HD Schools’ libraries are aimed at creating friendly, inclusive and free reading environments so that they becomes places well-liked by students. Reading serves for ability and delight. The library boasts not only the printed and digital reading materials superadded to school curriculum but also the latest best-selling children’s books and classic comic books.
Our libraries are currently designing their own curriculum which is oriented towards students from Prep to 12th grade. The purpose of this is to cultivate students to become lifelong learners. To begin with, fostering their interests in and habits of reading is our foremost task. Good reading habits serve us well throughout our lifetime. Secondly, we plan to launch Information Literacy courses, in which our students will be instructed in the skills of defining, obtaining, evaluating and utilising information or knowledge required in the 21st century. We intend to gradually impart knowledge such as intellectual property rights and respect for culture, since these are an indispensable part of our ideology and central to the responsible and safe spread knowledge and information.
Our libraries use an Integrated Library Automation System (ILAS) developed by Follett Corporation in the USA. This is a software widely used in the States as well as by many international K-12 schools. It features functions such as custom-designed user interface for students of different age groups, federated search and Access Whenever, Wherever.