ISL Libraries



The ISL libraries support the school's curriculum.  Our goal is to help members of our learning community become effective, ethical, and discriminating users of the vast amount of information available, to foster a love of reading and to encourage use of Libraries for lifelong learning.

Parents are welcome to visit both libraries and borrow materials.

Library Hours - Upper School

Monday-Thursday, 08:00 to 17:00
Friday, 08:00 to 16:00

Library Hours - Lower School

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 08:00 to 16:00
Wednesday, 08:00 to 15:00

Collections and Research

In addition to over 50,000 books, periodicals, and professional titles, both libraries provide ISL students, staff and parents with access to a range of online research sites. The librarians work closely with teachers and the ICT team to provide integrated instruction and optimal access to resources.


Library Goals

  • To help students become effective and efficient users of information
  • To provide resources to classroom teachers to enhance their curricula
  • To promote a love of reading, learning, languages, and libraries

The ability to locate, evaluate and use information is increasingly important in our society. The librarians work closely with classroom teachers to integrate information skills lessons and promote reading within the classroom curricula. Each library is staffed by a full-time professional librarian along with library assistants.

Our libraries serve as resource centres for the entire ISL community, including students, staff and parents. Because of the international nature of our school, our libraries have many resources that cannot be easily found elsewhere in Luxembourg. We encourage students and families to take advantage of the availability of these materials (books, periodicals, DVDs and databases).

Upper School Library - Grades 6 to 12

The Upper School library, on the first floor of the Upper School building, has a selection of over 24,000 books, including fiction, non-fiction, biographies, books for English language learners of all ages, parenting books and a professional collection for teachers. There is also a DVD and audiobook collection. The library subscribes to over 80 periodicals. Students may visit the library any time during opening hours and teachers may schedule class visits for research. Parents are encouraged to borrow from the library too.

15 networked computers and a scanner are available for student use. They provide access to the library catalogue and various other network-based research tools to which the school subscribes, including Discovery Education, Grolier and others. The computers are also linked to the Internet and ISL's intranet and e-mail system.

Lower School Library - Preschool to Grade 5

The Lower School library is located on the first floor in the Lower School building with a combined collection of over 30,000 items including multilingual collections of books, magazines, audio CD’s and DVD’s. There is also a growing collection of e-books which are directly accessible from the library catalogue. Seven networked computers are available for student work.

During regular class visits students learn how to find and use library resources, are introduced to a variety of literature, and have time to borrow library materials. Teachers also schedule extra visits to the library as needed for research or reading projects and activities, which are planned in collaboration with the librarians.

Families are encouraged to visit the library before and after school to borrow books and other materials as often as they wish. Lower school students are only allowed in the library after school if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Located in the Preschool common area is a small satellite library specifically set up for Preschool and K1. Most of their library classes will be taken there and students from these classes will be borrowing from the material in this location. However, parents are most welcome to bring their children to the main library before or after school to browse and/or borrow extra material.

Librarians

Lower School

  • Librarians: Barbara O'Brien, Helen Hagemann
  • Library Support: Frances Van't Zelfde, Susie Parsons

Upper School

  • Librarian: Marion van Engelen
  • Library Support: Sabine Fiedler

School Leadership


Nicki Crush,
Director

Michael Hitchman,
Upper School Principal

Patricia Angoy,
Lower School Principal

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Contact: Lower School (+352) 26 04 4300  |  Upper School: (+352) 26 04 40  |  F: (+352) 26 04 47 04

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