Let’s make this year amazing! Come by the library and let me know your ideas on how to make this space the best it can be. Watch for our suggestion board posted by the circulation desk!
We hope you had a relaxing summer and a good start to this school year. Come see us in the library to sign out books, work with friends, get help with computers, or just say hi!
Hours in the library this year are as follows:
Periods 1 and 2 Open
Lunch open at 12:10
Period 3 Open
Period 4 Closed
After school open until 4pm
Stay tuned for Gaming club times!
Look on the right side for easier access to Categories, Tags, and Archives. Now you can subscribe directly to MPCLibrary.ca right there.
See our new website icon that will appear if you pin our website to the desktop or to your Start Menu.
Watch for new interactive reading examples under Library Resources. Try The Boat, an award-winning online graphic novel.
Hoopla Digital has been added to TPL. Get your free 8 movies a month online with your Toronto Public Library card. Who needs Netflix? Other video sources have been organized under Library Resources – Video.
Britannica ImageQuest gets its own location under Library Resources. Homework help has been centralized under Links. All our citation links are now updated to MLA version 8. See what other changes you notice. Naxos Music Library is still available under Library Resources with the TDSB password bookmark.
Find the good stuff faster. Don’t forget our catalogue is still top right!
Visit our virtual collection online. You can access it on the menu above under Library Resources and Catalogue, Encyclopedias, and Databases. It’s much easier to use than before, and you can access all the same resources more quickly.
All our databases and resources are now combined in one unified search engine. You start by choosing grades 9-12 at the bottom of the page. You can still access the databases one at a time, as in the past, using A-Z databases.
Citation helps are found by expanding Inquiry – Citation on the left, or through the citation button on the Inquiry tile, but don’t click directly on Inquiry because you can’t access the citation helps there.
You’ll find that the new Virtual Library is much easier to use, since the most popular resources are all one click away. If you can’t find something, or if you would like to see something on our mpclibrary.ca homepage, just ask. There’ll be more to come in the weeks ahead.
You don’t have to wait for your class to come to the library. Stop in for a visit as soon as you want, periods 1-3 on a spare, or outside class time. We have a great space and we’re here to help you.
Hey all– we’re counting the days to the REAL first day of summer, when vacation starts. Do you have your reading yet? Let me help you. Here are the most popular books in the MPC library this year (books are linked to the Toronto Public Library, so you can read a summary, place a hold or find out which branch has the book):
In fantasy: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Star Wars meets fairy tales with awesome girl protagonists) and anything by Rick Riordan, but especially the new Apollo series.
We hope you find some great books this summer! When you come back in the fall, drop by the library to tell your new librarian (for the year), Ms Moroz!
It’s that time of year — time for a fresh crop of Canadian YA fiction for your reading pleasure! Check out this list of White Pine nominees and stay tuned for announcements about our meetings.
TDSB student gmail addresses are here! Your address is email@example.com. Check out the video below to set up your account, then fill out our Library Survey:
The library will be closed all day on Friday May 8 for the Ed.App.Hack conference and again on the afternoon of Friday, May 15 for library catalogue training. We will resume our regularly scheduled Fridays the following week!
Our new online library catalogue system is up and running. It is the first link on the virtual library page. You can access it under Library Resources above.
Some new features are web access from anywhere, book covers, location aids, social media, and direct access to eBooks. We also have better visibility for new books and popular titles. Let us know what you think.