Welcome to the Holy Trinity Oakville
Library & Learning Commons

Open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
(unless otherwise posted on library doors)
Early closure (3pm) first and third Tuesday of each month
for Staff Meetings and Academic Council.

Ms. Trowsdale, Librarian
 (For research assistance, email

Ms. Boote, Library Clerk

Some of the online resources and ebooks linked from this page require a username/password.
Please ask the Librarian for this information or pick up a password sheet in the library.

Library Catalogues

  • Holy Trinity Library Catalogue (Please note that we switched to a new catalogue software as of June 17, 2019. The new catalogue homepage is still under construction and does bear the Assumption logo at this time as it is the base model for our secondary schools. Thank you for your patience.)
    *Ask Ms. Trowsdale about inter-library loans within HCDSB.
  • Loan Periods:
    • 3 weeks for books (excl. reference books) and magazines; renewal available with items in-hand
    • 1 day for reference books
    • 1 period for chromebooks (in-library use only)
    • Note: Some materials become non-circulating during projects at the request of teachers.
  • Oakville Public Library Catalogue


  • HCDSB Secondary Sources
    (online databases – including EBSCO, Gale, Infobase, etc. – and selected websites curated by category providing access to online magazines, academic journals, newspaper articles, reference books, and more)

    • EBSCOhostGale, and Infobase (incl. Learn360+Classroom Video) are platforms which provide access to multiple proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers, ranging from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases. Password protected.
    • Access Learning provides access to educational video programs, searchable by grade level, keyword, topic, and curriculum subject. Password protected.
    • Cavendish Square Digital provides access to WWI and WWII databases, searchable by keyword or alphabetical topic. Password protected.
    • The Maclean’s Archive is a searchable archive of every Maclean’s issue since 1905! It includes Canadian-focused editorial content with coverage supporting Canadian history, economics, social sciences, health, religion, business, creative writing & more. Password protected.
    • Universalis Junior is a French-language database with built-in French and Bilingual French-English dictionaries to aid in student understanding. Password protected.


Online Encyclopedias

Helpful Resources

Citation and Style Guides

For Teachers

Feel free to contact Ms. Trowsdale ( to book library time, or to request assignment-specific resource pathfinders and research presentations (please give advance notice for the latter two).

Access the Learning Resource Centre Catalogue. You will need your employee number and school code to log in. Contact the Learning Resource Centre ( from your HCDSB email to request items/kits to be sent to the school.

Please note the following important dates pertaining to the LRC move/new software coming this year:

  • May 9, 2019 – Last day to book items
  • May 15, 2019 – Circulation out CLOSED
  • June 14, 2019 – All items to be returned
  • August 18, 2019 – Circulation with Insignia software OPENS
  • September 5, 2019 – First ship date

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