Your Secondary Library Staff
Ms. Mak, Ms. Wong, Mr. Anderson, & Ms. Che
The students, faculty, and CIS community at-large have a full range of materials and services within easy grasp. Our space is more than a repository for information. We focus our energy on the unique needs of our learning community, no matter what form that may take. While one can certainly find a fantastic dual-language collection of fiction and nonfiction materials, we support the needs of whomever walks through our doors. Whether you visit us in person or you take advantage of our services via this LibGuide, we are confident you will find what you need at the CIS Secondary Library.
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!
Reading Find suggestions, lists, and brief reviews about what might be the next great read!
Sora Ebooks and Audiobooks Sora provides an excellent alternative to print materials and is accessible 24 hours a day to all students and faculty. On Sora, readers will find ebooks, audiobooks, and nearly 400 magazines catering to all interests and hobbies.
Library Grab & Go Program In the event that campus closes, we will strive to get books into readers' hands. The Grab & Go Program does that. Learn more from our Secondary Library Updates should that become necessary.
It is your responsibility to bring your school ID card each day.
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; 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:
We encourage--and expect--secondary students to choose and manage their reading. This policy is firm.
We invite you to enjoy the Secondary Library, so please do visit us. To browse, ask questions, seek guidance to support your child's reading, or simply to learn about our space is something we hope you do.
The ideal time to visit the Secondary Library is after school hours between 3:00-4:30. We reserve the school hours (7:30-3:00) for student and teacher use. The library is a classroom, so your understanding is appreciated.
Because this is a teaching and learning space, we ask that you follow the same, simple expectations we have for the students. When visiting the library, please model and support these standards. It is helpful for students to see.
|Books (print & digital)||14 days||
|Magazines and Journals||14 days||N/A*||$100|
|Audio-Visual (Audiobooks, DVDs, etc.)||14 days||N/A*||$200|
*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.