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Frequently Asked Questions

The Learning Resources Centre at Chinook Learning Services is a lending library. Chinook students have a number of options when accessing the materials and programs we offer. We can accommodate special loans when necessary and we try to make our materials as accessible as possible. Borrowers are reminded to return materials promptly to allow other students access to the materials. Should any special needs or requests be necessary, please contact the LRC Help Desk.

Answers to Common Questions

Where can I get help?

You can get help from staff or the teacher-librarian during library hours, call:

  • 403-777-7272 Ext 2600 or Ext 2412.

Who can borrow from the LRC?

Users are required to have a Chinook Learning Services identification card. Other users can be accommodated on site and at the discretion of the LRC staff.

What are your loan periods and circulation policies?

Loan periods vary depending on demand and teacher requests.

  • Books - two weeks (limit 3 per subject)
  • CD-ROM (in LRC use only)
  • Videos (overnight, next class, or in LRC only)
  • Periodicals - back issues, one week and current issues, in LRC only

What are your fines and costs for lost books?

Unrecoverable materials will be charged-out at current replacement price. Outstanding fines and materials may affect future registrations.

Can I renew material that I have borrowed?

Library materials may be renewed in person or by telephone, 403-777-7272 Ext 2413. No renewal is allowed on videos.

How do I locate library materials on a particular subject?

To locate materials in our library, you need to use the LRC on-line computer catalogue. We are using the MultiLis system. Search keywords from your topic in the Subject Headings index or Title index of the LRC on-line catalogue.

Where and how are materials filed?

All books, curriculum related materials, general interest materials etc. are shelved in call number order. Audio-visual material is in call number order and located near the circulation desk in the LRC (includes the Math and Science video collections).

What are your photocopying and printing costs?

  • Photocopying | 10 cents a page.
  • Black and white laser printing | 10 cents a page.

Who has access to use the computer labs and Internet?

Registered students may access the word processing and other software programs in the computer lab. Students must prepared to produce a Chinook I.D. card and use our computers in a responsible manner. Internet access is available to registered students only.



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