Library Programme

With teacher-librarians and a wealth of online and print resources in our active learning commons library, students learn to locate, assess, and process the information they need for assignments, to read for depth, and to become independent life-long learners. The teacher-librarians collaborate with classroom teachers across subject areas to design and carry out research assignments, select and teach effective and ethical use of print and online resources, and maintain a physical and virtual programme for students 24/7.


Library Hours: 
The library is open during regular class times.
As well, the teacher-librarians volunteer their time to keep the library open before school, at lunch, and after school on most regular school days, 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.




Library Activities:
Library Volunteers; Library Council; Freedom to Read Week; International Library Day; White Pine Book Club; Contests; Guest Speakers.


MLA Works Cited & APA Reference Lists

There are two main bibliographic conventions used at Leaside:

Be sure to check with your teacher which format you should use for each assignment.
You must cite all sources that you use in your research.  To research effectively, you need to read and review the work of others, analyze it, build on it and then you will arrive at your own understanding of the subject.
It is essential that you provide information about the sources you use in the preparation of your work. Proper documentation allows the reader:

Both styles are further detailed in the TDSB Student Research Guide available from the library.