About the Library
The written word is knowledge and knowledge is power.
It is the stated mission of NIS librarians to ensure all students understand the statement above. Their mission includes nurturing a true and deep-seated love of books and reading which will complement the learning, teaching and recreational activities of the school.
NIS features two separate libraries – primary and secondary. Each is designed for the needs of specific age groups. For instance, the primary library has a mini stage for performances as well as story telling sessions to encourage a love of reading.
* Note: The library is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. It is opened throughout the lunch hour.
|Operating Hours (school term)||Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm|
|Operating Hours (school holidays)||Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm|
NIS Library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC). All the items are classified according to DDC. You find these numbers on the labels of the library items. Our collection consists of books, magazines, audio-visual materials and electronic resources such as CD-ROMs.
The Library collection includes reference books and story books. Most of our books are in English.
1. Main Collection: Fiction and Non-Fiction
2. Reference Collection (For students: in-library use only). They are referred to as Red Spot collection)
3. Media Resources such as CD-ROM.
4. The English newspapers (e.g. NST and The Star) help you keep in touch with the local and global scene.
- Students are allowed to borrow two (2) books for a duration of Two (2) weeks with the option of renewal if the book has not been requested by another library user. Students will not be allowed to renew if the books are overdue.
- To check out a book, go to the Circulation Counter with the book and Student ID card. The library staff will check the library. The due date is the last date stamped on the due date slip.
- Reference books may not be borrowed by the students.
- Students are responsible for any book borrowed. Students are not allowed to borrow books for other students.
- Books are to be returned at the Circulation Counter.
Students may request for specific information search/bibliographic assistance to help them in their research.
In an effort to cultivate the love of reading by introducing young children to books and to make reading fun, storytelling sessions are conducted at the kids’ corner.
What is a Book Level?
Book Levels represent the difficulty of the text. The levels range from 0.1-13.5. Books are chosen based on the level range recommended for each pupil by STAR Reading assessment conducted termly. It is important for children to read within his/her capabilities and their degree of comprehension.
What is Interest Level?
The Interest level indicates for which age group a book is appropriate, based on the content and themes.
LY — Lower Years: 5-8yrs; MY — Middle Years: 9-13; UY — Upper Years: 14 +
How does it work?
Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished, your child has the option to take a short quiz on the computer. The quiz results provide information that shows whether or not your child has understood the book. The quizzes can motivate children to both complete a book and think more deeply about it. The librarians and teachers will assist them by:
- Guiding them to books appropriate to their ability and interests. From their weekly library allowance all students are asked to select two books according to their interest level. This book is allied to their Accelerated Reader book range. Librarians will monitor this closely.
- Teaching the children to maintain a personal log of what they read. Can we ask that you support this routine and make sure that your child records their reading book in their home/school diary?
- Providing time and computers/iPad for the children to take the quizzes. The license does allow home use of the quizzes up until 7pm.
Rules & Regulations
Lost and Damaged Books
Loss of Books
Students must report the loss of a book immediately. Students have the option of replacing the same book or another book of the same subject, and pay the processing charges and overdue fines, if any. Replacement copies of books shall be reviewed and approved by the Librarian before it is accepted.
Books not returned by students one month after the due date will be considered as lost and the students will have to pay for the books.
Code of Conduct in Library
While in the library, all students must behave in an orderly manner.
- Keep Silent
- Dresscode: Proper And Decent
- Eating, Drinking, Playing And Running Are Not Allowed
- Disturbing Others Is Not Allowed
- No Littering
- Internet Is For Information Seeking
- Playing Music Out Loud Is Not Allowed
- Usage Of Handsets Is Not Allowed
- PC : First Come First Served
- Write Your Name In The Log Book For Pc Usage And Display Your Id Card
- Viewing Indecent Images Is Strictly Prohibited
- Borrowing The Library Items: Students Can Renew The Books They Borrowed To Extend The Loan Period Once
- Return Books Before The Due Date, To Avoid Being Fined