources through the St. Benedict Library Learning Commons website. Teachers are encouraged to direct their students to the Online Resources webpage for school databases and eBooks including many WCDSB Virtual Learning resources.

For information on doing research and worksheets to help students please use the Research Tips webpage.

Below are several resources that teachers may find useful for their classroom.

Curio CanadaOffers CBC/Radio Canada content including documentaries, TV/radio shows, podcasts and more.
No login/Access Code required. To create playlists, create an account using your email. A 90-day verification code for same device will be sent. Use the Getting Started with Curio guide.

Information on copyright for Teachers.

Open, editable library catalogue offering books to read for free.

Other Teacher Resources

          Die-Cutting Machines

Use the Ellison die-cutting machine or the Sizzix machine to cut shapes or letters in paper and cardstock.
Machines are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Paper not provided.

To find out what die-cuts are available, visit the library or contact the school librarian.

          Clemens Mill MakerHUB

The MakerHUB at Clemens Mill provides a hands-on creative space for students, teachers, and community members to invent, collaborate, and design as they transform their ideas into reality. Limited free supplies are available for school assignment use.

For more information or to request a booking, contact the school librarian.

A full teen or adult Idea Exchange membership is required for equipment use.

Visit the Idea Exchange website for available equipment.

Contact the School Librarian

Library Hours