The Santiago College Library is a learning resources center, where students can find the necessary information media and human support for inquiry and the development of investigation and critical thinking skills.
Our goal is to provide our students with the necessary abilities to find, interpret, organize and share information in today’s society in a responsible and significant way, as well as to encourage a joy for reading as an endless source for personal and cultural inspiration throughout life.
Our Library has a collection of approximately 30,000 books, half of which are in English, in printed as well as in digital formats. We have an audiovisual collection, subscriptions to several specialty magazines and to the two main newspapers in the country, and to several digital academic databases. For inquiries about our collection we have an on-line catalogue available here.
In the Library we generate activities for the school community such as the Book Week, talks; Book Clubs; Information Literacy Workshops; reading promotion programs and integral support in academic honesty and information literacy for the Exhibition projects of the Primary Years Program (PYP), the Personal Project of the Middle Years Program (MYP), and the Extended Essay of the Diploma Program (DP), among other activities.
In order to efficiently support the educational needs of our school, the Library has three defined sections: the Infant-Lower Library, the Middle School Library and the High School Library. Each section has specialists willing to provide the best support for the whole community.
The Lower School Library in the PYP
Each class between Pre-Kinder to 4th grade has 1 hour of Library, where they are assigned research and reading promotion activities associated to the Inquiry Units developed in class. From 1st grade onward the students have the opportunity to choose library books to take home.
The Middle and High School Library Roles
From 5th grade onward, students have access to the Middle School Library. 5th to 8th grade students can visit the library to research for their investigation projects, learn information literacy skills, and as a cultural or reading encouragement opportunity, among other PSP and MYP related activities.
The High-School Library also specializes in high-level printed and digital resources adapted to the needs of our High School students, according to the Diploma and MYP’s IB programs, and focused on the development of inquiry and critical thinking skills through investigation, information literacy, academic honesty, and reading promotion.
- Julián Figueroa – Library Manager
- Paula Jorquera - Librarian
- Fernanda Torres - Lower Library
- Christine Stott - Middle Library
- Alicia Zapata - High School Library
For further information please contact the Library: firstname.lastname@example.org.
With this tool you will have access to the complete Library collection from anywhere and at any time. It will allow you to access the databases and the audiovisual collection, and will allow you to search in different categories such as title, author, subject and many other options.
The Santiago College Library is open to the entire school community: students, teachers, administration staff, alumni and parents.
1. Opening Hours
Infant & Lower School Library
Between 8:00 and 16:30
Middle School Library
Between 8:00 and 17:00
Upper & High School Library
Between 8:00 and 17:20
2. Book Lending Service
- Books and magazines can be borrowed for 2 weeks, with the possibility of an extension of 2 more weeks as long as the material is not previously reserved.
- Audiovisual material can be borrowed for 1 week as long as it has not been reserved.
- Reference collection material can only be borrowed for the day and it must only be used in the library.
- Chromebooks and iPads for personal use can only be borrowed for two periods and must be returned before library closing hours.
- The Chromebook cart can only be used by classes within the library area and must be previously booked.
- Teachers and alumni who wish to use the library services must register with their personal information or in the library offices located to the side of the Library’s main entrance , or via e-mail at email@example.com
3. Delays and Lost Books
- Students with late books or other resources cannot borrow library material until they have returned the outstanding material.
- If a user has not timely returned any material, he/she cannot take any material home until rectifying his/her situation.
- In case of lost or damaged material, they must be replaced with the same title or one of an equivalent price, or the equivalent cost of the book is paid. Please ask the library for more details.
- The students’ debt slips will be delivered to each level’s tutors every two weeks, who will in turn deliver them to the students.
4. Library Behavior
It is important to mention that the Santiago College Library is a space for the whole community. Therefore, it is important to remind you that when using the Library you must respect the area, the resources, as well as the individuals during your visit.
- Food and beverages must be ingested before entering the library.
- Playing, running or jumping are not allowed inside the library.
- Please keep proper silence. If a visitor needs to use his mobile phone, they are to do so outside the Library.
- Just like the rest of the school, students up to 8th grade are reminded that they cannot use their mobile phones during school hours.
- Computers are available only for academic information research.
- Students’ bad behavior or failure to comply with these rules shall be penalized according to the Community Handbook and School Regulations.
We hope to see you soon!
Please visit our resources’ web site: Santiago College Library where you will be able to find library events news, books reviews, research physical and digital resources and other material available for you.
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