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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. Our community computer lab  provides access to a world class collection of high-quality and trusted online and print resources. For questions, please visit or email us at library@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

The Community Computer Lab in the Library is primarily used for workshops regarding the acquisition of research, thinking, self-management, collaboration, and communiction skills 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 

New books in the library: Check out our new books that have arrived over Winter break by scanning the QR code. Students, parents, and teachers requested these titles. If you have a book you would like to see in our library, please submit your request in person at the HIS Community Library or send an email to hislibrary@his-china org. 

Idiom of the week: Sit on the fence. This is used when someone does not want to choose or make a decision.

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: 

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

Alex and Conner tossed and turned with thoughts of the Wishing Spell all night, but there was no decision to make. If the journal offered a possible way home, they would have to do anything and everything it instructed them to. They had no choice. They were about to embark on the greatest scavenger hunt of their lives.

Reading level: Grade 2-6

Colfer, Chris, “The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.” Little, Brown and Company. New York, USA, 2012. 

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