Fostering a love of reading and teaching effective research skills are core to the ethos of the school libraries.
We currently have a collection of classic and contemporary fiction books, an extensive non-fiction collection covering a range of appropriate topics, journals, newspapers, magazines and online resources which support academic study and promote reading for pleasure.
There are over ???? books in the growing libraries, all researched and selected to a criteria which ensures we have something suitable for all ages and abilities. The library is enriched with technology as the students have access to laptops and iPads to ensure the latest information and research is at their fingertips.
The Early Years library is popular with families before school and students visit the library weekly to borrow books, listen to a story and for the opportunity to access the wide selection of picture and reading books available. The Primary and Secondary library sits centrally in the Discovery Centre between the Secondary and Primary schools and is in constant use for teaching, research and library visits. Primary students visit the Library for a 45 minute session weekly with their teacher and are able to visit it on their own during breaks and with their families out of school hours. The Secondary School use the library extensively for studying and research as well as directed library sessions with the English department.
DBIS fields strong and enthusiastic teams of Secondary and older Primary students in the Battle of the Books competitions around Hong Kong each year. For Year 1 and 2 students, the Buzzing for Books program also gives the younger children another means of engaging with literature and reading.