- Who can use the library?
- What can I do in the Library?
- Can I get online or print in the library?
- How can I check out a book?
- What level and language are the books in the library?
- How and when do I return a book?
- Can parents check out books for their children?
- How many books may I check out?
- Can you help me find a book?
- Can the library help with my research project?
Simply pick out the book you want and bring it to the librarian at the desk. Students in grades K-5 are given a chance to check out books during their weekly library class. Older students are welcome any time during library hours; no need for a library card or number as all students are programmed into our electronic library system. Of course, all book checkouts are completely free.
The SCS library staff is always happy to help you find the right book. If you're at home, wanting to know if a particular book is available, or just browsing for a topic, try starting with the SCS Online Library Catalog.
Follow the link and click on 'Santiago Christian School'. Type your search into the 'Find' box at the top, center of the page. Then click the button that corresponds with your preferred search method: keyword, title, author, subject, or series.
Search results will appear in list form with book title, author, and call number on the left hand side. Call numbers (written as 'call #') tell where to find the book in the library. The library staff would be glad to show how to locate a particular call number, if you are uncertain how to do so.
The right hand side of the list shows book availability, written in the form 'A of B available'. A represents how many copies of that book are currently checked into the library. B shows how many total copies the library owns. For example, '1 of 2 available' means that the library owns a total of two copies of that book, one of which is currently checked out. The other, then, is available for you to checkout!
Besides our physical collection of non-fiction texts, SCS offers students use of EBSCO Databases. This is an online collection of scholarly articles which can be searched to find dozens of results on nearly any topic. The EBSCO Databases are available to all SCS students free of charge. Students may login using the user ID and password given by their English teacher.