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About the Technology Resource Center


 The TRC serves as the academic hub of the campus and is the launching pad for several innovative learning initiatives that are currently utilized by our Celts. Modeled after current university libraries, the TRC provides students with a collegial experience while at Crespi. The TRC offers greater opportunities for students to play, explore, and experiment in an innovative space. The TRC opens up opportunities for the messiness and uncertainty that intellectual growth requires as well as opportunities for collaboration, and learning that enables transfer of knowledge.

  • Creative furniture suited for boys
  • Resource Study that can be configured in multiple ways for 35 students
  • Lounge space for close reading or research
  • 60 MacBook Airs for student use
  • 4 Breakout Rooms equipped with 42” monitors, collaboration equipment, video conference capabilities, and whiteboard walls
  • The Center for Innovation led by a Coordinator that will assist faculty with the integration of technology in their curriculum
  • Flexible workspace for collaborative or independent learning
  • An enhanced technology infrastructure and wireless platform
  • New stacks, shelving, and circulation desk 
  • Please be respectful & responsible.
  • No food or drinks without caps or lids are to be consumed/allowed in the TRC. Food in the TRC is an automatic write-up. 
  • Noise level in the TRC should be kept at a reasonable volume so as not to disturb other students in the TRC.
  • Please do not run, push, shove, or hit fellow students while in the TRC. 
  • Language needs to be G-rated.
  • The Resource Studio and Nook are designated quiet spaces during lunch & X period. 
  • Loan/Check Out Periods: 3 weeks for regular fiction & non-fiction books. 1 week for audiovisual materials.  Reference materials & periodicals do not circulate. Headphones are same day checkout i.e. they must be returned by the end of the same day they were checked out. 
  • Renewals: Renewals are available. Items can be renewed up to 3x provided there are no requests or existing holds on the items. 
  • Item Holds & Requests: Students and staff can place holds on all regular library materials. Requests/reservations can be made through Follett Destiny or directly through the TRC Manager.
  • Fines & Fees: There are no fines for overdue books. If books or magazines are lost or damaged, replacement or repair costs will be charged to the student. Students will also receive detention for damaging library materials beyond repair. Payment of TRC obligations or return of the books is necessary to clear school records. No student may take his final exams until his library record is cleared.  
  • Headphone circulation policy: ​
  • Checkout/Loan period: TRC headphones must be returned on the same day they are checked out by the end of the school day.                                                                          
  • Consequences for failure to return on time: Headphones not returned by the end of the school day will automatically be marked lost. Students with lost headphones on their account will be blocked from checking out any additional headphones from the TRC. 
  • Missing Item Notifications: A total of 5 reminder notices will be sent out to students and their parents/guardians via email about the missing item[s].These notices will instruct the students and their parents/guardians to return the lost headphones or pay a fine equal to the headphone purchase price.  After the 5th reminder message, if no action has been taken by the students or their parents/guardians to address the situation the missing headphones will be considered a theft. Theft is a Category 3 offense and will result in a 2 day suspension and a DRC.*Alternative payment option for Beats headphones: In lieu of paying the full replacement cost for Beats headphones students may purchase a new pair of Sonys [$19.99] and complete 10 hours of service in the TRC.
  • TRC MacBook Air Policy/ Update to Acceptable Use Policy & Laptop Agreement: Loaners are available if the student’s laptop is being held for repair. Student must provide proof from the Apple Store. A loaner will be provided to the student from the Technology Resource Center by the TRC Manager. Loaners will not be provided for laptops that were forgotten, lost, damaged, or out of battery. Students are expected to arrive at class with a laptop that is sufficiently charged. Students can use their own chargers in the TRC or ask the TRC Manager to charge their laptops in the laptop cabinet. The TRC does not check out laptop chargers to students. 

The 4 breakout rooms can be used throughout the day by students and faculty.  Rooms are reserved through the TRC LibCal. To reserve a room, click on the Calendar & Room Reservations tab at the top of the page. Rooms can also be reserved directly through the TRC Manager.  

Note: Food and drink (other than bottled water) are not allowed

Computers in the TRC are integral for the academic and educational needs of students who are allowed to use them for word processing, communication, and research. Downloading additional software, changing computer settings, or entering unauthorized discussion boards is not allowed.

TRC MacBook Air Policy Note: Due to the successful launch of the 1:1 MacBook Air Learning Initiative, a new policy for checking out MacBook Airs from the TRC has been implemented. Moving forward, unless students' laptops are being repaired at the Apple Store and they provide proof/confirmation of the repair they will not be allowed to check out a TRC MacBook Air. This policy has been put into place in an effort to encourage students to bring their MacBook Airs to school. In addition to this new checkout policy, please note that the TRC does not checkout laptop chargers to students but will charge students' laptops for them in the TRC. 

IT Support for Students: 

A printer/copier is available for student use in the TRC.


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TRC Manager

Elizabeth Sennett
Technology Resource Center
Crespi Carmelite High School
5031 Alonzo Ave. Encino, CA 91316
(818) 345-1672 x 724

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