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Libraries serve to demonstrate to students that "we value not just information in all its forms - print, graphic, online and audio-visual - but also the long-term benefits of literacy and imagination to the individual, the nation and the globe." (Dr. Karen Brooks)

BCIS libraries are at the heart of the students’ lives and the school’s curriculum. Centrally located, each library has created a pleasant and safe environment for students. They can do research, homework, work on the computers, and read for enjoyment. The libraries embrace the three IB Programmes by acquiring materials to support academic subjects and the IB Learner Profile.

BCIS libraries have about 30,000 titles including English and Chinese language magazines, and books in English, Chinese, and Korean. The libraries also subscribe to a variety of databases to encourage students to use reputable sources in their research. Resources are intended to support the curriculum as well as encourage a love of reading and life-long learning.


BCIS is accredited by the CIS (Council of International Schools) and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), which demonstrates that the school meets demanding international standards in all the areas of philosophy and objectives, curriculum, governance and management, staff, student support services, resources, and student and community life.Visit www.cois.org and www.acswasc.org for more information.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. The three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, IBO currently works with 2,771 schools in 138 countries to develop and offer three challenging programmes to over 763,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.Visit www.ibo.org for more information.

We live by a spirit of inspiring others, achieving ones goals and creating a better world.

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