Haileybury Information and Knowledge Service (HIKS) supports the teaching and learning of the School. The service is responsible for the Main Library, eLibrary, Archive, Special Collections, Arts Collections, Royal Society for Asian Affairs Collections and the Kipling Society Collections. Working closely with pupils and teachers we provide a service that meets the needs of individuals, classes and departments through the teaching of information literacy, academic and study skills. See Learning and Research with HIKS
The mission of the Haileybury Information and Knowledge Service is:
Support and encourage pupils in their learning and research at Haileybury.
Conserve, store and make accessible the collections to the School and the wider community.
Foster creativity and scholarship in the School.
Support the cultural enrichment of the School and the wider community.
The HIKS site contains the following major elements:
The catalogue is designed to provide users with a system which allows them to find the resources they are looking in the simplest possible way. It is accessible through the HIKS portal and is available as a remote resource. Included in the catalogue are the Main Library collection, eBooks, the Special Collections, the Kipling Library, the Royal Society for Asian Affairs Library and the Archive. Recommendations for books and reading lists are also available on the system. For more detailed information about the HIKS Catalogue please visit the Using the HIKS Catalogue page.
The eLibrary is available to all pupils and the teaching staff. It is designed to provide access to high quality information, critical articles, eBooks, magazines and journals. Subscribed sites include JSTOR, the Loeb Classical Library, Drama Theatre+, the Connell Guides and the Science Reference Center. At present, there are over 70 subscription sites available in the eLibrary.
The digital archive is a collection of material from the Archives and Special Collections made available online. Material will be regularly added to this area as the digitisation project develops.