Library News and Book Borrowing Procedures

Library News and Book Borrowing Procedures


Dear AISV Families,

My name is Eglė Kazlauskienė and it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the AISV Library and the 2020-2021 school year! This year a former AISV student Arina Tembo will be serving as Library Assistant and helping will all your requests and needs.

Our library has changed its location in the AISV during the summer 2020 and now it is located in the previous student lounge. The new library offers students a growing collection of print materials representing many genres, topics and languages. Numerous online resources such as Press Reader, and JStor are also available. Login info is available through the AISV How To section of the Weekly Agenda.

However, as the library is a communal place, it will not open right away as we cannot mix cohorts. Books and materials will be provided to the classroom or homeroom teachers and students can bring their books home. Please know that we are dedicated to student learning and this is the process we will use to checkout books safely. We are taking great care to ensure the safety of all members of the AISV community while continuing to help all learners achieve their personal potential.


  • To borrow books, use the online catalog Follett Destiny and send your book request by email to This new procedure will last until we can mix cohorts.

  • Due to the unique challenges this year students can borrow a maximum of TWO items at a time, unless their teacher needs them to take out extra books for a specific assignment.

  • Borrowing time for Lower School Students is ONE WEEK for any item. Middle and High School Students can borrow for TWO WEEKS if it is necessary for their assignments.

  • If a student hasn’t finished reading a book by the due date, he or she needs to re-check the book before taking it home again. Moreover, parents are welcome to send a notification by email requesting to re-check their children's books.

  • Books should be returned to the classroom/homeroom teacher and they will be returned to the Library after special sanitizing treatment.


  1. Use AISV Library Catalog Follett Destiny

  2. Find the book you are looking for using Basic Search. A Basic search lets you use simple search terms or phrases to find materials and set limiters to narrow your search results. To conduct a Basic search:

  3. Go to Catalog > Library Search > Basic.

  4. Enter a search term in the Find field.

  5. Select one of the following search buttons.

Keyword: Searches all title, author, subject, series, and note tags (fields of information) in the district’s title records.

Title: Searches for the term anywhere in a title.

Author: Searches for authors and illustrators.

Subject: Searches for titles about a particular subject, topic, person, or place.

Series: Searches for titles in a particular series of books.

  1. Viewing Search Results.
    Search results show a list of materials in the AISV library that match the search term.

7. Copy the book Title, Author and book cover picture from search results, send it to and we will send a book to the classroom/homeroom teacher and you will be able to pick this book by the end of the school day.

We are eager to begin our new adventures in AISV Library, and we are looking forward to working with you and your children. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Eglė Kazlauskienė - AISV Librarian/EE Coordinator