The American School of Dubai Libraries are centers of research, innovation and learning. They serve to ensure students and staff are effective users of ideas and information and have access to a wide range of information and materials. ASD’s two libraries, one with a focus on elementary students, the other serving middle and high school students, function as information hubs where students, teachers, parents and staff are invited to use a variety of materials, from books to digital resources, eBooks, magazines, databases and more. ASD embraces a model of teaching and learning which integrates information and technology literacy. The work of the Libraries is aligned with the technology vision of ASD to embrace the power of technology to re-imagine the learning environment, personalize learning pathways, and cultivate collaboration, communication and innovation within and beyond the walls of ASD.
The Elementary Library is a learning hub that serves to inspire and guide students on their personal learning pathways. Our mission is to foster a love of reading and support the development of skills needed to access and evaluate information for academic and personal needs. The Elementary Library offers a wide variety of resources for research and recreational reading for students, parents and staff. The collection includes over 25,000+ books, 8,000 ebooks, over a dozen electronic databases for students, 18 monthly student magazines and a class set of MacBook Airs and iPads. Elementary students visit the library on a regular schedule. Parents are encouraged to visit the library with their children frequently.
Natasha Pollock, Elementary Librarian
Mary Kelly Bello, Elementary Librarian
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Elementary Library Blog
Books are Just the Beginning, Natasha Pollock
Treat the library with respect.
Browse with a shelf marker.
Use indoor voices and walking feet.
Leave food, drinks and bags outside.
Cell phones are on silent and take calls outside.
Students in Grade K1-2 must be supervised by an adult.
The Middle and High School Library media center offers a variety of resources for research and recreational reading. The Library seeks to encourage students to become life-long learners by promoting a love of reading and by teaching the skills necessary to effectively access and evaluate resources in order to meet academic and personal needs.
The Library has a 22,000+ volume collection of books to include fiction and nonfiction, reference resources and a variety of magazines and newspapers. Serving as a media center, the library also has available resources in non-print media including DVDs and audio and eBooks. The facility is a spacious, two-level, bright and an inviting space in the center of campus architecturally designed to meet a variety of learning needs. Students have access to group study rooms as well as spaces for collaboration and reflective reading.
Jennifer Baltes, High School Librarian
Jason Roach, Middle School Librarian
7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Treat the library and all materials with respect.
Cell phones are on silent and calls are taken outside.
Leave food, drinks and large bags and purses outside the library.
Water bottles are only in sealable containers.
Outdoor behaviors remain outdoors.
Gaming or streaming video is permitted only during non-instructional times, with conditions.