What is a Learning Commons?

A Learning Commons is more than a library. It's a physical or virtual space that allows students to be engaged and deepen their learning by critically thinking, problem-solving, collaborating, innovating and communicating. The goal is to broaden student learning beyond the classroom and community. For more information, visit the Alberta Education website


  • Mrs. Campbell
  • Miss Stevens

Library Portal (Destiny)

To access the library portal click here, select our school and click the "Red Deer Google" box to sign in with your Google account. 

ND Reading Program

What is it? 

An online community of readers with the goal to eliminate reading loss and continue to immerse ourselves in great stories through the semester.

How does it work? 

NDRP is hosted on Google Classroom. When you finish a book (physical book/eBook/audiobook/graphic novel), post the title, author and a short blurb about why you enjoyed (or didn't enjoy) your book. At the end of each semester, every student who posted will be entered to win a $50 gift card to Chapters!

Who can join? 

All students and staff! Anyone from Notre Dame is welcome to join NDRP. However, prizes will only be awarded to students.

Class code: d3bsoc2

If you have any questions about NDRP, talk to your librarians!

The Online Reference Centre (ORC) offers a diverse collection of reference and information sources. The ORC is available for Kindergarten - Grade 12 students, teachers and parents through a Grant-in-Aid to The Alberta Library from Alberta Education. The ORC is an excellent resource for research papers and research-based projectsClick here to access the ORC. 

Research Desk

Need help with a research project? Know your topic, but have no clue where to find reliable references? Talk with Miss Stevens for research and reference inquiries. 

3D Printing


The Learning Commons encourages creativity and design. Check out our 3D PRINTER. For $0.15/g, you can print any 3D design of your creation. Ask the Learning Commons staff for more details. 

Dungeons & Dragons Club

Elves, Orcs and Halfings, oh my! Are you interested in testing your skills in the RPG world? See Miss Stevens in the Learning Commons for more information.