1. To login to our Library catalog you will need your initial password provided to you by IT at the start of your time at CIS. If you do not remember your initial password, please contact Alvin Chung email@example.com
2. If you have your initial password from IT but you still cannot login please switch from Chrome web browser to Safari and try again.
3. If you are able to login on Safari, this means you need to clear the Cache & Cookies of your Chrome browser by using the Google instructions from here as Chrome may have cached (remembered) some incorrect login data in the browser.
Please give it a try and once you have done that, please try accessing Destiny using Chrome again to see if it works.
Checking out a book in the Library
Download Sora to borrow and read now!
Sora provides the quickest and easiest way to get started with eBooks and audiobooks from our school. Students can simply log in using school credentials and instantly access hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks on virtually any device.
After downloading the app, find "Chinese International School" as your library.
Sign in using your school username (the first part of your email) and password (initial password). Teachers, use your iLeave password.
Browse and borrow as you please!
Video tutorial: Downloading and using the Sora App
Video tutorial: More information on the Sora App
This is a list of our magazines, sorted by interests, topics, or hobbies.
This is an alphabetical list of the nearly 400 titles in our magazine collection
Please remember 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 use your student ID card for photocopying and printing.
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CIS students are respectful, responsible, and enthusiastic about reading and research! Please return your books when they are due so others can enjoy them.
Students can check out under their name only. Students may not check out items under others names.
We invite you to enjoy the Secondary Library. Please do visit us to browse, ask questions, seek guidance to support your child's reading, or simply to learn about our space
The ideal time to visit the Secondary Library is after school hours between 3:00-4:00. 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 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 overdue materials, we ask that you return or renew items. You will not be allowed to check out any additional items if you have anything overdue or have lost/damaged a book. 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.
We welcome you to enjoy the L3 and L4 Library spaces from 7:30am to 4:00pm. Please peruse our books collection, relax with friends, play board games, or use the quiet study space. There are many options for you within the Library.
As a reminder, per our school wide Responsible Use Policy, students should refrain from accessing and playing video games during the school day and refrain from using their devices during the 'tech free' morning break.