Welcome to Smithers Secondary School Library!

We promote reading, while also serving the information and research needs of over 600 students and 50 staff.   



In June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month

to celebrate the history, heritage and diversity

of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.


Official Indigenous Peoples Resources from the Government of Canada


Local Indigenous Resources




Digital Resources

--BC Digital Classroom: Lots of databases on the school district website including World Book. (To access these resources from home please see the library staff for user name and password.)

--BC Points to the Past: Points to the Past is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources, made up of nearly 200 million pages of digitized historical content – maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, and much more. Many US and British primary sources.

--Dictionary of Canadian Biography: A thousand years of Canadian biographies free to search.

--Homework & Research Help for Teens (from the Smithers Public Library)

--Internet Archiveis a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Public domain texts (pre-1924) are searchable.

--Online Learning, Reading and Inspiration Links from Smithers Public Library

--Pixabay, UnsplashCreative Commons and the British LIbrary have free images you may legally use (sometimes attribution is required). 




How to Search the SSS Library Catalogue from your Device 


1) Click on the Library menu on hte SSS homepage.

2) Click on Library Catalogue.

2) Make sure the library that you are searching is “Smithers Secondary”. (Click the down arrow next to the Libraries box for options).

3) You can search by title, author, subject or series. 


You can easily see if the book is in under “Availability.” 

Each book has a "Call number." This number lets you know where to find the book. Here's an example:  F RIO (FAN). 

F = Fiction 

FAN = Fantasy 

RIO = the last three letters of the author's surname. 

You would find the book in the Fiction section, the Fantasy shelves, under R..


How to Browse the Library Shelves from Home

1) Click on Kids on the right hand side of the library catalogue page.  

2) Click on the orange 'Kiosk' button.

3) Choose a genre (such as Fantasy), type of book (such as Quick Reads) to browse.  






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