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.
The Libraries at the American School of Dubai are centers of research, innovation, and learning. They serve to ensure students and staff are effective users of information and have access to a wide range of materials.
ASD embraces a model of teaching and learning which integrates information and technology literacy. ASD’s two libraries—one with a focus on elementary students and 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 (in English, Arabic, French, and Spanish) to digital resources, eBooks, magazines, databases, and more.
The work of the Libraries is aligned with the technology vision of ASD to embrace the power of technology to reimagine the learning environment, personalized learning pathways, and cultivate collaboration, communication, and innovation.