The British International School’s libraries are a blend of traditional school library and 21st Century learning centre. They carefully balance two roles; that of instilling an enduring love of the written word, and to provide a first class information service to meet students’ research needs.
The school has three well resourced libraries, one in each of the primary campuses and one in the secondary. They stock an extensive collection of fiction, non fiction books, magazines, online resources, and audio visual items. Each library is equipped with a modern computer suite for student research and at times recreation. Each campus is maintained by trained staff members and overseen by a fully qualified library manager.
Our libraries also offer nonfiction books, magazine subscriptions, academic databases (not available on the open web) and a curated collection of websites to support the wide ranging curriculum that each student undertakes. The libraries provide a comfortable space for students to read, research and develop the sophisticated information handling skills that are increasingly required of them.
State of the art library software is used to search and control our various collections. Students each have an access password and with it may browse the library from any computer anywhere. They may access their account from home and reserve books to retrieve the next day; they may add their own reviews for others to read, and they may send reading recommendations to friends.