The CDNIS library fosters a love of reading and a spirit of inquiry and creativity, supporting teachers and students with information needs and encouraging students to become lifelong learners, readers and problem-solvers.

The library’s bright and inviting space is arranged to fulfill a variety of functions. Students can browse the shelves, curl up with a book, or use the space for quiet study. Desktop workstations and wireless connection for laptops and other devices ensure internet access for all patrons. Teaching spaces can accommodate entire classes for book exchanges, reading time, or lessons on various information literacy skills. The Makerspace gives Lower School students the resources and space to design, create and problem solve.

With over 65,000 titles, our collection offers an extensive fiction and nonfiction selection, comprised of books in English, French and Chinese (both traditional and simplified); several other languages are represented in our International collection. The library’s resources extend beyond its physical walls to include an array of valuable online research databases, as well as a collection of e-books that can be borrowed for online reading on laptops, e-readers or phones.                   

Lower School classes have a regularly scheduled weekly library time for lessons and book exchange. Upper School students visit the library with their classes or on an individual basis when they have free time. Teacher librarians operate on a flexible schedule, teaching information literacy skills integrated into units of inquiry and promoting reading through a variety of activities such as author visits, book fairs and our annual celebration of reading, Lit Blitz.

The Chinese library is housed in the Chinese Cultural Centre, where Lower School students exchange books on a weekly basis.

For further information, please visit our library's website.