Many thanks for your interest in the International School of Lausanne.

You have the options below to contact or be contacted by the school. Alternatively, you are welcome to call us on +41 21 560 02 02. The best time to call is between 10.00 and 15.00 from Monday to Friday.


Library

The ISL Libraries are open from 08.00 to 17.15 from Monday to Thursday and from 08.00 to 16.30 on Friday.

Keep up to date with news, events and information by visiting our Primary School and Secondary School library websites.

You can access our online library catalogue by clicking on the links below:

Primary School Catalogue Secondary School Catalogue

Library Mission Statement

The mission of the ISL Library is to provide an appreciation of literature and a love of reading and learning. The library aims to provide a learning environment that includes access to current, adequate and appropriate resources and to support students and staff in becoming effective users of these resources.

Every summer we provide our Secondary School students with reading lists.

Primary School and Early Childhood

The Primary School and Early Childhood Library is available as a resource for students, staff and parents. It is located on the ground floor of the North Campus in the same area as the Secondary School Library.

There are over 14,000 items in the collection which support the curriculum and promote reading and literacy at all grade levels from Reception 3 through to Year 6. Professional library staff are available to help students with everything from finding the right book to choosing the best websites for their research. We have a large collection of both fiction and non-fiction media including books, magazines and books with CD’s and there are a number of databases available online for students to browse. Weekly visits to the library are provided to all students in Primary School and Early Childhood with Years 1 to 6 also having weekly Library Information, Technology and Research classes. Parents are encouraged to drop by, browse the collection and read with their children and are also welcome to set up a borrower’s account for themselves. To set up an account just ask one of the librarians.

Secondary School Library

Located on the main floor of the North Campus, the Secondary School Library offers students and faculty a variety of spaces and tools for many different kinds of research and learning activities.

Professional library staff provide help and guidance to student and staff in all aspects of the library and its services whether it is finding additional sources to support research or choosing a book for leisurely reading. Currently the collection in secondary contains over 22,000 volumes with more than 40 print journal subscriptions and numerous databases for extended research and reading.

There are two small study rooms along with a larger space for bigger groups to gather and work. Scanning, printing and photocopying are available, along with WIFI connectivity. iPads, Kindle’s and cameras are available for circulation to support student and faculty with special projects. Parents are also welcome to borrow. To set up your parent account please see one of the librarians.

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