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The UWCSEA library service supports the five elements of the learning programme at UWCSEA through
The library is open from 7.30 to 4.30 during term time and on Wednesday's from 9am-11am during school holidays.
Students can return and borrow books at the beginning or end of the day, during break and lunch or at any time that their teacher allows them to visit the library. There is an out-of-hours bookdrop at the carpark entrance to the infant school and at the library.
The library is open for Junior students to use at break and lunch time on a rostered basis.
Students who are supervised by adults are welcome in the library after school.
After school students with a late Activity or Music lesson may wait in the library by arrangement with the Activities or Junior School office
There are approximately 89,000 catalogued items
Picture Books, Eager Readers books (small chapter books), Graphic Novels, Non-fiction books, Fiction, Picture Books for Older Readers, Books in Series, Magazines, Pop-Up Books, Classroom Collections
Online library facilities
Logging-in to the College website and going to the Library
Current trials. Ask at the library for login details
No current trials
Activities, features and services
Students are encouraged to be aware of their own reading habits. As such, we ask them to take only as many books as they can read in the time between library visits.
Students are also encouraged to choose from a range of genres and so, they might bring home a selection of book, some that they may read thoroughly or some just to dip into.
If a student needs to change their book before their next scheduled library time there are opportunities for them to do so.
Parents may also borrow books from the library
myON - Available from home and school. Students have their own login (contact the library if you do not know your login) Books can be downloaded onto a mobile device for offline reading.
Epic - Teachers have a free account and students can access Epic at school through the teacher's account. For home use, students need to subscribe. It is a reasonable subscription and a free 60 day trial is available. Books can be downloaded onto a mobile device for offline reading.
BorrowBox - eAudiobooks & eBooks, including books published by UWCSEA students. A wide and growing selection for all ages.
Wheelers - No longer being developed, but still accessible. Borrow and read eBooks from Wheelers anywhere, anytime, on multiple devices. Students login with their UWCSEA account details. Parents can request membership. Books can be read offline.
For other eBook suggestions visit our FOR GROWN-UPS page
On this page we have set up some filtered searches to save teachers time. Remember, you will need to log in to Destiny to see everything that is available.
These pages are a work in progress. If you cannot find what you need, please let the library know so that we can update the search
Visit the Library Tree for things to do on the library computers
Click on the cover above to locate in the library
For a complete list of new books in January, follow this link (coming soon)
For a complete list of new books in December, follow this link
For a complete list of new books in November, follow this link
This is where we used to keep our lists of new books
Introducing our Primary Reading Ambassadors for Season 1, 2016.
Primary Reading Ambassadors (PRA) will play an important role in the The Red Dot children's choice book award, not only will they read and promote the 2016-17 books, they will recommend books to the International School Libraries Network (ISLN) for the 2017-18 award.
Participants will read all the early years books & at least 4 younger readers books (interest Level 7 -10 years). Some children will choose to read books in the older readers range with an interest level of 10-14 years.
PRA's will encourage other students to read this year's books by book-talking & making promotional materials, they will vote for their favourite books from the 2016-17 selection and will have the opportunity to attend the Singapore Readers Cup Competition will be held in May at a venue to be decided
The Reader's Cup starts at 4pm and should be finished by 6pm.
The PRA will prepare practice questions for the Readers Cup Competition and test one another on the selected books.
Between 6 -12 PRAs that have displayed an excellent knowledge of the books selected for the Readers Cup Competition will be chosen to represent UWCSEA East in the National competition. UWCSEA East Primary won last year's Reader's Cup in the Younger Readers division.