Mission Statement

The C.H.A.T. Library & Information Centre furthers the overall mission of our school by encouraging a spirit of inquiry and instilling positive attitudes for life-long learning. The library's mission is to foster literacy and critical thinking skills and to enhance the curriculum by providing the necessary support resources and the guidance to access the resources in the most effective manner. We offer a friendly, open atmosphere, in which students and faculty can pursue their academic needs.

Library Collection

The Chat Library has a collection of approximately 16,000 titles. The collection includes both Judaica and General Studies and is centred around the curriculum. Access to the English and Hebrew collections is made possible through an automated catalogue (Sirs Mandarin) which is available online. The Hebrew collection is primarily for reference use in the library.

Access is available through the Chat Library to numerous newspaper, magazine and journal databases and also to encyclopedias by subject. The library also has a large video collection, DVDs, daily and weekly newspapers and a great selection of print magazines and journals.

The students have access to 25 computers in the library.These are used primarily for research and cross curricula studies.

Loan Period:

  • General Studies books may be loaned for 2 weeks at a time.
  • Jewish History books may be loaned for 3 days at a time.
  • Reference books and Hebrew Judaica are for in library use only.

Photocopies and Printer use - A photocopier and printer is available in the library for student use. Sudents can load money onto their ID cards to access both the photocopier and the printer. Each individual copy or print costs 8c. Ask librarians to add monies to your account.

Library Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2.25 p.m(winter) 3:25 p.m(summer)

Library Staff:

  • Shirley Markman - Librarian
  • Noa Raanan - Library Technician