The ISD Library is a hub of activity and learning for ISD students, faculty, staff and parents. The library contains approximately 20,000 volumes and e-readers, as well as subscriptions to numerous magazines, periodicals and online databases. The collection includes books in English, French, and Spanish. Magazines are in English and French.
Students and parents may check out books, magazines, audio books, ebooks, and DVDs. Laptop computers and desktop computers are available for individual and class use. Library computers are available for accessing the online library catalog, databases, email, and for Internet research.
Books and magazines may be borrowed for a period of two weeks and renewed if desired. A flat fee replacement charge will be made for lost or damaged books. Students with lost or overdue materials will receive their report cards when all materials are returned or replacement charges are paid. Overdue notices are sent on a regular basis as a courtesy reminder.
Our goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment that encourages reading, learning, and thinking. Students are asked to act responsibly in the library and to use library materials respectfully.
Parents are warmly welcomed to the ISD Library! We are pleased to provide seating near the library entrance. We own a growing collection of books on parenting topics, and magazines of interest to parents. We have a collection of board books for those families with toddlers. The library collection includes adult-level fiction and non-fiction. Parents are invited to the library for reading, browsing, and borrowing. If parents need space for meetings or other work, please inquire at the circulation desk.
Elementary Library Classes
All Pre-K to Grade 5 students are scheduled for library visits once in a six-day rotation. The purpose of a school library is to provide a wide range of books and multimedia resources to support teaching and learning throughout the key stages, and foster a reading and information culture that promotes independent motivated readers and learners for life
Secondary Library Access
Middle and High School students visit the library on an as-needed basis, individually and with their classes. All middle and high school students are encouraged to visit the library during their free time.
The secondary library collection includes young adult fiction, adult fiction and classics, informational books for young adults and adults, a reference section, a parenting books section, graphic novels, Kindles, and college materials. In addition to English, there are fiction and non-fiction books in French and Spanish.
Books, magazines, DVDs, and Kindles may be checked out for a period of two weeks and renewed as needed