Library

Destiny GVC Library Catalogue

Mrs. Rachel Zilkey and Mrs. Rebekah Banman, Librarians, offer staff and students resources and the means of accessing those materials in a friendly, efficient manner. The library aims to provide a comfortable and accommodating environment. The library is open between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

GVC Library is a learning centre and the following rules and regulations must be observed:

  • Students are asked to work quietly in the library as a consideration and courtesy to their peers.
  • Please do not bring food or drinks into the library.
  • Computer and laptop regulations apply in the library (See ‘Internet Policy & Etiquette Agreement’).
  • Respect the due dates of materials circulated.
  • Any books or materials that are not returned by the end of each semester will be charged to the responsible student at full replacement value.

Materials Circulated

  • Books:
    • ESL (English as a Second Language)
    • Graphic novels (including manga)
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Biographies
  • Laptops (for in-library use only)
  • Playaways (audio materials)
  • Yearbooks (for in-library use only)
  • eBooks
  • Audiobooks

Accessing the Library Catalog

The library catalog can be accessed through the following link: https://destiny.gvsd.ca

Select Garden Valley Collegiate and you will be directed to our online, searchable catalog.

Logging in to Destiny

To log-in to Destiny, click the ‘Log In’ square in the top right-hand corner of the catalog webpage.

Individual logins have been automatically created for students, using their computer username (student n

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Individual logins have been automatically created for students, using their computer username (student number)/password.

Note: Password will be the password given at the beginning of the school year. If you have trouble logging in, please contact the library staff.

Placing a Hold on a Book

  • Students can place a hold on a title or material by logging in to the library catalog.
  • Students can email either Mrs. Zilkey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Mrs. Banman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to set a title or material aside.
  • Students can message either Librarians via Teams, Rachel Zilkey or Rebekah Banman.
  • Call the GVC Library (204) 325-8008 (ext. 3050) to speak with staff.

Signing out Materials During Remote Learning

Log into our Library’s Destiny Catalogue to search for titles or materials you would like to sign-out.

Contact either Mrs. Rachel Zilkey, or Mrs. Rebekah Banman using the following methods:

  • TEAMS: Rachel Zilkey or Rebekah Banman
  • EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • CALL: (204) 325-8008 (ext. 3050)

Please note that students who have preexisting fines, overdue materials, or the maximum number of books may be limited when signing out materials.

Library materials can be returned at the front of the school. Please place materials in the bin outside the front doors!

Students can sign-out eBooks or Audiobooks without having to go through the library. Please visit these instructions to learn how to use the library app Destiny Discover!

eBooks and Audiobooks

GVC Library provides a modest collection of eBooks and Audiobooks that can be signed-out through the Destiny Discover App. The following instructions allow staff and students to access these materials offline or online, anywhere!

Book Lists

Indigenous Authors Book List

LGBTQ+ Book List

Muslim Authors Book List


The following is a list of links to electronic resources available that do not require a User ID or password.

Winnipeg Free Press http://www.winnipegfreepress.com
School Finder  (schools, careers, scholarships, awards, etc.) http://www.schoolfinder.com
Environmental Educational http://www.ecokids.ca
Britannica Online Encyclopedia http://www.britannica.com
Infoplease (an internet reference site) http://www.infoplease.com
Online Encyclopedia www.encyclopedia.com
The Canadian Encyclopedia   https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca

 

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