Dover Bay Library

Monday: 8:00 – 2:05
Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00 – 4:00
Friday: 8:00 – 2:30

Teacher Librarian: Mrs. Lyons
Library Clerk: Mrs. Hutton
Noon-hour Supervisor: Mrs. Larsson

The Dover Bay Library Learning Commons Offers:

  • A wide range of fiction and non-fiction for leisure reading and research projects.
  • Space for full classes, small working groups, or independent research.
  • Access to help and support from Mrs. Lyons, Teacher-librarian.
  • 30 computers with access to a laser jet printer.
  • Laptop, screen and projector for presentations. Theatre style seating if required.
  • Access to on-line encyclopedias: World Book and Britannica.
  • Access to databases (Ebsco,  JStor, Canada in Context) for research.
  • Encyclopedias and database links for remote access.  Passwords available from the Library.
  • Kobo readers for students to sign out.
  • A variety of popular magazines.
  • A place for study or relaxation.

Tips for Using Ebsco Databases

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Mrs. Lyons Research Information

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Online News

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Library Resources

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