Welcome to the AISL Library!

Welcome to the AISL library media center! Our comfortable, well-appointed center functions variously as a community center, a learning commons, and a vibrant hub for literacy.  The primary and secondary library share the same space, yet each serves a distinct segment of the school, focusing on encouraging reading, teaching information literacy and digital citizenship, and providing access to a rich contemporary collection. Our robust wifi (among the fastest in Zambia) and many plug-in points make for easy internet research, browsing, and charging. We also strive to support faculty, parents, and other members of our wider community. Our collection includes

  • 26,000 print / electronic / audio-visual resources

  • 20 + online subscription sources

  • 15 languages in our Mother Language collection

Our two teacher-librarians collaborate regularly with teachers to build on units of inquiry at the PYP level and units of study on the MYP and DP levels and also offer on-going direct instruction. In addition, the library media center hosts visiting authors annually to enrich our programs.

Click on the icon below to access our on-line catalogue:



Essential Information Literacy Skills at AISL

The AISL Library Media Department follows the 21st Century Literacy Standards as set forth by the American Association of School Libraries. These four standards are below.

We believe that learners use skills, resources, and tools to

  1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge

  2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge

  3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society

  4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth

If you require assistance, the AIS Library Media Center team includes:

Terry Maguire, Secondary Teacher-Librarian

Johanna SchooleyPrimary Teacher-Librarian

Miyanda Majele, Library Assistant 

Sam Chabi, Library Assistant

Library Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 7:10-16:30

Friday: 7:10-14:30

Saturday: 9:00-14:00 

Limited school holiday hours will be posted closer to the start of each holiday.

Note that we are closed every Sunday and for all Zambian holidays.



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