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CIS Secondary Library: Making the Virtual Visible

Perhaps you were wondering...

...with all of the new books we purchase each year, how do we decide what to include?

A top priority as we build our Secondary Library collection is to keep a sharp eye for books that represent a global perspective. Instead of only adding titles from the dominant publishing countries, we work hard to introduce the panoply of literary voices. It's not always a simple task, but we do strive.

Ann Morgan's project, A Year of Reading the World: 196 Countries, Countless Stories..., to read at least one book from all 196 independent nations provides great inspiration. Find out more about her story at the above link, or go straight to her list of books and get started reading the world!

A Year of Reading the World from Vloop on Vimeo.

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Where in the World?

John Green on "Failure" and "Failing" to Write

Conduct a basic search of materials in this window. For more extensive searches, you can log in to your Destiny account by using your Moongate password. 

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Crash Course

Pay attention, Nerdfighters! John Green (yes, that amazing author John Green) joined forces with his brother Hank Green (also known as Internet Guy) to bring you an extensive series of short videos on a variety of topics. Take a look, and scan the playlists. Memorable, educational, brief, entertaining, and AWESOME!

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Library Information

Library Hours

Monday-Friday

7:30-5:00

Your Secondary Library Staff

Ms Che, Ms Mak, Ms Wong, & Mr Anderson


Currently the Secondary Library holds approximately 40,000 items for the students, faculty, and CIS community to borrow. On the upper floor of the library we feature our Chinese collection, English fiction, periodicals, Ebooks, and audio books. On our lower floor, one will find English non-fiction, French and Spanish materials, Extended Essays, Personal Projects, reference books, Professional Development materials and DVDs.

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Policies and Privileges

It is your responsibility to bring your school ID card each day.

 

As students, you must use your school ID cards for access to all services provided in the Library. All items to check out include print materials and equipment such as E-readers, calculators and power adapters, and you must have your ID to do so.  You can also use your student ID card for photocopying and printing. 

 

Beyond that simple statement, it gets even easier:

  • Respect your Library space   
  • Respect other students in your Library   
  • Respect everything and everyone in your Library

Material Type

Loan Period

Overdue Prices

Replacement Costs**

Books (print & digital) 14 days

N/A*

$100 (fiction)

$200 (non-fiction)

Magazines and Journals 14 days N/A* $100
Audio-Visual (Audiobooks, DVDs, etc.) 14 days N/A* $200
Kindles 14 days N/A* $1,200**
Reference materials  1 day N/A* $200
Calculators and chargers/adapters 1 day $20 per day

Calculator: $1,100

Charger/adapter: $588**


*Rather than charging fees for most overdue materials, we ask that you return or renew items. You will not be allowed to check out any additional items if you owe a fine or have anything overdue. The rule of thumb: if you expect to check something out, take care of your obligations.

**If a missing or damaged item is part of a set and we are not able to replace the missing portion, then you need to pay for the replacement of the entire set, which means the cost may be significantly higher. This applies to both books and AV materials.

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TED Talks

    

"TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less)." Take time to learn more about some fascinating topics.

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