Leadership for a better world


The mission of the Library and Learning Lounge is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information, and to promote reading. The Library is central to the fulfilment of instructional goals and objectives of the School and promotes this through a planned programme of acquisition and organisation of information technology, and dissemination of materials to expand the learning environment of all students. A planned programme of teaching information skills in partnership with other educators is an essential part of the School library programme.

The library's online catalogue and subscription databases are available to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a virtual learning system.

Curriculum Information

The primary objectives of the Library and Learning Lounge are to:

  • Support the teaching of the curriculum by providing resources in a variety forms for staff and all students across all subject areas and years;
  • Provide books for recreational reading and foster a love of reading for pleasure;
  • Be a focal point for the teaching of information skills and to support independent study;
  • Maintain a quiet and attractive environment for study;
  • Monitor and advise on the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the context of the Library and Learning Lounge;
  • Provide opportunity for all students to have equal access to resources for their educational needs;
  • Be a central and vital part of Harrow International School Hong Kong life and to provide learners with opportunities for service.
Outside the Classroom

The Library and Learning Lounge hosts several author and storyteller visits throughout the year to promote reading. Competitions such as Primary Battle of the Books, Secondary Battle of the Books and Chinese Battle of the Books are supported. Kid’s Lit Quiz, a world-wide literacy competition, is also available to students ages 11 to 13.  

Head of Department: Mrs M. H. Jones