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Library Details

Introduction

The DPSI houses state-of-the-art Primary and Secondary libraries which are intrinsic to the students' learning process. The libraries aims to support the teaching and learning in the classroom promoting reading and literacy, teaching ethical research skills and supporting language learning.

The DPSI Libraries have a collection of over 8500 books which includes fiction and non-fiction of different genres, picture books, bilingual Books, reference resources for students and teachers and professional development resources.

An array of activities, like Author Study, Novel Study, Shared Reading, Buddy Reading, Drop Everything And Read, The Reading Tree Programme are conducted and special events like Author Visits, Book Weeks, Book Fairs and other literacy events are held to encourage students to celebrate and enjoy books. Students visit the library with their classes for lessons on developing their Information Literacy skills, locating and accessing information, organizing and presenting information and the ethical use of information. The Library continuously strives to keep its resources and services updated in the interest of the entire school community.

The library is an integral part of the student's learning process. Students are educated and trained to select age and learner's level appropriate books, e-resources, magazines and journals to aid their research and learning. The Library is the hallmark of collaborative learning and research cum investigative activities by using computer with fast Internet access for both, the teachers and the learners. The students are provided conducive environment and didactic as well as technical support to uphold all the attributes of learner profile of IB programme in their learning process.

Library Policies

Library opening hours

Time Day
8.00AM – 3.30PM Monday to Thursday
8.00AM – 2.30PM Friday

Students are able to access the library and borrow books in the scheduled library time and may also use the library during various times of the day to facilitate research, projects, and other forms of instruction.

Borrowing limits

Class Limit
Nursery to Grade 2 One book/week
Grades 3 to 5 Two books/week
MYP Three books/week

Loan period

One week. Students who want to exchange the issued books sooner may do so.

Damaged and Lost Books

If a library book is accidentally damaged or is lost, we stress on the responsibility to report it and this will have to be replaced by the student. Replacement copies must be new books and must be the same edition as the lost items, or newer. Used copies are not acceptable replacements. Students will be charged the full cost of any library book damaged or lost by them if they are not able to replace them. They may also be charged for highlighting, underlining or writing in library books, or for placing post-it notes or other adhesive markers in books. Students who are due to pay damaged/lost book fine will not be allowed to check out additional books until the loss is compensated.

Donations

The Library gratefully accepts all donations of recent books in good condition. Those that meet our selection criteria will be added to the collection. All others will in turn be donated to another worthy cause. Students are encouraged to donate a book in their mother language to the library on their birthday. Please contact us to make appropriate arrangements.

E Resources

Best for Grades 5-12, Britannica School Encyclopedia has a range of articles and reading levels to begin your inquiry.

school.ebonline.com

Best for Grades 6-12, Find interesting talks from inspiring people throughout the world on Ted.com.
These are people with something to say that will open your mind and encourage new perspectives.

www.ted.com

Best for Grades 6-12, Khan Academy has a range of topics and quizzes to learn about.
There are videos about almost every topic.

www.khanacademy.org

Best for Grades 6-12, PBS Video has interesting and topical information for several different subjects.
See relevant news articles, science videos, and media about the hottest topics, all with a reliably perspective.

www.pbs.org

Another great source of videos, this channel includes short videos from multiple disciplines.
It is best for Grades 6-12.

www.smithsonianchannel.com

Best for Grades 10-12, URN is a database of open access journal articles for all subjects.
It has the look of a search engine, but it accesses materials that are more scholarly for research papers.

www.jurn.org

World Wide Science is a database of other databases, offering a search engine for free open access journals from across the globe.

worldwidescience.org

This YouTube channel has videos from space, with astronauts that answer questions and demonstrate everyday life on the station.

www.youtube.com

There are tons of Chemistry resources from the Royal Society of Chemistry here. Every kind of connection, even art, is available here as a resource.
If Chem interests you, this is the best place to be.

www.rsc.org

Explore awesome projects from around the world, as well as Google's most interesting science info, at this site.

www.googlesciencefair.com

Find a brief history of world relations with the US Dept of State notes on specific countries.
Recommended by the Model UN as a resource.

www.state.gov

Get fast facts about every country in the world with the CIA World Factbook.
Includes all types of demographic and state information about every country.

www.cia.gov

Explore the data of the world with interactive charts and visualizations.
Gapminder was started by statistician Hans Rosling, and it includes real data shown in different ways.

www.gapminder.org

Best for Grades 6-12, Creative Commons is the BEST place to search for images without fear.
This site brings images from everywhere that are not copyrighted, ones that you can use and cite with some freedom

search.creativecommons.org

We Give Books is a new digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online.

www.wegivebooks.org

My online reading enhance the children's reading habit.
They are linked many more sites which gives the children a plenty of choice of books in their interest.

www.myonlinereading.com

A fabumouse world of games and activities is waiting for you! Find the best Geronimo Stilton books now, enjoy the fa-mouse-ly funny online games...

geronimostilton.com

Random House Children’s Books is the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher.

www.randomhousekids.com

Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss. This site gives a chance to children to do some activity and play games on addition to their online reading.

www.seussville.com

There's a fantastic selection of Horrid Henry stories available on audio, all brought to life by the wonderful Miranda Richardson.

www.horridhenry.co.uk

Speakaboos brings classic children's entertainment into a digital world. At Speakaboos, children develop literacy skills while learning about technology in a safe and fun environment.

www.speakaboos.com

Books Should Be Free makes the world's public domain audio books available for browsing in a visual and entertaining way.

www.loyalbooks.com

A Story Before Bed lets parents, grandparents, and anyone with a special child in their lives record audio and video of themselves reading a children’s book into their webcam right...

www.astorybeforebed.com

The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation was founded upon the principles of Peace, Truth, Righteousness, Nonviolence, and Love,..

www.hv4k.org

Free Kids Books is a growing library of unique children's books and literary resources available for download in a user friendly pdf format.

freekidsbooks.org

A variety of children books available to enhance their reading habit and booting up their imagination. It also helps them for creative writing.

www.storylineonline.net

This online book library has a huge range of books to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community - who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas

en.childrenslibrary.org

Big Universe empowers teachers and engages students in grades PK-12 by leveraging technology to improve literacy and performance in all subject areas.

www.biguniverse.com

SillyBooks.net uses animated books to keep the attention of young readers. All the books have moving pictures and are read aloud by professional actors,..

www.sillybooks.net

Starfall.com is a program service of Starfall Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. The website opened in September of 2002 as a free public service and social enterprise supported by the Polis-Schutz family.

www.starfall.com

The Professor Garfield Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational collaboration between Paws, Inc., the global headquarters for Garfield the Cat, and Ball State University, a nationally recognized leader in teacher training and digital education.

www.professorgarfield.org

Welcome to English-Guide.org! Thank you for visiting this site on your journey to becoming a fluent English speaker. English-Guide.org was conceived as a directory of free English learning resources available via Internet,..

www.english-guide.org

This online library of illustrated books is a volunteer-driven project. It has grown slowly since 1996 from the work of a single man and a handful of books, to a vibrant,..

www.childrensbooksonline.org

AudioBookCloud is an online audio book library collection.
A subscription to AudioBookCloud gives unlimited streaming access to the entire collection.

www.audiobookcloud.com

The TumbleBookLibrary Partnership Program allows public libraries to work with their local school communities to negotiate the most economical subscription options available.

www.tumblebooks.com

TumbleBookCloud - is an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content.

www.tumblebookcloud.com

Oxford Owl is an award-winning website to help support your children's learning, both at home and at school. Find tablet-friendly eBooks, inspiring school improvement and teaching support – and look out for new content being added all the time!

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Eklavya is a non-profit, non-government organisation that develops and field tests innovative educational programmes and trains resource people to implement these programmes. It functions through a network of education resource centres located in Madhya Pradesh.

www.eklavya.in