How do I learn more about the web resources on this site?
The notepad symbol located near bottom of each resource page links to brief descriptions of each web resource and provides a suggested grade level of interest and, where appropriate, grade level curriculum matches. Watch this video for a full explanation. On some pages you may also find a brief video that highlights and explains some of the resources. You will also find these videos in the Activities & Tutorials section.
How do I use websites with a lock symbol?
The lock symbol indicates that a username and password may be required to use the website. Some websites only require this for use outside school. Other websites that require usernames and passwords are those that a student’s teacher or teacher-librarian will provide. Not all websites are used at all grades, by all teachers or in all schools. Just because the website button is on the eLibrary site doesn’t mean students will be given login permissions to use it.
How do I get username and password information for access to websites from home?
There are a good number of resources on this website that automatically login at school but will require a username and password to access from home. Please refer to the Logins and Home Access page which lists usernames and passwords. This is a password protected page. Students and parents can request the password from the classroom teacher or teacher librarian. To get connected with the teacher librarian at your school begin by using the general contact information for your school which can be found on the Greater Victoria District elementary schools contact page.
Teachers can find additional information about website login credentials on the Staff Logins page. Note that this is a password protected page. Please contact your teacher librarian for this information.
How do I get permission and access to websites that are not listed in offsite access to elementary library resources for students?
There are numerous websites listed on the eLibrary site that require some sort of registration or login. Students should not register themselves on these sites. It is important users are well aware of any privacy issues regarding registration with these sites. Whether access to these sites is granted to a student is the result of a conversation with a classroom teacher, teacher librarian, or in some cases in consultation with a parent/guardian.
How do I reset or change the password for my GAFE/G-Suite/sd61learn account?
You can change your sd61learn account password from a school computer on which you have logged onto with your network username and password and go to GAFE Password Reset.
How do I look for a book from my school library?
There is a Library Catalog link on all pages of this website. From the page that appears select your school name.
How do I get information and resources from my own school library?
You may find links to online resources and information just for your school’s library on your school’s library catalog homepage. Some teacher-librarians also have an additional library website they have created for your school. You can find these websites by going to your school’s homepage. You can find your school’s website by going to the Greater Victoria District website.