The Santiago College Library is a resource center for learning, where students find informational media and the human support necessary for the development of reading, research and critical thinking skills through three areas:
• Reading Motivation
• Development of info-literacy skills
• Cultural development
We aim for students to be able to investigate and manage the information from their inquiries in a responsible manner. At the same time, our mission is to encourage reading for pleasure, and to promote a taste for national and international culture in the community.
Our library collection, both printed and digital, is made up of about 30,000 volumes (of which half are in English).
We also have:
In addition, we carry out activities aimed at the school community, such as the celebration of book week, talks, reading clubs, information literacy workshops, reading for pleasure programs and comprehensive support in academic honesty and info-literacy for the projects associated with the International Baccalaureate in our school: Exhibition in the Primary Years Program (PYP), Personal Project in the Middle Years Program (MYP) and Extended Essay in the Diploma Program (DP), among other activities.
To provide adequate support, the Library has three spaces, differentiated by age and objectives:
From PK to 4th grade, each class is assigned a weekly Library hour in which research activities and reading enjoyment are taught that are associated with the Units of Inquiry they are working with in classes.
As of 1st grade, students can choose library books to take home.
From 5th to 9th grade students have access to the Middle Library, where they can research, learn info-literacy skills and other activities related to the PYP and MYP.
The High Library specializes in high-level print and digital resources tailored to the needs of our secondary school students according to the IB MYP and Diploma programs, and focused on developing research skills and critical thinking through inquiry, info-literacy, academic honesty and reading for pleasure.