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Information about library timing and policy and procedures

Philosophy Statement

The American Embassy School Libraries foster life-long learners, the love of reading and the development of information literacy skills through their programming, resources and inviting community spaces.  Development in these areas involves the collaborative efforts of librarians teachers, students and parents as active partners in the educational process to ensure effective, self-reliant and critical users of ideas and information through the use of multiple resources.

Library Hours

Library Hours

8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday)

9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Saturday)

Library Policy

Circulation

Students grade 6-12 may check out up to 10 items for a period of 3 weeks.  Parents may borrow 5 items for a period of 3 weeks.  We appreciate early returns.

Overdue Books

Students and parents will be reminded of their overdue books once a month.  If this is a constant problem, they will not be allowed to check out books until all overdue books are returned.  Books can be renewed to avoid an overdue problem.

Lost Books

The library should be notified immediately if a book is lost.  A charge for the replacement cost of the book will be assessed.  If the book is found the money will be refunded.  

Description

The American Embassy School Library is a well-equipped, world-class library.  The available resources offer an amazing variety of learning experiences for all ages.

The MS/HS Library supports the American Embassy School's mission statement.  It enables and inspires it students to be passionate learners, responsible citizens, and fulfilled individuals, who make well-informed choices in a diverse and dynamic world.  Our role is to provide the human and materials resources that will enable students and others in the AES community to develop these skills.

Our library curriculum incorporates the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st Century Learner.  These have been modified to meet out specific goals.

It is our goal to help all students, staff, and parents use all resources and services found in the library to its maximum potential.  The vast collection of books (over 33,000 fiction, non-fiction, and reference) magazines (140) and DVD's (over 2000).  In addition to our print collection, we have a subscription to OverDrive ebooks (over 1200) and RBdigital e-magazines (over 30) which seek to support the instructional and recreational reading and research needs of the school community.

Library Staff

Melinda Kehe, MLIS
MS/HS Librarian

Anita Saigal
Technical Process Librarian

Gaurav Bisht
IT Specialist & Follett Destiny Manager

Ravi Choudhary
Library Assistant

Murari Sharma
Library Administration Assistant

Ashok Kumar
Assistant

Contact Us

Phone: 91-11-2688-8854 Extension: 3320

Email: aesmshslibrary@aes.ac.in