Welcome to the KAS Library!
Open from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
We exist to serve the students, parents and staff of Kaohsiung American School. In addition to more than 10,000 books available for checkout, we also carry popular magazines and subscribe to a variety of powerful research databases. Our OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) system allows students to search the full collection at school and home to easily find the resources they need for learning. Students can also access our online databases from home through this website, using passwords available from the library staff.
With 12 computers, wireless internet access, 2 printers, and a ceiling-mounted projector, we can support a variety of instructional needs. Students and teachers are able to use the library as an extension of the classroom during the school day.
After school, the work tables, reading areas and computers are available for students and parents until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Important Information about your KAS Library
The library staff will be glad to provide assistance with selection of books for assignments and for leisure reading.
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students may check out up to three books for up to one week. Students in grades 1-5 and parents may check out up to five books for one week. Secondary students may check out up to five books for up to two weeks. Magazines may be checked out overnight. All items may be renewed once if no reserve request has been made. If you lose or damage a book, you must pay for it.
The library is a place for quiet work. We have three simple rules:
1. Use indoor voices
2. Respect people and books
3. Return borrowed items on time
The library has 12 computers available for student use for researching curriculum-related projects. The internet should be used responsibly according to the school's Acceptable Use Policy. Any improper use of any of the library's computers may result in loss of computer privileges.
We welcome your suggestions for books to add to the library collection. Books are ordered throughout the year as needed. The library also coordinates book orders for home through Scholastic Books.
There is a photocopier for students to use for a limited number of copies. Please ask the library staff for assistance.
If you have any questions, or need help, please ask! If there is something that you require that isn't listed here, please speak to us. We'll do our best to serve you.