Welcome to the Lyle Rigg Library
The Upper School Library was dedicated to Mr. Lyle Rigg, our longest serving Headmaster at TASIS England, on May 14, 2012.
The Library is open throughout and beyond the school day, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
(click on the image for further information on the Spalding Collection displayed in the Library)
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:
Click on a thumbnail below to view an enlarged section of 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
Fiction room (Library Classroom): 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 links below to access these pages:
In the company of women: inspiration and advice from over 100 makers, artists, and entrepreneurs
A selection of printed American and UK magazines are available to all to read in the Reading Corner: Artnews, the Economist (print and online), Christian Science Monitor (print and online), NewScientist (print and online), Rugby World, Time magazine (print and online) 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 Times (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:
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.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9.05am to 5pm (closed 11.30 - 12.30)
Friday: 8am to 3.30pm (closed 11.35 - 12.15)
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): 7.30pm to 9.30pm
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.
Available now from the Library!
A copy of The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges (41st edition) is now available for browsing in the US Library.
NoodleTools can now be accessed by:
clicking the G Suite NoodleTools button under the Google "waffle" menu, OR
clicking on the above icon and entering your Google email on the login screen.
You will need to create an account the first time you access the resources. All Upper School students and teachers are welcome to access this resource.
Please see the Librarian if you experience any problems.
What do you think of InfoBase?
The trial is open to all US students and teachers from today until 13th April 2018. If you are interested, please see or email the Librarian for a complete list of databases to trial, the access URL and logins. Please email your views, thank you!
Faculty and Staff Bookclub
We are now reading.......
A gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
The next bookclub will take place on Wednesday 13th June 2018.
New members are always welcome.
If you would like to join the Bookclub, know the time and place for the next meeting, or for any other enquires, please email Uta Reinikainen at firstname.lastname@example.org