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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.




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.

Library News

Library News 

Academic Honesty

International Baccalaureate Organization: Intent Defined 

“The IB has no means of knowing whether an act of academic misconduct was deliberate or not. Students should know how to indicate and cite material that is not their own. Students are also expected to follow the rules of acceptable behavior in the exam room and around the time of the examination. For these reasons, a student’s intent cannot be taken into account if the IB investigates an alleged breach of the General regulations: Diploma Programme. Be aware that a breach of IB regulations will have serious consequences.” (Academic Integrity in the Diploma Programme, 2014, IBO) 

Idiom of the week: Not a spark of decency. Meaning: No manners.

Come down to the library and write a sentence including the phrase for a chance to win a prize from the HIS Café and win 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: 


Kazoo the koala is missing! And Teddy Fitzroy is the primary suspect. The only way Teddy can clear his name is to crack the case and bring Kazoo back home to FunJungle where he belongs, all while sterring clear of Vance the bully. Otherwise Teddy will be shipped off to juvie as a convicted koala napper.

Gibbs, Stuart, (2014). “Poached.” Simon and Schuster Books. New York, USA. 

Reading level Fluent: Grades 3-8

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!

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