About St. George’s 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 reading and usage of library materials

Library Account Policy

  • All St. George’s students and staff are entitled to a school library account.
  • 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.
  • Students with overdue materials will be notified each month.
  • Books that are more than 30 days late at the end of the autumn or spring term, and books that are not returned by the library’s summer closing date, will be marked “lost on loan.” Families will receive an invoice, which will help us to replace missing items.

Library Hours

Monday – Friday: 8h15 to 17h

Donations

We gratefully accept donations of recently published children’s books in good condition. Please contact the librarian with any questions.

Color Code

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

  • Green: Picture books (Years 1-2)
  • Yellow: 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: Middle (Years 6+)
  • Green: Senior (Years 10+)