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Primary Library

We have over 20,000 resources in English, German and Mandarin for borrowing.

The Primary Library aims to:

  • promote the love of literature
  • enhance the students’ English and German
  • support the classrooms and the student’s learning
  • integrate ICT in the curriculum

The junior library holdings include

  • Picture Books
  • Young Fiction Books
  • Fiction Books
  • Young Adult Fiction Books
  • Non-fiction Books
  • Reference Books
  • Mandarin Collection
  • Parents Collection
  • Hong Kong Collection
  • GSIS Collection

Students
Each class K01 – K04 and K – Y07 comes once a week for a teaching lesson in the library. They may borrow books for 2 weeks. Kindergarten also come weekly for reading time.

German students doing English as a foreign language (E2), K02-K08, and English students doing German as a foreign language (G2), Y05-Y06, come every second week to borrow a foreign language book(s).

Parents
Parents are welcome to borrow up to 6 items for 2 weeks. To become a member simply fill in a Family Membership Form and return it to the junior library.

Junior Library Events
Author Visits
In addition to Bookweek author visits the library has other authors visit and speak to both the EPD and GPD students during the year.

Bookweek 
Bookweek is held annually in March. The junior library arranges international storytellers, authors or illustrators to visit the school. The junior library also runs competitions such as writing and colouring-in contests.

Bücher Olympiade
Bücher Olympiade is a school wide competition for classes K01- K04. Starting in October students will be asked to read selected titles from a class library. Small teams will compete to answer questions about these books.

Mini Battle of the Books
Mini Battle of the Books is an inter-school competition for Y04. Starting in March students will be asked to read selected titles from a class library. Small teams will compete to answer questions about these books. In June the winning team will go on to battle another Hong Kong school.

Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a Hong Kong wide school competition. Through the Battle of the Books competition, students are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of young adult literature. Students answer questions from 20 to 27 different book titles in a quiz-bowl type format. Each team battles each of the other teams. The team with the highest point total at the end wins the competition.Teams of students from Y05-Y06 battle to represent the school. The books are available in the library from August each year and the school competition starts in February.

Antolin
Antolin ist das Buchportal für Kinder!
Hier wählen Kinder eigenständig Buchtitel aus, die sie bereits gelesen haben oder noch lesen möchten.

Nach dem Lesen beantworten sie dann mit Hilfe von Antolin Fragen zu dem Jeweiligen Buch. Auf diese Weise fordert Antolin das sinnentnehmende Lesen und motivert die Kinder, sich mit den Inhalten der gelesenen Werke auseinander zu setzen.
www.Antolin.de

Links

Search Engines

Especially for primary students

Online Encyclopaedias

Online Dictionaries

Policies and Procedures

Collection development
Collection is the sum total of the library materials developed to cater for the needs of the school community. A school library incorporates a wide range of appropriate print, multi-media and electronic resources selected to match the school’s curriculum, the students’ learning styles and abilities and their interests.
The junior library has a collection development policy which can be viewed on request.

Challenged materials
The Library collection may include some materials, which express attitudes and opinions or include information to which some school community members may object. If you have an objection please fill in the Request for Reconsideration of Resources Form and forward this to the junior library teacher librarian for review.

Copyright
Schools must abide by the copyright ordinance of Hong Kong.

It is a general rule that it is an infringement of copyright law for any person to reproduce a work without the permission of the copyright owner. However several important exceptions apply such as fair dealing for research and private study; criticism, review and news reporting, for use of works in library and school are permitted. The junior library has a copyright policy which can be viewed on request. More information can be found by selecting the link below.

http://www.ipd.gov.hk/eng/pub_press/publications/hk.htm

Opening hours

Monday – Friday, 7:40 am – 2:00 pm

We are open for primary classes 7:40 am – 12:35 pm and break times (except first Friday).

We are open for secondary classes (K05, K06, Y07 and Y08) 12.35 pm – 2:00 pm and lunchtimes.

Parents and families who would like to visit are welcome to make an appointment with Ms Tong (stong@gsis.edu.hk).

Enquiries

Reach us by phone 2180 0516

Contact the Teacher Librarian email juniorlibrary@gsis.edu.hk

Senior Library

The GSIS Senior Library is an extended classroom and a guided learning area for all members of our community. We aim to create an active learning environment for our students.

Our library

  1. Collects, promotes, and facilitates access to resources on curriculum subjects and recreational interests in print and non-print formats
  2. Encourages students and staff to become competent users of information and independent lifelong learners
  3. Raises awareness of the intellectual and cultural heritage of our community while increasing international mindedness on campus
  4. Stimulates a love of reading, learning, and inquiry

Library Policies

  1. All students should follow GSIS Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement
  2. Students are asked to use the library with consideration. Any unnecessary noise, disturbance or inappropriate behaviour is prohibited
  3. All electronic devices should be set to silent or used with headphones
  4. The group study room can only be booked with the librarian’s approval
  5. No eating in the library
  6. A replacement fee will be charged for lost or damaged items

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 5:00 during school days

Location

2/F Middle Building, German Swiss International School, 11 Guildford Road, The Peak, Hong Kong

Contact

Telephone: 2849-6216

Circulation & Service Counter Ext. 128

Reference Desk & Librarian’s Office Ext. 169

Email