Library Media Centre (LMC)

Our Library Media Centres (LMC) make a significant difference to student learning. Their flexible, multi-use approach make them integral to the cultural and social life of SIS. The two LMCs are the perfect mix of traditional and digital learning. Reading, cultural activities, access to information, knowledge building, deep thinking and lively discussion all thrive in the LMC.

The LMC encourages co-operation and common learning through both traditional and digital modes. Digital literacy is a vital element of the LMC’s mission.

The main school library

Our library was originally established through the enormous dedication of our community in the 1960’s. That collaborative spirit continues today as we expand and deepen the LMC’s resources in the coming year.

Opening Hours:
  • 08:00 – 17:00 on full school days
  • 08:00 – 12:45 on half days

Library

The Library is a multi-lingual resource containing an enormous range of books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, audio books, ebooks. We see our school’s library as a place where students learn and develop information seeking strategies.

Techbar

In each of our LMC’s we have a “TechBar” to assist and support technology in the school. Our Tech Bars are open daily to assist teachers, students and parents with their use of technology at SIS.

SIS Online Subscriptions Information

Destiny Search is a Library and Resource Management system that helps manage our books and online resources. Teachers, students and parents can search all resources available in our LMC with Destiny Search.

World Book Online is a subscription service that gives the school community access to Encyclopaedias, reference books, activities for students, and numerous other books and online resources. To find out more, please go to: World Book Online.

J STOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources and a powerful research and teaching platform. Our school JSTOR account can be accessed after logging into Destiny Search.

The Day and The Day Explorer are engaging online newspapers covering international current events. It provides unbiased opinions on issues and encourages critical thinking, debate, and discussion. It also helps our students make informed decisions about events and issues in their day-to-day lives.

Britannica School is a citable, online learning resource, updated daily and includes video, images, and audio content. Curated and checked by professional editors. Browse by subject, look for biographies, explore the World Atlas, compare statistical information between different countries and discover interactive resources.

Over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (aged 6 to 17), as well as quizzes and related materials, covering science, social studies, English, maths, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. Find out more at www.brainpop.com

Volunteer in the LMC

If you want to volunteer in the LMC or have any ideas or requests for learning resources, please do not hesitate to either come in or contact our Library Media Specialists.