Operating over 2 campuses, the DBIS Library Service aims to give all students, from Early Years Foundation Stage up to Key Stage 5, access to reading books and research resources that are relevant to their lives and individual learning journeys.
Our collection is made up of over 20,000 items, including picture books, classic and contemporary fiction, poetry, non-fiction books and periodicals and a suite of carefully selected online resources. All items are researched and selected to meet the requirements of our dynamic curriculum and to ensure we have suitable material for all ages and abilities.
Specific to our Early Years Foundation Stage students, our dedicated Early Years Library is situated on our EY campus. Students visit the library weekly to borrow books, listen to a story and have the opportunity to access the wide selection of picture and fact books.
It is also a popular destination for families before and after school. Research shows that reading aloud and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books strengthens language skills, literacy development and parent-child relationships (http://www.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/06/24/aapnews.20140624-2). As such, parents of Early Years students are warmly invited to borrow from the library.
As students progress beyond Early Years, they will make extensive use of our Primary/Secondary School Library which is centrally located in the Discovery Centre between the Secondary and Primary schools.
The Early Years Library is open from 8.40 - 9.00am Mon, 8.30 - 9.00am Tue-Fri and 2.40 - 3.10pm Mon-Fri with the addition of families having the opportunity to sign up for Toddler Talk on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm in the Early Years Library.
You may search our library catalogue here (https://library.dbis.edu.hk/#!landingPage)