Welcome to the Lyle Rigg Library
The Upper School Library was dedicated to Mr Lyle Rigg, our longest serving Headmaster at TASIS England, on 14th May 2012.
The Library is open throughout and beyond the school day, from 8am to 9.30pm.
Welcome to the TASIS England Upper School Library. We will be supporting you in your studies throughout your time at TASIS and aim to help you become effective users of information.
The US Library has a collection of over 13,000 books for academic and recreational reading, as well as a range of US and UK magazines and newspapers. Most resources may be borrowed or are accessible online both at school and from home (you will need a username/password when connecting to the databases outside school).
We also provide you with all the resources you need for your homework (including access to computers, a color printer and scanner, as well as pens, paper, etc).
Come and see me if you need help. Ms. Ladjevardi
Finding your way in the Library:
Main room: reference collection, class texbooks, magazines and newspapers, graphic novel collection (circulating), Faculty bookclub books (circulating), TASIS year books, and the G.K. Chesterton collection
Extension: non-fiction collection, Lakeside classics collection, past magazine copies
Library classroom (back room): fiction collection, professional library (cabinets 1 through 3), past Extended Essays, for International Baccalaureate (cabinet 2), SAT (cabinet 4) & AP textbooks (cabinet 5)
(click on the image for further information on the Spalding Collection displayed in the Library)
Click on the links below to access these pages:
A selection of printed American and UK magazines are available to all to read in the Reading Corner: Aperture, Artnews, the Atlantic, the Christian Science Monitor Weekly (online as well), the Economist (online as well), NewScientist (online as well), Rugby World, Time magazine, Newsweek (online only),and Wired.
Click on a magazine cover to discover this week's issue. Please contact the US Librarian for log-in details.
Daily copies of the Daily Telegraph (UK) and the International New York Times (US) are on display in the Reading Corner for everyone's reading enjoyment. A wider selection of UK and US newspapers, daily and weekly, is available in PAX faculty room for staff/ teachers.
For up-to-date current news, click on the links below:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9.05am to 5pm (closed between 11.30 and 12.30)
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: upon request, speak to Boarding team on duty (ONLY with adult supervision at all times)
Study Hall (Sunday to Thursday, for Boarders only): 7.30 to 9.30pm
Required Summer Reading List
All Upper School students are required to fulfil a summer reading requirement prior to the commencement of the academic year. These texts will be addressed in class, and students are assessed on them in the opening weeks of the school year. The texts provide a focus at the beginning of the year and address many of the themes that will become central to their respective courses. The books are readily available at most major bookstores, online and can be borrowed from the US Library. Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions regarding the summer reading.
To access the complete summer reading list, click HERE.
To access the summer reading guiding questions, click HERE.
Hard copies of both documents are also available from the US Library.
2017 Children's Book Awards
Click here for a complete list of winners
Faculty and Staff Bookclub
We are now reading.......
- The sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, and
- The Mandibles: a family by Lionel Shriver
The next bookclub will take place on 5th May 2017. Please email Kat Higgins for time and location.
New members are always welcome. If you would like to join the Bookclub, please email Kat Higgins at email@example.com
NewsMap: Provides daily news in color blocks to define the subject, shade of color to indicate how fresh news is, and size of the block to indicate how important the news is.
Pastpages: the news homepage archive: Provides the front pages of a large growing number of national and international newspapers.
Newseum: Provides the front pages of over 80 newspapers from around the world.
Alltop: Updates hourly with new information.
NewsNow: More of a British approach to information.