Bialik Library


The Anne Moss/Leo Roskies Library & Resource Center of JPPS-Bialik

Library Homepage: OPALS Online Catalog

The JPPS-Bialik Library is a centre for research and reading and provides services and resources that support the curriculum of our school. The Online Catalogue (OPAC) offers students and teachers quick and easy access to a multitude of library resources and is available on the web. Students can select the best possible information by author, title or keyword from our collection of over 10,000 titles in English, French and general studies. Our librarian is available for ongoing training in research skills and plays an integral role in teaching students to use information sources critically, an essential skill for lifelong learning.

The JPPS-Bialik Library Website is a gateway to the vast resources of the internet and is designed~to assist students in creating well-researched documents and presentations.

The Librarian:

  • offers support for the school curriculum
  • teaches research skills
  • promotes information literacy
  • works collaboratively with teachers to plan projects
  • promotes a love of reading
  • coordinates special author events and student book clubs

What resources are available at the JPPS-Bialik Library?

  • a professional librarian to aid students
  • a book and media collection in French and English
  • Teen Zone: young adult fiction, fantasy and science fiction for all reading levels
  • media equipment:  digital video and still cameras
  • computers
  • DVDs and CDs
  • online databases and encyclopedias
  • special collections: The Joel Wolman Fantasy & Science Fiction Collection, The Peter & Esther Kleinman Holocaust Collection, The Nahum Wilchesky Yiddish Collection, The Avriel Butovsky Collection of Modern History, Zionism & Middle Eastern Affairs

How do I access Library resources?

  • The Online catalogue is web-based and available from any device through the JPPS-Bialik website.

Support the JPPS-Bialik Library!

What better way to honour family and friends than with a donation to the JPPS-Bialik Library. ~We will send a beautiful donation card in your name for any special occasion: ~Holidays, Birthdays, Refuah Shlemah, In memory of, Graduation, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, etc. ~Our unique cards, designed by Erin Rothstein, a 2003 Bialik graduate, are sold individually.

For a contribution of:

$10.00 ~~~~~~~=~A personalized card is sent to the recipient.

$18.00 + ~~~~=~~An inscribed bookplate is placed in a new library book, and a personalized card is sent.

Please fill out the attached form and return it with a cheque payable to La Fondation des Ecoles JPPS-Bialik.

*Receipts are issued for donations of $10.00 or more

Your generous donations go towards building the best possible library collection to meet your child’s

research and reading requirements.

For further information, please contact Stephanie Trapid, Librarian, at 514-481-2736 or


Bar/Bat Mitzvah Book Order Form