The British Section libraries
CDI, Lycée International
The English Language Library forms part of the CDI (Centre de Documentation et d’Information) situated in the Agora Building on the Lycée site. This collection is run jointly with the American Section and is one of 13 foreign language collections in the CDI. While intended primarily as a library resource for British and American Section pupils, the collection is also regularly used by pupils from other national sections.
With over 10,000 books, the collection caters to the recreational, as well as the academic, needs of collège and lycée students giving them access to a wide range of contemporary and classic fiction, non-fiction, and university and careers information, to support their course work, reading for pleasure and university applications.In addition to the book stock we subscribe to a variety of weekly and monthly magazines and newspapers. Controlled internet access is offered to all pupils in the Espace Informatique.
Librarian: Sue Rees
The CDI situated in the heart of the Collège des Hauts Grillets houses the British Section stock of over 3,000 books. The library covers two floors and pupils can use it during morning break time and at lunch time, either to work, browse or read. They can also come during an hour of ‘permanance’. The pupils also have access to French and German books and can use the computers and internet. As in the other libraries, weekly and monthly magazines are available which pupils may borrow along with the books.
The CDI is open from 08h15-16h00 on Mondays, Tuesdays Thursdays and Friday and from 08h15-13h00 on Wednesdays.
Pierre et Marie Curie
Librarian: Fiona Carey
The bright and welcoming CDI at the Collège Pierre et Marie Curie has the huge advantage of being located opposite the British Section classrooms. There are over 4,000 books and 500 DVDs on the British Section shelves including a section devoted to a reading scheme for Fast Track 6èmes and a good selection of weekly and monthly magazines and newspapers.
The library is open throughout the day and pupils are encouraged to go in at break and lunch times to browse through the periodicals, borrow a book, video or DVD and research topics via the internet on the Section computer.
The CDI is open from 08h40-16h55 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 08h40-13h15 on Fridays. It is closed for lunch from 11h30-12h00.