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Library Services

SJK's Library strives to support and foster a spirit of inquiry and a love of reading in the school community, supporting both teachers and students in their pursuit of knowledge and information, and encouraging students to become lifelong learners and readers.

The library is a cozy, sunny space with over 12,000 titles in the collection, including extensive fiction and non-fiction resources for all ages. Students can browse the collection, curl up with a book in the story time corner, or use one of the study tables to complete school work. Desktop workstations are available for students as well as a wireless internet connection for students working on laptops or other devices.

The library is a welcoming space filled with relevant resources, yet the library's resources extend beyond the physical walls of the library. The library's website brings online databases and programs to the school community anywhere there is an internet connection. Students are able to search the library catalogue and utilize research databases from the comfort of home.

Lower School students visit the library weekly for story time and to borrow books. The teacher-librarian teaches library and research skills to the students as well as fostering a love of reading through programs such as the Forest of Reading and our annual SJK Reads contest. In addition, all students have access both in school and at home to a number of online resources including TumbleBooks, World Book Online, and Nettrekker.

Upper School students utilize the library's online databases in their research, which include Questia, Gale's Canada in Context, and Gale's Opposing Viewpoints. Additionally, Grades 11 and 12 students are provided with a university library card, which allows them access to the library collections as well as onsite access to databases at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Guelph.

St. John's-Kilmarnock School

2201 Shantz Station Road
Waterloo Region (Breslau),
Ontario, Canada N0B 1M0
Phone: 1-519-648-2183

IB World SchoolCanadian Association of Independent SchoolsConference of Independent Schools of Ontario

About SJK

Established in 1972, SJK is a not-for-profit, co-educational, independent day school serving the greater Waterloo and Guelph regions of Ontario, Canada.

About SJK


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Academic Excellence at SJK

The SJK community is committed to nurturing well-rounded, confident citizens in a safe and enriching setting that supports students in their pursuit of academic success, personal growth and social responsibility.

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SJK Foundation

SJK is appreciative for the ongoing generosity of our community. The Office of Development is here to help communicate the financial needs of the school as well as to encourage, assist and steward those who wish to make a gift to SJK. We thank you for your commitment to us.

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