The library is a versatile learning environment, where our students can read, study, conduct research, or work on school projects. Through library resources and services, students are exposed to a wide variety of literature and educational materials that accommodate their personal interests and support their academic achievement.
DeBakey library aims to play a strong instructional role in the providing students with the intellectual and technical platforms to engage with information technology in efficient and productive ways. Teaching search strategies, both in relation to the internet and specialized databases, library catalogs and directories, is given the most widespread emphasis. By providing reference assistance, instructing students in research strategies, use of resources and information literacy; and communicating proactively are most strongly related to student achievement.
The DeBakey library’s collection contains thousands of books which includes first chapter fiction, general fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, reference books, and professional development books for staff members. The collection also includes Arabic language books as well as an assortment of French, and Spanish language books.
DeBakey library is a lifeline for those young people who aspire to read and do research for projects-based learning. If children hook onto the joy of reading for pleasure, the results are clear; they will do better at school, better at all kinds of things, in all kinds of ways. Young people need free access to a whole variety of books from across every genre, and this is exactly what DeBakey library identifies and works towards by revamping and giving a free digital experience to all its patrons through Qatar National Library. The aim is to create a difference to student’s perception of the library, and therefore reading, and making it a haven of safety, warmth and wonder is one of the greatest things a librarian can do in a day.
Students in grades 5-8 have weekly scheduled library lessons, consisting of storytelling, information literacy and research sessions, book browsing, and independent reading time. From grade 9 onwards, students use the library during arranged unit visits.
Every student has a library account associated with his or her student ID number and can borrow up to 3 books per week. To search for a book, please use the library catalog.
Please use this link to access the DeBakey’s Library.
The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. – Mark Twain