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LLC FAQs

What are the Library Learning Commons hours?
Our physical space is open from 7:30am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Our digital resources are available 24:7.

Who are the Library Learning Commons staff members? Ms. Lyons and Mr. Dunaj are the library media specialists. Our aide staff includes Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Chann, Mrs. Kurtz and Mrs. Trofa.

Can I go to the Library Learning Commons during my study hall? Yes. You must check into study hall first, and get permission to go to the Library Learning Commons.  

How can I get help with my online account access? Mrs. Chann can help you with Powerschool, Naviance and WHS GoogleApps logins. Noodletools and Destiny use SSO (Single sign on) with your Google apps account. Sora (our eBook & eAudiobook platform) is accessible by choosing Wilton Public Schools, and signing in with Google SSO.

What magazines and newspapers does the Library Learning Commons carry?
We subscribe to the digital edition of the NY Times (accessible FROM SCHOOL ONLY).  NO NEED to log in with your wiltonps.org account.   We also subscribe to print versions of the Wilton Bulletin  and 25 print magazines. We also have full text access to many other periodicals through ResearchITCT, available on our database page.

How do I access the database page on the WHS LLC website?
Password hint

Can I print my homework or borrow supplies in the Library Learning Commons?
Yes and yes! We want to help you get your work done, as long as you are considerate of others. Students may print from their personal devices or log into one of our desktops by following the printing protocol.  Ask for assistance at our help desk.  As for borrowing supplies, just step up to the Garage/Innovation Center to borrow markers, tape, scissors, glue sticks, etc. Please be considerate and return what you borrow so others can use. Need something that is not in the Garage? Ask at the help desk.

Where can I charge my device?
You are responsible for having a charged device in class. Be sure to charge your device at home, and bring your charger to to school if needed, as the LLC does not have chargers to loan out for personal devices. Personal devices may not be left to charge in the LLC or elsewhere in the building.

If I need to borrow a device, may I?
Devices may be borrowed for daily checkout if your device is being repaired or otherwise unavailable. They must be returned at the end of the day, and are not available for overnight checkout. Late fines will be charged at $2.00 per day, capping out at the cost of the device replacement.

Do I need to log into Destiny to look for a library book?
You don’t need to be logged into Destiny to search for a title in our Library Learning Commons, however, if you want to add a book to a collection (saved list), recommend books to others, access MLA citations, place a hold on a book or see what you have checked out, then you’ll need to log in. Use your school google username and password to access these advanced features of Destiny. See Mrs. Chann if you have any issues logging in.

Can I borrow an audio book?
Yes. We have access to eAudiobooks through Sora, our online subscription eBook & eAudiobook service- log in with your wiltonps Google account.

Is there a place for quiet work in the Library Learning Commons?
Our Library Learning Commons is usually a busy place, but a great spot to get work done is in silent study room behind the help desk.  At student request, this area calls for complete silence:  by sitting here, you are agreeing not to talk. (It’s a great way to let your friends know that it’s “crunch time” and you need to get some work done!) There is a quiet study space on the mezzanine level (Class of 2018 Gift.).  There is also a quiet work area at the cafe tables in the "U" shaped area behind the help desk. 

Can I come to the Library Learning Commons during my lunch wave?
Yes, but, lunch must be eaten in the cafeteria, not in the Library Learning Commons.

I've never taken out a book before. What do I do?
Just step right up to the help desk and tell us your name. Books circulate for three weeks.

Do you have copies of textbooks in the Library Learning Commons?
We have several textbooks, but not all. Ask at the help desk to borrow a textbook for in-library use. If we do not have the one you need, you will have to get an extra copy from the department workroom.