The Commons at St. Thomas Aquinas High School

The Commons (formerly known as the Library) is the hub of educational activity for the school.  It’s a safe environment where all members of the community can meet to research, collaborate and study undisturbed by what goes on outside of its doors.

The Commons Hours

During the school day: from Homeroom until the end of the school day
After school: by appointment only

Please make arrangements with Mrs. Taub at least 1 day in advance. Note that the room is not available on Wednesday afternoons. On days that The Commons has been reserved, it will only stay open until 3:00.

There may be times when The Commons will be closed – a note will be posted on the door.

Upon entry and exit

You must sign in and present a pass containing:

  • your full name
  • date and time
  • teacher’s signature
  • If you don’t have a pass, you’ll be asked to return to your original location to obtain one.
  • You must sign out when leaving and obtain a pass to return to your classroom.

Services Available

  • Research materials (both print and online) and assistance in using them
  • Whiteboards for brainstorming
  • Quiet study space
  • Printing (no remote access)
  • Replacement IDs and lanyards (can be purchased during Homeroom and Lunch periods only.  IDs and Lanyards cost $5.00 each)


  • The Commons is a gathering space for learning, not for socializing
  • No food or drink is allowed 
  • If guidelines aren’t followed, you’ll be asked to leave