Learning Commons

What is a Learning Commons?

Learning Commons Story Place
Welcome to the Learning Commons - Story Place

Learning Commons - Story Place

Traditional school libraries are seen as quiet places full of printed books, people reading and librarians ‘shushing’. A Learning Commons takes school libraries into the 21st century. Yes, we still have printed text, and there are still people reading, and there is still a library technician, however the Learning Commons has so much more! There is a hum of activity with students talking, learning, searching for information on a variety of devices, focusing on content creation and synthesizing of information. The Learning Commons becomes the hub and the heart of the school; a place for teachers and teacher-librarians to collaborate to build inquiry learning and critical thinking skills in students; a place for technology integration and experimentation; a place that is ‘owned’ by students and staff alike.

Learning Commons

Access your library account and our library catalogue remotely, through Bibliovation.

Destiny Discover E-Library

Access our digital resources, such as audiobooks and e-books, through Destiny Discover.

Sora E-Library

Open a World of Reading!

Bibliovation provides access to your library account online. You can sign in under My account [log in] with these credentials:

  • Username: first name, middle inital, last name. Example: Pete (first name) The (middle name) Cat (last name) = petetcat
  • Password: Powerschool number. Example: 84012345

Once you are logged in you can view your dashboard (your account information), search for titles in the search bar and place holds on items you are interested in. If you have any questions about this, please ask Mrs. McPherson.

We now have a collection of Digital Libraries that you can borrow, downloading and read on your device!

Please click on the E- Library tab above and log into Destiny Discover see below for login information.

Destiny Discover    Username: petetcat.       Password: 84012345

Sora Digital Library. Username: petecat@rvschools.ab.ca.   Password: 84012345

If you have any questions or require help logging in, please ask Mrs. Bell


One of the concepts we emphasize in the library is respect for property. You can encourage your child to take care of his or her library books by:

  • Keeping library books in a safe spot in your home - please help designate one
  • Keeping food and drink away from library books
  • Turn pages with care
  • Keep pets away from books
  • Carry your library books in your book bag. Keep your books dry.

Lost or Damaged Book Policy

Students are responsible for the books they check out from Rainbow Creek Elementary School. If a book is lost, or damaged the parents will be responsible for paying the full replacement cost of the book. While we do not charge fines for late books, we do charge if a book is irreparably damaged or lost. To make a payment a invoice with be placed on SchoolCash net.

Lost books - If a lost book is found after the replacement cost has been paid, the student will be reimbursed the cost of the book after it has been returned to the library if it is in good condition and can be returned to circulation.

Damaged books - A book is considered damaged if it is returned to the library in a condition that requires extensive repair or is unable to be repaired and cannot be returned to circulation. Examples of damaged books include but are not limited to, water damage, mold, writing on the inside of the book, torn and or missing pages, and/or damaged to the outside of the book. Mrs. Bell the library technician will determine if the book can be repaired or not. If not, or if the repair work is extensive, the full replacement cost of the book will be charged to the student.

Overdue notices - Overdue notices and invoices for lost books will be emailed home.

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.