Located in the heart of the college campus is the LRC. This is a superb and innovative building that has been designed to inspire and attract students. Its welcoming environment has areas for relaxed reading as well as a large study area. It has generous shelving and storage areas, librarian’s office, different collections’ corners, flexible reading area, teaching area, 2 ICT rooms, repographic room and 100 internet/networked computers.

Our Library team encourages reading for the sheer joy of it – whether a story that transports us to other realms or a text that informs us about new ideas or perspectives. We enjoy helping students select reading that will engage and challenge them as well as improve the quality of research skills at each level of student development.

 

The Collection

We have a substantial collection of over 15,000 books, periodicals, audio-visuals etc for students, teachers and parents. We have a wide variety of non-fiction titles selected to enhance the academic curriculum (IGCSE  to IB Diploma) as well as many general interest topics. Our fiction section is equally diverse in terms of genre, reading and interest levels. Most books are in English, but we do have a range of titles in French, Spanish, Italian and Yoruba languages. We are keen for your recommendations for our purchase of new titles. Donations of high quality books are always appreciated!

 

Library Access

Students are welcome to the library either individually before registration, break times, after school and during their non-contact periods at any time for book exchange, research or individual study time or they may be accompanied by their teachers during library periods.

We are open Monday to Saturday.

 

Borrowing and Lending

Students can borrow two books for one week.

Books can be renewed for an extra week, if a hold has not already been placed. Extra books can be checked out under certain conditions (e.g. summer reading or IB Extended Essay research). There are overdue fines for late books, but prompt return is appreciated. If books are lost they must be paid for before more books can be checked out, or for school reports or transfer records to be issued by DWC.

 

Using the Catalogue

Our library’s easy-to-use electronic catalogue is linked to all school computers and makes title selection a simple process. Our on-line databases are also an excellent research tool; from Encyclopedias to College-level academic journal articles. All Library computers have internet access and students can save their research on USB devices or print if necessary.

Feel free to come and browse the collection. We look forward to meeting you soon.

 

Strategic Directions for 2016 – 2017

The DWC Library will strengthen its role as an essential partner in research, teaching and learning. The Library will be known for providing access to world-class resources within and beyond their collections, in all formats, and at the point and place of need. The Library’s physical spaces will encourage reflection, intellectual exploration and academic interaction. Working with others, the Library will be an innovative leader for the college. The Librarian will interact with staff and students at multiple points in their teaching and learning. As DWC community assesses progress toward its strategic goals, it will note that the Library will have played a major role in promoting excellence in teaching and learning.

1. Improve the User Experience
Understand library users’ (curriculum areas) needs and library experiences and use that information to shape collections, spaces, and services.

2. Provide Digital Content, Tools & Services
Provide services and resources in formats that best fit user needs. Make access to resources available from every computer in the school. In a digital world, we must shift our efforts increasingly toward the support of digital content, tools and services.

3. Develop New Learning & Teaching Partnerships
Ensure that the Library provides the best possible support for learning and teaching by developing new strategies for working with teachers and students, collaborate by working with teachers and students, collaborating with other groups to ensure the latest information is available at its disposal.

4. Support DWC Priorities
Articulate how the Library collections, services, and initiatives align with the school’s priorities of excellence in teaching and teaching, internationalization, interdisciplinary, and knowledge in the service of society.

5. Enhance Library Spaces
Ensure that the Library use of physical space develops in coordination with the evolution of the teaching and learning needs of DWC.

Oluwakemi Ogunti
Head, Learning Resources Centre