The Library


Welcome to the HIS Library

The library is on the 3rd floor of the Sapporo building and another is located in our Niseko campus. Both are open to all HIS students, staff, parents as well as 'Friends of the Library'.

The Sapporo library holds about 12,000 titles and has Encyclopedia Britannica Online, Britannica Image Quest and Brittanica Original Sources. Our Niseko library is exceptional in that it has over 40 books per student; all have been acquired in the last 5 years and they are in beautiful condition.


   Monday, Tuesday 8:20-17:00   Wednesday 9:30-17:00   Thursday, Friday 8:20-15:45  

HIS LIBRARY QUICK LINK save these as bookmarks in your browser!

Britannica Online . . . . . Please ask Librarian

Library News

Volunteering in the Library

Our volunteers are invaluable, they help the school run an effective library service.  Would you like to help? The drop in on any morning from Monday through Thursday and speak to one of our Volunteers

  • Monday - Hiroko Terada
  • Tuesday - Mari Ischii or Monica Montenegro
  • Wednesday - Yumiko Hong or Bethmini Sev
  • Thursday - Ryuko Murakami
  • Friday - Kumiko Lazirko
  • or me Daniel Stern most afternoons.

Please contact Mr. Holywell at school by phone or email ( on Monday through to Thursday if you have any other questions.

Library Rules

The library is open to HIS students, parents, faculty, staff and 'Friends of the Library'.
Patrons may borrow up to three items at a time.
One week for K – 5th grade students
Two weeks for 6th – 12th grade students, parents and Friends of the Library.
Replacement costs for lost or badly damaged items are fixed.  ¥4,000 for a hardback book and ¥2,000 for a paperback book and other items.

Note: All items for Early Years students are to be checked out by their parents.

Friends of the Library

If you would like to borrow from our Library it is possible - even if you do not have a student at the school!  Speak to Nick Holywell or one of our Library volunteers to get set up.  There is an initial fee of ¥3,000, we will register you, create a borrowers card and lend you up to 4 books for 2 weeks at a time.

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