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WCDSB VLC: About the Learning Commons, CEC

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Contact The Learning Commons, CEC

Catholic Education Centre
(Board Office)

35 Weber St. W, Unit A
Kitchener, ON N2H 3Z1

In-person visiting procedures have changed due to social distancing. Please email for assistance.

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
July and August: hours vary. Please call to confirm.

Phone: 519.578.3660
EmailThe Learning Commons
StaffNet: The Learning Commons

Shelley Wood
Library Support Services Supervisor

Wieslawa Gliszczynski
Cataloguing Technician – Lead

Anneke Dellaway
Cataloguing Technician

Alicia Lawrence
Library Technician

​Library Technician

The Learning Commons, Catholic Education Centre's resource bookings are operating differently due to the pandemic.

Educators working in a WCDSB school: please follow these instructions to place a hold (email if you are having difficulties).

Staff who prefer not to book resources through the library catalogue may continue to email their requests to Please include the title, shelf location (call number), your name and school and the dates you wish to borrow the item(s).

Educators working with St. Isidore Virtual School: please email for assistance.

Tip: When booking, choose a date a few days before you need it, so there is sufficient time for courier delivery.


The Learning Commons, CEC (formerly the Resource Centre) is essential in supporting the success of the Waterloo Catholic District Schools Board's by providing:

  • The Virtual Learning Commons, the WCDSB's online portal for research databases, digital media, and other innovative teaching and learning support materials
  • Technology loans such as Grade 6-8 Technology red bins, maker kits, green screens, and more
  • Technology assistance for Learning Commons digital resources (eBooks, databases, digital video etc.)
  • Staff resources supporting innovative teaching and learning activities 
  • Professional development for Learning Commons staff
  • Cataloguing for all WCDSB school Learning Commons' collections, Central departments, and Chromebooks


Visit the WCDSB catalogue to search the professional resources collection, or ask your school's Learning Commons staff for assistance. WCDSB staff may also visit the collection in person on the first floor of the Catholic Education Centre

To request items:
Phone: 519.578.3660
Please provide the call number and title of each item requested.  View the courier schedule and school listing (must log in with WCDSB email/password to view).
We also offer online access to many professional resources through the VLC's Staff page.



Includes Learning Commons CEC,
ESL, and Learning Services.

Learning Commons in the WCDSB

Learning Commons promote student engagement to increase student achievement, and reflect the following qualities:

  • Key role in 21st Century Teaching and Learning
  • Student centred and welcoming
  • Supports student inquiry and collaboration
  • Includes online and print resources
  • Flexible and adaptable physical space
  • Technology rich