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Learning Commons

“World Class Libraries for a World Class Education”

World Class libraries are shifting their focus to a learning commons as a nationwide model.  The learning commons facilitates the production, sharing, organizing, finding, and use of information in a collaborative environment that enhances 21st century learning.


With this in mind, Mountain View and Northeast are changing their perception that the library is just a place to store and check-out books.  Students are encouraged to use the space to collaborate with other students, use for research, creativity, and use technology that will be integrated with the learning environment. Although expectations still exist for students  to respect the space, the treatment of all materials checked-out, and respect for each other, it is no longer a space where “silence” at all times is the case.


Students, staff and parents are encouraged to use our learning commons to browse, sit and read or check out books.   We welcome donations to our learning commons for any occasion—birthdays, special accomplishments, etc. Parents are to pay for lost or damaged books.  This fee includes the replacement cost of the book plus the District’s barcode processing fee.