Located on the second floor of Rogers House, the Learning Commons at Pickering College serves the entire school community. It is an academic resource centre supporting the classroom and individual pursuits of students and teachers. Resources include an indexed automated catalogue, a computer resource centre, online subscription databases, vertical files, periodicals, videos, and DVDs.
The Learning Commons is open during the school day. Assistance is provided by the Teacher Librarian. There are Learning Commons orientation sessions and research skills presentations for classes.
The Arthur Garrett Dorland Friends Historical Research Collection
This special collection located in our Learning Commons, is part of the Canadian Yearly Meeting Archives housed at Pickering College. Until further notice, the Canadian Quaker Archives and Library have suspended services. For anyone seeking information regarding library or vault holdings, inventory lists can be found at quaker.ca/archives/our-collection. For those requesting genealogical information, we recommend a visit to www.ancestry.ca (there is free access at many public libraries) as our earliest records are available there. Many transcriptions of those early records, historic journals are also available on the Canadian Friends Historical Association website.