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Kildonan-East Collegiate
River East Transcona School Division

kecLib.jpgWelcome to our school library!

Welcome to the library and to our program of information literacy. We believe that every student should have the skills necessary to navigate in today's information-rich society. Determining research needs, recognizing and selecting appropriate resources - whether print or online, and managing the information are fundamental skills needed for successful academic research.


Cecilia Hawkins (Library Technician)

Katie Williams (Teacher Librarian)

Library Hours

The Library is closed to in-person browsing for the 2020-21 school year, but we are happy to provide you with materials through our online request system with in-school classroom delivery or contact- less doorway pickup.  Please see below for information on reserving items from our collection.

Getting Material from the Library ("Placing a Hold")

·      Visit Search Our Library

·      Log in using your school username and password

·      Search for items you would like to reserve. Click the title of the item you want.

·      Press the "Hold It" button and follow the prompts until you see a confirmation                                         

 ·     A tutorial for placing holds is available through the Library (or your ELA teacher). Send a Teams message to Library staff for a link!

·      If you have a purchasing suggestion, item request, or need help-contact the Library staff (Ms Williams and Mrs. Hawkins) through Teams.


Lending Policies

·         Borrowing Period – 3 weeks
·         Up to 5 items per student - additional items may be requested, but are not guaranteed
·         To renew items, please contact Ms Williams or Mrs. Hawkins on Teams
·         Lost items will be charged to the borrower at the cost of replacement

Flipster Digital Magazine Subscription

·        The Flipster App available through Apple and Google Play provides a smooth user experience and is highly recommended. Add Kildonan East Collegiate as your library. 

·         If you are unable to use the app, you can access our subscriptions to by clicking this link to Flipster - Digital Magazines.

·         The username and password are available from Library staff members (send us a Teams message!), or you may ask a teacher to contact us on your behalf.

Other Digital Subscription Services 

The KEC Library subscribes to a variety of print, audio and video services.  A "KEC Student Resources" document is available by request, listing all services available and providing students with the at-home credentials.

Our most popular resources include:

·          Curio (a catalogue of CBC, BBC and National Geographic videos)

·          TeenBookCloud (eBooks and audio books)

·          World Book Online (an ecyclopedia)

·          EBSCOHost (a database of scholarly journals)


About Our Library

The library houses a large selection of up-to-date informational books, a large fiction collection, graphic novels, reference materials, periodicals, and a variety of electronic resources. The library is fully automated and the library staff will assist students in searching online resources using the computer terminals. Access to the library catalogue and other electronic resources such as EBSCOhost (online periodicals), World Book Encyclopedia, Flipster digital magazines, The Winnipeg Free Press and the Winnipeg Public Library Catalogue is available through the Internet.