About St. George’s International School Library

Library mission

The mission of the St. George’s International School library is to inspire students to inquire, discover, grow, create, and achieve their personal and academic potential. We provide access to diverse and interesting materials in a variety of formats, incorporate modern technologies, promote critical thinking and the ethical use of information sources, and nurture lifelong learners. Our library program equips students with essential skills to participate actively, responsibly, and productively in a global community of mutual respect and understanding.

Library vision

The vision of St. George’s International School Library is for the library to become a central focus of the school community. Through the incorporation of traditional and digital resources, information literacy instruction, and new and emerging communication and information technologies, the library will function as an information-technology-learning hub that supports the school’s educational philosophy and prepares students to study and work effectively in the 21st century.

Library website goals

The St. George’s International School library website aims to:

  • Provide access to library resources and internet information sources that support library goals
  • Encourage and promote usage of library materials

Library website development policy

Criteria for selection of resources:

  • Educational significance
  • Contribution to the interests and well-being of the students
  • Favorable reviews found in standard selection sources
  • Favorable recommendations based on examination by professional personnel
  • Validity, currency, integrity, and appropriateness of material
  • Fair, unbiased presentation of information
  • High degree of potential user appeal
  • Positive user experience (few ads, intuitive functionality, modern design)
  • High artistic quality and/or literary style
  • Emphasis placed on quality rather than quantity of information

Library account policy

  • All St. George’s students and staff are entitled to an account with the school library.
  • Students may borrow up to three books at a time. Books must be returned or renewed within two weeks.
  • Staff may borrow up to 25 books at a time. Books must be returned or renewed within four weeks.
  • Library materials must not be damaged beyond normal wear and tear.
  • Every month, the librarian will provide teachers and tutors with a list of overdue books. Teachers and tutors will remind students to return their overdue library books. Junior School students will receive a paper letter to take home.
  • Books that are more than 30 days late at the end of term will be marked “lost on loan.” Families will receive an invoice for 10 chf, which will help us to replace missing items.

Intellectual freedom

Our school respects the intellectual freedom of its students. Students will be guided to age-appropriate materials, but have access to all library books. Concerned parents are asked to monitor the materials their child chooses to read.

St. George’s International School library books are categorized with color-coded stickers to indicate reading and/or maturity level.

Chalet library

  • Blue: Pre-readers (Years 1-2)
  • White: Early readers (Years 1-2)
  • Red: Independent readers (Years 1-2)
  • (Non-fiction books are not color-coded)

Main library

  • Red: Junior (Years 3+)
  • Yellow: Senior (Years 7+)
  • Green: Young Adult (Mature readers)

Library hours

Monday – Friday: 8h15 to 16h15

girl with books

Where we are

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