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General

WHERE
We are located in Building 6, at the top of the main atrium stairs.


WHEN
Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. 
Closes at 4:00 pm on Fridays.


WHO
The Upper School Library caters to students in grades 8-12. Parents are welcome.


WHAT

The library’s collection supports the school curriculum, and contains physical and digital resources. Except for a small core section, our reference and biography collection are inter-shelved within the regular non-fiction materials.


The library subscribes to several online databases which provide extensive resources for research, including EBSCO family of databases, QuestiaSchool, Classroom Video and Shmoop for test preps.

 

CONTACT

Telephone: 01 41 12 82 97
Mail: uslibrary@asparis.fr

Circulation Policy

Books
Books are checked out for a 4-week period and can be renewed twice. Certain books are only available “overnight”. There is no limit to the number of books a student may check out. If a whole class needs the same materials, these will be put on reserve.

 

Overdue books
An automatic notice will be sent to you and a parent 2 days prior to returning or renewing your books. You will receive another notice if you have an overdue. It is your responsibility to return or renew all books on time.

 

If you have overdues, you will not be able to checkout any materials. until you return the items. Your report card or transcripts will also be withheld at the end of the school year.
 

Magazines
Magazines may be checked overnight. Recent and back copies of magazines are kept in the reading area. The library does not keep magazines archives. For research purposes, students have access to hundreds of ebooks and full-text articles from our digital resources. 

Expected Behavior

To ensure a respectful and studious atmosphere, students doing work with classmates are requested to use the study room where talking and sharing is permitted.
 

Students can bring bottled water to the library. However, coffee and food are not acceptable. We ask that cell phones be used outside the library and kept in vibration mode.

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Computer use and Internet access
The Upper School Division has adopted a Bring Your Own Device incentive and the library has kept 2 Mac desktops. All students must have signed the school Acceptable Operating Practices (AOP).

Note that student learning takes priority over everything else. Teachers who have reserved the space for their classes have the highest priority. E-mailing and social networkig should be brief.                                                                  

Photocopying / Printing / Scanning
Students have access to cloud printing on 3 machines located in the US library, on the main floor of Building 6 and in Building 5, in the Arts wing.  As of September 2019, you need your student badge to retrieve your print out, to scan or photocopy.