Welcome to the Learning Commons!



The Maple Ridge Learning Commons is an amazing place! You can enjoy a variety of spaces in the learning commons to learn, collaborate, study, read, and spend time with your classmates and friends. The teacher-librarians are here to support your learning by helping with all your research and citation questions. And of course we would love to help you find the perfect book to read, for your English class or just for fun! We have hundreds of fiction titles, and we are always adding more to our collection.

Interested in a book we don't have yet? Fill in this Google form and let us know about it.

Book Request Form



Use the EBSCO databases for scholarly articles and journals, primary documents and more resources to help make your assignments awesome. The databases provide the citation information for every source you use. All Maple Ridge staff and students can use the same username and password. After you sign in, be sure to link the databases to your SCDSB Google account.

EBSCO databases

Username: mapleridge
Password: ravens1!

Science Reference Center

History Reference Center


Other Learning Commons Resources

SORA ebooks & audiobooks

MRSS Library Catalogue


Maple Ridge Book Club

The Maple Ridge Book Club meets every Wednesday at 11:00 in room 204. New members are always welcome! Bring a book to read and/or share, bring a friend, and enjoy being part of a community of readers.


Citation Help

APA Guidelines

Chicago Style Guidelines

MLA Guidelines


Barrie Public Library

You can apply online for a Barrie Public Library card, if you don't already have one. The BPL has lots of FREE in-person and digital resources, including programs for teens, databases, and streaming services.

Barrie Public Library