EIS Learning Resource Centre
The new state-of-the-art EUROPEAN International School’s Learning Resource Centre (LRC) was opened in August 2015. Our LRC is a place of inquiry, collaboration and creation and the central hub of learning and promoting international mindedness.
The EIS LRC mission is to encourage students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The place is a shared resource catering for students and teachers in the Early Years (EY), Primary (PYP), Secondary (MYP) and Diploma areas of the school. All areas in the LRC are designed to actively stimulate students’ curiosity and love of learning.
The Learning Resource Centre has a combined collection of approximately 13,600 titles (23,000 copies). Besides English books, it has a growing other languages collection in German, Vietnamese, French, Korean, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese to support and promote mother tongue reading. The multilingual literature in our collections is a reflection of the cultural diversity of the EIS community. In 2020, the LRC worked together with other international schools in HCMC to create a shared digital library collection, SORA, to increase a diversity of reading collection in physical and digital format as well as promote the love of reading across the schools.
The LRC uses Follett Destiny library management system. It also subscribes to a number of databases such as JSTOR, Britannica School, BrainPOP, and other online resources including magazines to meet the needs of the school community. There is also a section dedicated to providing careers and university entrance information.
The Teacher-Librarian works closely with Homeroom and Specialist Teachers to schedule the pupils’ use of the LRC, in this way making sure that maximum benefit is obtained by all. We invite you to explore this site and discover the abundant services we provide for our community. You will be assured of a warm welcome, and we very much look forward to seeing you at YOUR LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE!