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Library / Learning Commons

Access both SORA (Shaughnessy's own digital library), the VSB digital library or search our print library:



You may also download the 


 SORA app and the


Destiny Discover app (there is a link to SORA in Destiny Discover) separately onto your device.  

When you are in SORA, you can add the VSB library and the Vancouver Public Library (if you have a public library card) to your profile so that you can search and borrow from those digital collection (one step "shopping"!).


Databases links are now on the Home Page of every school's site after you login. Look for the VSB Library icon on your desktop (when you are on a school device) or use either the Destiny Discover app or when you are at home to get to the library system page.


  1. Get to "Shaughnessy Library"
  2. Login: both teachers and students need to login in order to see your library account or place books on hold. 

                   Teachers: Use the same username and password for VSB login         

                   Students: Use your student number and your TEAMS password                

  3. If you want to use the databases for research projects: go to the database you want to use.  Login to individual databases is no longer required if you are on the VSB network; if you are at home, you may be prompted to enter a username (39sy) and password (library) for most databases. Exceptions:  newspapers - username ( and password (library).       ***Please DO NOT share this login information publicly,  This is a condition of our license.***

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