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Welcome to St. Mary's Library Learning Commons

WelcomeThe Learning Commons to St. Mary's Library Learning Commons! 

For research and assignment help, see the red tabs above. 

About St. Mary's Library Learning Commons

The St. Mary's Library Learning Commons has lots to offer the SMH community:

  • Print and online resources for your assignments
  • Books for leisure reading, including audiobooks and graphic novels
  • Help with research and citations
  • Study space
  • Computers with a networked printer and Chromebooks

New Books at SMH

Check out the display board in the SMH area of the library to see our new titles

We get new books for the library on a regular basis. Take a peek at the New Book display in the St. Mary's area of the library for both fiction and information books. If there are titles you would like to see in our library, please speak to Ms. VanderMeer.


Find Information

Favourite Online Sources (other options listed under Reliable Online Information tab):


Books, Videos, and more:

Eagles Read

See what other Eagles are reading and recommend a book you enjoyed!

Recommend a book! 


Check out suggestions from the Kitchener Public Library


Coming soon: Find out what other Eagles are reading

Tweets by SMH Library Learning Commons

About St. Mary's Learning Commons

Ms. VanderMeer, St. Mary's Librarian

Phone: (519) 745-6892, ext. 5630

St. Mary's High School, 1500 Block Line Road, Kitchener, ON, N2C 2S2

You need a KPL CARD to borrow items, place holds or access KPL eBooks and databases

  • Replacement cards are $2.00
  • Maximum of 100 items per card.
  • Maximum of 4 books on a single subject

You can borrow books for 3 weeksDVDs for 1 week, and magazines for 1 week. See more Loan Periods and Fines

Kitchener Public Library

All lost or damaged items are the responsibility of the card holder. Do NOT loan out your card.

  • There is an additional $5.00 processing fee for lost/damaged items.
  • Check out Loan Periods and Fines.
  • Renew your items online.
  • Fines of $20.00 and more cancel your borrowing privileges.
  • Fines of $30.00 and more may be sent to a collection agency.
  • The library gives two overdue notices.

Student behaviour expectations Include good manners and respectful consideration for all users both during and after school. 

  • SMHS students need to be in uniform during the school day (including spares and lunches).
  • No Food or Drink between 9:00 and 3:10, please, and no food or drinks near computers at all times.
  • WCDSB Acceptable Use Policy is in effect on school library computers. School related work takes precedence
  • Some seating and computer restrictions apply to students during the school day. Students, please be in the SMH area.

Hours during the school year are:

  • Monday to Thursday 9:00-9:00 
  • Friday 9:00-5:30
  • Saturday 9:00-5:30
During June, July, and August the library closes 1/2 hour earlier

Our library is shared with the KPL Country Hills Public Library.  There is something here for you!

St. Mary's High School

  • Work and study space, including computers 
  • Printers, photocopiers
  • Resources for your research - books, DVDs, online databases and e-books
  • Help with your research
  • Entertaining books, magazines, graphic novels, and more!
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