Welcome to the AISC Elementary School Library!
Library Hours: Monday – Friday (8:15-4:30). Please note the library closes at 3:45 on Thursdays.
Please contact us using the emails above or by calling +91 44 2254 9000 Extn. 2603
Each student has library time once a week. Pre-school students have library time for 30 minutes and students in kindergarten through fifth 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.
We have over 29,000 books in our elementary library! Our library collection has many genres, including: adventure, biographies, classics, comics, historical fiction, mystery, and much more! We also have many books that come with CDs if students or parents are interested in those. We also carry books that have won book awards, such as Newbery or Caldecott.
To support a love of reading in any language, whether you are a beginner or native, we also carry books in different languages, such as French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
Library Catalog (Destiny):
All library materials (books, magazines, DVDs, videos, etc) are listed in the online library catalog which may be accessed from all school-wide computers and through the internet.
The libraries subscribe to a variety of online databases of magazines, journals, newspapers and other research tools. These are login/password protected. Please click here for access to the databases.
There are print magazines/journals and newspapers are available for the recreational and research needs of students and teachers. Click here for the list of Periodicals
A varied collection of fiction, non-fiction, and reference books are available in digital format which may be read using any of the school computers or may be checked out.
Books and journals catering to the professional development needs of the faculty are kept in the Teacher Resources collection in the MS Library. We also have an extensive collection of instructional and recreational DVDs and CDs. These are listed in the online library catalog.
How Books are Organized:
Our books can be found in 11 sections around the library. Our sections include: Animals, Graphic Novels, Holidays, Media, Non-fiction, Picture Books, Reference, and World Languages. We have also divided our fiction books into three categories to help students find books in their reading level: Beginner, Expanding, and Fluent. Each section is color coded and clearly marked to help students find books more easily. In addition, many of our most popular books and series are located in a central spot so students can easily find them.
Pre-School, Kindergarten, and Grade 1: 1 book
Grade 2: 2 books
Grade 3: 3 books
Grade 4 and Grade 5: 3 books or 2 books and 1 magazine
Parents: 5 books
Please note: Reference materials cannot be checked out. In addition, students and parents cannot check anything located in the library office or from the literacy library.
You can keep a book for two weeks. After two weeks, the book is overdue (late). Please return your overdue books. If students have any overdue books, they cannot take out any more books until they bring their overdue books back.
Lost or Damaged Books:
You need to pay for your lost or damaged books. Please ask the library staff for a bill, which you will pay in the Finance Office. You must pay for the price of the book plus $2.00 for shipping. Lost magazines are $3.00, plus $2.00 for shipping.
Can I use the library at recess or after school?
You can use the library during recess if you have a hall pass (limit two per classroom). You can use the library after school (starting 3:15) only if you come with a parent.
Please do not bring food or drink in the library. Food and drink can damage our books, carpets, and computers. Thank you!
We have a fun club called “Be a Librarian” that meets on Wednesdays that meets through the After School Activities program.
Parent Library Use:
We welcome parents to our library. Please remember, however, that the library is a teaching area (just like a classroom) and we usually have classes going on during the school day. This means that materials, computers, and certain areas of the library may not always be available for parent use. Please turn off your mobile/cell phones when you are in the library. Parents can check up to five items for themselves or their children for two weeks.
Additional Library Activities:
There are several activities, including Book Week and author visits. In association with Scholastic India, there are three book fairs arranged a year which provide students and parents an opportunity to buy books at discounted prices.
Materials Selection Policy:
One of the main goals of the library program as envisaged in the Board policy (File 7.120) is to provide materials that will enrich and support the curriculum, and to provide materials that stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values and ethical standards taking into consideration individual needs and varied interests, abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and maturity levels of the students served. Materials selection in the libraries is guided by this main goal as well as the ideas expressed in the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights and the ALA Freedom to read Statement. In the event the suitability of a material is challenged, there is a procedure in place to follow. Challenged book Procedures (Amended 21 Nov. 2002)