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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 material. With our new computer lab, it is easy to obtain information from virtual space. HIS students, faculty and community members have access to a world class collection of high-quality and trusted online and print resources. For questions, please visit or email us at HISlibrary@his-china.org. You can access our resources in a variety of ways: Navigate to our website and use Quick Links to go to our Destiny portal. Go to http://destiny.his-china.info and click on our school link. Use our community computer lab and receive on-site support from our library staff. Once in our Destiny portal, you will have access to a list of trusted sites as well as a catalog of physical resources housed in our library and media center.These sites include academic databases, curriculum support, audiobook collections, safe search engines, current events, and research support, among others.

Idiom of the week: Curiosity killed the cat.

Come down to the library and write a sentence including the phrase or write about the history of the idiom of the week for a chance to win a prize from the HIS Café and a point for your dragon house. What is an idiom? An idiom is an expression not defined by the individual words in the phrase.

Featured book of the week: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess

From this magically right beginning came the concept of Beginner Books exacting blends of words and pictures that encourage children to read -- all by themselves. Hailed by elementary educators and remedial reading specialists, this enormously popular book is used throughout the world.Reading level: Emergent, Grade K-3Check out what other HIS scholars are saying about the featured book of the week. Scan the QR code above.

Have a book that you just love and want to share with our HIS community? Write a brief script and get recorded or submit your video to Dr. Baxter in the Library and Media center. Your submission rewards a point to your dragon house!

Community Computer Lab

Have you been to the library recently? The new Collaborative Community Computer Lab in the Library/Multimedia Learning Centre is primarily used for workshops regarding the acquisition of approaches to learning (ATLs) and seminars to enhance information literacy through the effective use of library and Internet resources. Our academic and administrative staff, as well as community members, may reserve the Lab through our room booking system The Lab is also open to other users on a first come, first served basis when it is not in use for instruction.

Our Team

Matthew Baxter

Titles: Archives, Research and
Media Specialist, Project Coordinator

Email: HISlibrary@his-china.org

Amy Xu

Title: Library Assistant

Email: HISlibrary@his-china.org