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About us

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The UWCSEA library service supports the five elements of the learning programme at UWCSEA through

  • Access to information and ideas in and through a range of media
  • Studious and collaborative learning environments
  • Use of library resources for personal development and recreation
  • Services to the College community of students, teachers, staff and parents
  • Supporting the concept of lifelong learning, and that of voluntary, individual reading for pleasure as a lifelong skill.

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.

The library is open for Junior students to use at break and lunch time.

Students who are supervised by parents 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 


Collection numbers

There are approximately 89,000 catalogued items

The Collections

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

  • Access the library catalogue
  • From the catalogue search ‘WebPath Express’ for secure online websites

Current trials. Ask at the library for login details
       No current trials

Activities, features and services

  • New books, genre studies / curriculum and celebrations are displayed throughout the year
  • Each class from Grade 1 to Grade 3 visit the library weekly with their class. Grade 4 and Grade 5 visit the library fortnightly
  • Students are encouraged to make new purchase requests
  • Students are able to reserve books
  • All grades K1 to Grade 5 have visits from author / illustrators during the academic year
  • International School Library Network (ISLN) Red Dot Award

Special Collections

  • ‘World Languages’ collection of languages spoken by the students
  • Chinese, French and Spanish books to support taught languages in the Primary School
  • PSE books to support personal and social education (these books include family issues such as death, adoption, terminal illness, divorce and are not all on display but can be asked for)

View our full collection development policy here

Tips on searching for a library book

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 





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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.

Wheelers - 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.

Follett eBooks - Look in the library catalog for eBooks (you will need to login using your GAPPS account to open them). The Lightbox series are interactive eBooks.

PressReader - UWCSEA is a Pressreader Hotspot. Newspapers & magazines can be read on a laptop or downloaded onto a device. There are some magazines and papers suitable for younger readers

Tales2Go - UWCSEA subscribes to Tales2Go audiobooks. Students can use it at school logged into a school device and from home using their GAPPS login. Once you start listening to a book on your personal device it will be available to you offline. Tales2Go can only be used on one device at a time. Bookmarks made at school will appear on your home device.

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.

Class Libraries

Books to support PSE and UWCSEA profile

Books linked to a particular Grade and unit

Infant Bookroom

Big Books

Social Justice Booklists

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 Januaryfollow this link (coming soon)

For a complete list of new books in December, follow this link

For a complete list of new books in Novemberfollow this link


Link to Pinterest Boards 

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.

Red Dot 2016-17

Visit our Red Dot Award page 2015-2016

Red Dot Booklet 2016 - Younger Readers



Book trailers to promote the Red Dot Books

made by last year's PRAs

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