The Secondary Library (SL) is located on the second floor of the Main Teaching Building (MTB). It is open Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 5pm and 7:30am to 4:30pm on Friday for student.

It is used by students, teachers and the BISP community. The SL runs a flexible timetable where teachers book classes and work collaboratively with the Teacher Librarian.

It manages over 20,000 resources to support the teaching and learning of KS3, IGSCE and the IB Diploma Programme. It has an extensive print, digital and online collection including books, ebooks, newspapers, databases, magazines and journals in eight languages. The IT facilities are modern and include a digitised room for oral recordings.

The SL celebrates International School Library Week, World Book Day and Book Week every year with guest authors and special events. The SL is regularly involved in offering after school activities, including reading and homework club.

News

Dear BISP parents,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to all of you. My name is Brian Keenan and I am the new Secondary Librarian and IB Extended Essay Coordinator at BISP. I grew up in New Brunswick, Canada and attended university at UNB in Fredericton and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where I earned Masters degrees in both Political Science as well as Library and Information Studies. I have worked the last 4 years as a school librarian in Almaty, Kazakhstan and also worked as a teacher in both Canada and Korea before that.

I had travelled to Phuket twice over the last three years and loved the time I spent here – the beaches, the weather, the scuba diving, the food, the people, were all fantastic. So when I found out that a librarian position had opened up at BISP, I jumped at the opportunity. Needless to say, I am very excited to be working here as the new Secondary Librarian. I will do my best to ensure that the library is a place that instills a love of reading and learning in your children and I look forward to getting to know all of them.

Also, parents should know that they are welcome to check books out from the library as well. You may borrow up to 7 books for a period of 3 weeks. So please feel free to come to the library to browse our collection. We encourage parents to borrow books on a Friday afternoon. Look forward to seeing you!

Kind regards,

Brian Keenan

Parents

  • All parents are welcome to borrow any of the titles we hold in the library, for a duration of 3 weeks.
  • All parents may take out a maximum of 7 resources (this includes Primary loans and Secondary loans combined), except for holidays, where you may borrow 10 resources.
  • Our Secondary Library is open for parents every Friday between 2pm and 4:30pm.
  • To take the books out, please present them to the Library Assistant at the front desk. She will then issue the books under your account.