Library & Writing Center
The Benedictine High School Learning Commons contains our Library and Writing Center, as well as collaboration space for group projects.
- Library: The BHS Library contains books and audiovisual materials on a variety of topics. Students are permitted to check out items for up to three weeks (one week plus two renewals). The collection contains books that students can use for researching papers, as well as a large fiction collection for students who enjoy reading outside of class. The Library also contains a DVD collection of educational films and popular movies. The Library includes both classics and recently published books, with new material added each year.
- Research Opportunities: The Library contains secondary and college-level books for students to use for research projects. We subscribe to multiple research databases through INFOhio and Gale that allow students to find full-text articles, ebooks, and educational videos. For more, see the BHS Learning Commons blog, which features a full list of databases and websites organized by subject.
- Writing Center: The Learning Commons also contains the Writing Center, which allows students to make an appointment to visit during the school day, during study hall, or after school, to work one-on-one with a teacher on their writing assignments. Writing assignments do not need to be only for school, but can include college essays, scholarship applications, presentations, etc. Students can visit the Center during any point in the writing process and receive help organizing, writing, and editing projects, or learning correct paraphrasing and citation techniques.
- Collaboration Space: Students working on group projects or who need meeting space can reserve a table in the Learning Commons.