UAS features a beautiful Media Center serving Nursery through Grade 12. It is open Monday through Friday from 7.45 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
The Media Center collection consists of more than 19,000 books, 30 magazine titles, videos, CDs, DVDs and cassettes.
The Media Center houses separate collections for Elementary and Secondary students. Each area has a reading area with comfortable beanbags or sofas.
There are eight computers with Internet access available for student use.
The Media Center uses Destiny Follett software, which is the most widely used program in libraries of international schools in South America. The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) allows students and staff to research Media Center materials. The OPAC can be accessed from any computer via the UAS website.
Elementary classes have a fixed schedule for Media Center classes. The students go to the Media Center weekly, once with the American Program (AP) and once either with the Uruguayan Program (UP) or the Spanish as a Second Language Program (SSL).
Students from 6th to 12th grade go to the Media Center regularly in order to engage in research, read, study on their own and check out books. They also visit the facility with their teachers to work on specific projects.
Staff & Parents: The staff uses the Media Center regularly and parents are also invited to read and check out books and magazines.
Media Center Policies
Students may check out different number of books depending on their grade level:
For books that can be purchased locally, the student must replace it. For books that cannot be purchased locally, the student must pay the price of the book plus shipping (10%), for the Media Center to replace it. If the book is out of print, a similar title will be accepted.
The Media Center is a study area and students are expected to conduct themselves accordingly. Misconduct may result in the suspension of Media Center privileges for the student. Furthermore, eating and/or drinking are not permitted and proper care of Media Center materials by all students is expected and appreciated.
Media Center Events
The Media Center staff organizes the following special activities and events during the school year:
Head Librarian: Rocío Ravera – firstname.lastname@example.org