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Mission and Statement of Purpose

The mission of the Daegu International School Library Media Center is to provide materials and services to help the DIS community meet their educational and informational needs. Special emphasis is placed on supporting students at elementary academic levels and on stimulating children's interests and appreciation for reading and learning. In order to meet this mission, the DIS School Library's collection provides a wide range of materials for its users.

Library Media Center Hours

The DIS Library Media Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the academic year. On Wednesday the hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Residence students can access the library Monday to Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. under the supervision of our teachers.

The library offers access to a variety of online resources around the clock. The library is closed on weekends, public holidays and school holidays/vacations. All books should be turned in before the end of school year.

Library Parental Check-out Policy

The Library encourages parents to check books out for their children and for their own reading enjoyment for a limit of 21-days (3 weeks) between the hours of 2:40 pm and 4:30 pm on weekdays except for Wednesdays. The Librarian asks that parents NOT allow their child to return materials checked out in the parents’ names. Please come to the Library to return your book and feel free to browse around and check-out more!

Instructions on Reading e-Books

Anyone has access to read eBooks. Follow these steps:

  • Click on the "Go to Follett Destiny Catalog" button
  • Click “Daegu Library / Information Center”
  • Click the “Catalog” tab
  • Click “Material Type”
  • Click “Electronic Book (eBook)”
  • Click inside the “Find” box and type in what you are looking for, example: “poems”
  • Click the enter key
  • Once the results are displayed, choose the book you want read
  • Click the “Read Online” button in the top right hand corner and it will open so that you can read it

After 15 minutes of inactivity, Destiny will automatically close the book and it will be available for other patrons to read. If you receive this message, it is because someone already has this book open “Title cannot be read online due to the following: All copies of this title are currently checked out by other users”.

Book Recommendation

Elementary: K-Grade 5
Middle School: Grades 6-8High School: Grades 9-12Popular Books by DIS StudentsDIS E-Library Catalog 

E-Library Catalog

The Library’s OPAC (Online Public Access Computer) is Follett Destiny® that can be accessed at school, home, or wherever you have access to the Internet.

You can also access the Destiny WebPath Express, which is a filtered Internet database located at the library’s OPAC. From the catalog tab, click on the WebPath Express menu bar. A list of Internet sites pertaining to your search will enter the screen. Simply click and go to the best Internet sites available for your researching needs.