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Visconti di Modrone Library

The library at AIS is a vibrant and inclusive hub offering multiple resources, programs and activities that support and enrich the IB curriculum. By developing the love of reading, lifelong learning and research skills, the library prepares our students to become efficient and ethical users of information and to face the challenges of a global, and sometimes overwhelming, information environment.

Our multilingual international library staff is keen to develop equitable access to resources that meet the needs of our diverse community. As integral members of the faculty, our librarians have an instructional role, providing curriculum-based information and media literacy skills instruction.

The library contains print and online resources in the curricular languages, as well as resources to support the heritage language programs and other student languages.

Student Learning

Library faculty work with the students, in the library and the classroom, to develop information and literacy skills with the approaches to learning needed to use resources in print and digital formats.

Primary School (3K - Grade 5)
Students visit the library regularly and are encouraged to select resources in both languages of study (and in heritage or other languages, if desired) for independent reading or research or for school projects.

Secondary School (Grades 6 - 12)
Students can visit the library independently to read, study, research support and check out books. They also come with teachers for collaborative or research projects.

Parent Partnership

Parents are invited to become library patrons and use our lending services.  Those who would like to do so can stop by the Circulation Desk to establish a patron account.
We are always delighted to have parents join our group of volunteers. Interested parents can stop by the Circulation Desk to select a time from our volunteer schedule.  Volunteers assist in the library with displays, book talks and special events such as author visits and book fairs. No previous library experience is necessary.