Located on the Lycée's fourth floor, our library offers over 5,000 books in French and English. Our video collection, available for rent, features more than 400 titles in both languages for children and adults.
All students can enjoy a visit to the “Reading Room,” our fiction area. Pre-elementary classes are brought to the library for story hours and book browsing, and parents may check out books for their children.
Beginning in 1st grade, students may check out books during class visits—weekly with French language teachers and bimonthly with English language teachers. Individual checkout is encouraged in the upper grades.
Beginning in 3rd grade, students also have access to the non-fiction “Documentary Room” for research purposes.
The library organizes several special events: an annual subscription campaign for French books and magazines, our annual Book Fair with a wonderful selection of children books from France, and a used-book sale. Books in English are offered for purchase through Scholastic catalogs provided by the English teachers approximately three times per year.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday—8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Friday—8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Rules for Students
Students are taught to treat the books with care, be quiet and calm, and respect the environment. Games, chatting, and food are not permitted in the library.
Checking Out Books, Magazines, CDs, Videos
Students may check out a maximum of four items at a time for the periods specified below.
- Regular books and magazines: Two weeks (bring them if you need to renew)
- Comic books and CDs: One week (please alternate with other reading materials)
- Documentary books: Two days (preferably over weekends)
- Videos and DVDs: Three days with a rental fee of $1.00
Parents of Elementary School students are encouraged to acquaint themselves with their children's library visit days, to check return dates, and to help with the “management” of library resources.
Returns and Late Fees
Library materials should be returned on time, at the latest by the date stamped on the material.
- Late returns will be subject to a fine of 25 cents per late day (50 cents for videos and DVDs). Late fee notices will be sent out in the cahier de textes or cahier de correspondence.
- Checking-out is permitted only if late items are returned and fees paid. A student having too many consecutive late returns may not be allowed to borrow books for a specified time period.
- One month after the due date, a book is considered lost and the price of the book must be paid to the library.
If a book is damaged but can be repaired, one-third of the book price must be paid to the library. These books will be marked damaged so that future borrowers are not subject to any charges. If a book is damaged beyond repair, the full price of the book must be paid to the library.
Our library welcomes all book donations and uses them in a variety of ways. Some donated books are integrated into the library, while others (usually duplicates and highly specialized titles) are put into English language classrooms for silent reading. Some are incorporated into our annual used-book sale.