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LIBRARY NEWS
Posted 09/18/2017 10:22AM

After a busy few weeks cataloguing thousands of new books, and reorganizing learning spaces and resources, the SWIS Library opened for browsing and borrowing on Monday 4 September, which was great timing because on Friday 8 September it was International Literacy Day.


The EY & PYP classes each have a scheduled 45-minute lesson in the library every week – check SeeSaw for your child's library day. With greater independence, MYP & DP students are encouraged to organize time, in addition to any classroom visits, to browse and borrow from the extensive collection.


In addition to scheduled visits, the library is open before school, during the lunch break and after school.

All students must return books, or renew loans, before they are overdue. Overdue notices and invoices for non-returned books will be distributed regularly. Please ensure your EY & PYP child returns, or renews loans on their library day, if not before, every week. MYP & DP students must observe due dates and independently manage the responsibility of returning books. See the 2017/18 Library Policy for full details of replacement costs for non-returned books.


The library is open until 4.45pm Monday – Thursday, and 4pm on Friday. To ensure adequate supervision by Library Staff, the 3rd floor is closed after 4pm every day. After this time, visitors may return and borrow books, and use library facilities on the fourth floor. There are three designated spaces on the fourth floor available for study after school:

  • EY & PYP students have access to the Library Classroom
  • MYP students can use the non-carpeted open space
  • DP students have exclusive use of the DP Study Room

From 2017 parents are invited to apply for their own borrowing account in the SWIS Library. Parents may no longer borrow using student accounts as this restricts student loan quotas. Application forms are available in the library. Parent volunteers are truly appreciated in the library. If you have one hour to spare a week, or ten, you will be warmly welcomed. This is a wonderful way to demonstrate you are an active member of the SWIS School Community, and support student learning. No experience necessary, full training provided.

While we welcome and encourage the entire school community to visit the Library, there are guidelines that must be adhered to. All EY & PYP students are to be accompanied, and directly supervised by an adult at all times before or after school. Children who are being noisy, or disruptive will be asked to leave the library. There is to be no food or drink consumed in the library. Computer use, on fixed PCs, laptops or tablets, is restricted to school related tasks. Gaming is prohibited in the Library.


From 2017, the SWIS Library is a designated 'No Phone Zone'. This applies equally to students and parents. Phones must be switched to silent. If you need to use your phone, please leave the library, ensuring no EY & PYP aged children are left unsupervised. Parents are role models for children. In the library, parents have the opportunity to model positive reading habits, you can either read with your child, or relax and read a book for your own pleasure.

When leaving the library, it is imperative the library is left in a tidy manner – return books to shelves, push in chairs, straighten furnishings, remove all belongings. This demonstrates your care of School property and consideration for others.

The library is the hub of learning at SWIS and the Library Team aims to enrich the lives of the members of the SWIS community through reading related experiences. Do yourself a favor and check out the SWIS Library soon.

URL: http://library.swis.cn/

Please familiarize yourself with the 2017/18 Library Policy

图书馆时讯

经过几个星期忙碌处理完大量的新书入库,重新调整各个学习区域与资源后,9月4日开始图书馆正式开放以供借阅,正好是赶上了9月8日本周五的国际文学日。

学前班与小学部的班级每个星期有一节45分钟的图书馆课-具体哪天请查看您孩子SeeSaw上的信息。对于相对独立性较强的MYP和DP学生,我们鼓励他们自己安排课堂以外的其他时间来图书馆借阅我们丰富的藏书。

除了指定的课时外,图书馆课前,午休和放学后都是开放的。

所有的学生必须及时归还图书,或者在到期前续借。图书馆会定期发放逾期或未归还图书的通知与罚单。请确保您学前班和小学部的孩子在每周上图书馆课时归还或续借他们的书籍,也可以提前归还。MYP和DP的学生请留意所借书籍的到期日并自觉按时归还。详情请参考2017/2018图书馆制度。

图书馆周一至周四的开放时间到下午4:45,周五是4:00闭馆。为了确保图书馆人员监管工作到位,每天4:00以后三楼图书馆关闭,大家可以继续在四楼图书馆归还或借阅书籍。四楼有3个特定学习区域以供课后使用。

  • 学前班与小学生可以使用图书馆教室。
  • MYP学生可以使用四楼非地毯大堂
  • DP学生有专用学习室

2017学年起我们邀请家长们到图书馆开设自己的借阅账号。家长们不可以再用学生的帐号借阅书籍因为这样会影响孩子的借阅数量。 家长申请表格可从图书馆拿取。我们非常感谢来图书馆帮忙的家长义工们,如果您每周有一个小时或十个小时,无论长短,我们都热烈欢迎。这也是一种积极参学校事务,支持孩子学习的方式。义工不需要任何经验,我们会给大家充分培训。

我们欢迎并鼓励学校大家来图书馆,同时有些相应指引需要坚持的。所有学前班和小学生放学后来图书馆必须有家长陪同并负责自己孩子的监督,如果造成干扰会被要求离开图书馆。同时食物与饮料不可以在图书馆使用。电脑包括桌面电脑,手提电脑等仅限于学校相关的作业。严禁在图书馆玩游戏。

2017学年开始,学校图书馆设定为"无电话区域",要求学生与家长们共同遵守。手机必须调到静音状态。如您需要使用电话,请离开图书馆,而且不要把孩子单独留在图书馆。家长是孩子的榜样,您可以给孩子读书,或者自己轻松愉快的阅读。

图书馆是学校的中心,我们图书馆同仁致力于SWIS成员通过相应的阅读体验以丰富大家生活。帮自己个忙,赶紧来图书馆看看。

离开图书馆时,请务必保持其整洁状态-书籍放回原处书架,椅子推进桌子下面,东西放好,带走个人物品,以此展示您对学校物品的爱护和对其他人的关爱尊重。

请通过以下链接熟悉下2017/2017图书馆制度

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