Imagine, discover, and connect
The HIS library is your gateway to a wide range of print and online resources. This collection of resources and information is accessible to the entire HIS community for reference and borrowing. We provide both physical and digital access to the material. Our community computer lab provides access to a world-class collection of high-quality and trusted online and print resources.
HIS Community Library
ECE Library - Location: ECE Building, 2nd floor
Librarian: Ms. Ivy Zhang
The ECE Library is a comfy, relaxing and fun place for the students from early years to kindergarten where they can read and listen to stories and check out books each week. Students have access to both age-appropriate English and Mandarin books with a variety choice. They will have a lot of chances to create their own books and stories, act out the stories they like and experience the joy and wisdom in the books. We are so excited that our marvelous library will be a wonderful place for students, parents and staff to read and love to read, to learn more knowledge, and to explore ideas. We look forward to seeing you in the library.
Lower School Library - Location: Main Building, 1st Floor, SW Wing
Librarian: Mrs. Majoos and Library Assistant: Ms. Amy
The Lower School Library is where students from Grades 1 to 5 come for their weekly library checkout times. The students have an opportunity to explore the resources available, take part in different reading programs and have fun while reading. This includes “Quote of the Week”, Battle of the Books and so much more! There is a large variety of books ranging from non-fiction, picture books and fiction books to choose from. Students can check out three books at a time but are welcome to visit the library daily to exchange books. The library is also a place for learning information and digital literacy skills throughout the grades. Fostering a love of reading and an inquiring mind is key and we look forward to welcoming you all to the Lower School Library.
Upper School Library - Location: Main Building, 1st Floor, NW Wing
Librarian: Ms. Sara and Ms. Cocoa
The Upper School Library shares its space with the HIS gift shop, café, and large, multifunctional meeting area. We cater to grades 6 to 12 and often see busy students perusing our bookshelves while slurping down smoothies between classes. The “hang out” atmosphere of the US library lends itself well to the various activities continually happening at HIS—everything from student council meetings to PAFA mornings to study block sessions happen within our robust walls. Offering a growing selection of fiction and non-fiction books, our library is at the heart of everything going on in the Upper School. When we librarians are offered the chance to step away from the robust walls and bookshelves in our space, we can usually be found in a classroom offering a workshop on information literacy or assisting students with their all-too-important research projects and essays. No matter how random the topic, the US librarians are always happy to help students, parents, and teachers find what they’re looking for.
Please contact the relevant librarian (depending on which grade your child is in) if you would like to set up a parent account to loan books.
All libraries are open 7:30-4:30
ECE Library: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lower School Library: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Upper School Library: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org