Mission & Policy

Information Commons Mission: ASB Information Commons’ mission is to empower all users towards creativity and intellectual achievements by ethically leveraging information and technology. We inspire our users to create and communicate through local & global collaboration while striving towards cultural proficiency.

Patrons : All members of the ASB community are considered patrons. The ASB community is defined as all students, parents, and staff that are enrolled or work at ASB. Guests may use library material within the library premises. Volunteers are welcome at the ASB Library. Parents and students interested in volunteering should contact the Learning Commons Help Desk

Hours: The iCommons is open Monday-Friday from 7:40 am to 4:30 pm. It is also open on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm (except during vacations and extended weekends).

Services and Facilities

a.Technology: All Secondary students have these applications available. Wireless internet access is available throughout the Learning Commons. The Destiny catalog and the various online databases that the school subscribes to are all available through the school website. Web browsers on these computers have multi-language support for the benefit of our international student community. Printers, a scanner, a photocopier, and projection facility for digital presentations are available in the ASB Information Commons.

b. Space usage: Within the Information Commons, there are quiet, comfortable spaces provided for reading and studying. All mobile phones should be set to the vibrate mode when entering the iCommons. All patrons are reminded that the ASB iCommons is used for independent or group study, research, creating digital and non-digital products, flex classes and a meeting space. The iCommons personnel may approach patrons to request quiet and orderly conduct to preserve an optimum use of the space. Snacks and drinks are permitted with care.

c. Events : The iCommons host author visits offer workshops and classes for parents, teachers, and students. Dates for these events are posted on the school website and the school calendar.

Collection & Resources: ASB iCommons houses a collection of over 20,000 books in print, over 100,000 ebooks and audiobooks. The iCommons also subscribes to various periodicals, journals, magazines, and a substantial number of electronic databases. Access to all materials is available through the iCommons Website.

Online Databases: The iCommons subscribes to many online research and educational databases which are accessible to the community via the iCommons Website.

Circulation Services: A staff member is available at the help desk, during all hours of operation to offer directions pertaining to the location of resources, assist patrons in learning the strategies for effective information acquisition and provide circulation services.

Loan period: All materials are available for a standard checkout period of two weeks.

Return: A dropbox is available at all checkout stations.

Overdue: As a reminder, overdue notices are emailed to the patron. The Learning Commons does not charge overdue fines.However if an item is reported missing or is returned seriously damaged, the borrower is responsible for replacing the resource.

Requests: Patrons may request books to be reserved. Patrons may send in their book requests for purchasing contacting the iCommons Help Desk.