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Welcome to the AISC Elementary School Collaboration and Inquiry Center (CIC) Library

ES CIC Library Hours:  

Monday – Friday (8:00-4:30).  Please note the library closes one Thursday each month at 3:45 for a full-faculty meeting.


ES CIC Library Staff:

Mr. Jeremy (Jet) Willette – AISC Head Librarian ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Ms. Lakshmi Jeyachandran – Library Assistant ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Ms. Teena Pennefather – Library Assistant ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Ms. Jyothi Unni – Library Aide ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Mr. Lalpaul Gangte – Library Aide ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Mr. Shanthu Jacob – Library Aide ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Please contact us using the emails above or by calling +91 44 2254 9000 Extn. 1123


ES CIC Library Lessons:

Students in preschool to second grade have library lessons once a week.  Pre-school students have library time for 30 minutes and students in kindergarten through second grade meet for 45 minutes.  During library time students hear stories and have the chance to check out books.  Sometimes we also work on fun and important library or research skills.

Students in grades three to five also come once a week to the library with their teacher to look for books and to read.

ES CIC Library Books:

The ES CIC Library currently holds over 40,000 books.  Our print and digital collections include many genres, such as: adventure, biographies, classics, graphic novels, historical fiction, mystery, and much more.  There are hundreds of award-winning titles as well, such as Newbery or Caldecott.  Many of our books also come with CDs.

How Resources are Organized:

Our books can be found in different sections around the library.  Our sections include: Animals, Countries and Civilizations, Graphic Novels, Holidays, India, Lower Elementary Fiction, Oral Recordings, General Nonfiction, Picture Books, Reference, Science, Upper Elementary Fiction, and World Languages.  Each section is color coded and clearly marked to help students find books more easily.

If you are interested in finding book recommendations, please use our catalog, browse the shelves, check out our interesting book displays, or ask any library staff member. We are here to help you!

Checking-Out Books:

Pre-School and Kindergarten:  1 book

Grade 1 and Grade 2:  2 books

Grade 3:  3 books

Grade 4 and Grade 5: 4 books

Parents: 6 books

Overdue Books:

You can keep a book for two weeks.  After two weeks, the book is overdue.  Please return your overdue books.  If students or parents have overdue books, they need to bring them back before they can begin checking out other books again.

Lost or Damaged Books:

Please pay for any lost or damaged books or magazines (plus $2.00 for shipping).  Please see CIC staff for a bill, which you can then pay in the Finance Office.  

Can I use the CIC at recess or after school?

Elementary students can use our center during the school day with a hall pass.

You can also use our center after school (starting at 3:30) if you come with a parent.  However, students in grades four and five can also come after school by themselves if they join our great Library After School Activity program which is run through the ASA office.  Please see CIC Library staff for more details.