Learning Commons

We are excited to welcome you to your Learning Commons! The Learning Commons is the place in our school where every member of our DO'C community is invited to gather, to discover, to think, to collaborate, and to create! This area provides students with access to computers, Wi-Fi, quiet space, resources and large meeting areas for group collaboration. 

We are a modern classroom, but still a classroom, so that means that all the expectations in a classroom apply e.g. respect for all others sharing this space; uniform intact right down to the SOLID BLACK shoes; ABSOLUTELY NO beverages or food; and responsible handling of school property. If you are not doing course-related work, you should be somewhere else.

Meet our staffwords on a wall inspire, collaborate, research

Our staff are here to help you:

  • Mr. P. Coghlan (Teacher-librarian); and
  • Ms. L. Maynard (Teacher-librarian).


We are usually open all day, from 7:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. unless otherwise announced, so come in before or after school or on your lunch break after you've eaten. If you visit during a class, please have written permission from your teacher.


All technological services and devices in the Learning Commons, such as WiFi, computers, printers, green screen, 3D printer, and photocopier are for school work ONLY. We offer the following services:

  1. Printing and photocopying: 10 cents per page;
  2. Chromebooks are available for borrowing in the Learning Commons;
  3. Borrowing - you may borrow up to three Fiction or Non-Fiction books, to a limit of 2 per topic, for a two-week loan
  4. Each overdue book, unless "renewed" with the Teacher-Librarian, accumulates a 5 cent/day fine until it is returned;
  5. Login ID and password assistance - see one of our Teacher-librarians.

Lost, vandalized and damaged books  

Lost, vandalized and accidentally damaged books must be replaced. Students who lose, vandalize or damage library books are responsible for replacement of the book and/or must pay for the book  Any outstanding debts to the library must be paid in full before the student will be permitted to purchase a prom ticket or receive a report card. 

The most interesting people you will meet are the ones who keep learning their whole lives.  At Archbishop Denis O'Connor Catholic High School, all the interesting people come to the Learning Commons.