The Frederick Harris Libraries

Technology, Media and Library Information for Parents!


Click here for
The Online Library Catalog for ES, MS, HS and ELC books and other materials 
Please feel free to use any of our libraries!  Reserve a book in the HS library (either through the catalog
or by emailing us, and we will send the book home with your child.

NEW!  Photos from the 2014 Sakura Medal Book Bowl held at St. Mary's International School

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Sakura Medal 2014

The Winning Titles

Japanese High School Winner     English High School Winner

http://book.akahoshitakuya.com/b/406217376X
Every Day by David Levithan


















New!  The Sakura Medal Student Winners...
for the Reading Competition, the Art Competition and the Trailer Contest.


Parents: Access ebooks in all three school libraries!  You will need a library catalog login (contact Ruth Bender in the HS Library), the Follett ebook reader (see the links below), and the Follett Shelf code for each of our libraries.


Follett eBooks

To read our Follett ebooks on your laptop:
Go to the Follett Shelf , click your name and set your preferences on your Follett Shelf to Follett Enlight (Cloud). If you are on your laptop, just read the book online. If you are using an Android,  iPad or iPhone, download the app.

If you download the app, don't forget the Follett Shelf code for the library you want (ES, MS or HS).


Web Based eBooks  (can be read online)

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Over 5,000 ebooks available online.  
All ES students  have a username and password. 
Anywhere and anytime.


Parents are welcome to request their own personal login.  Contact Mrs. Fields to request one free of charge.


New resource for the ES

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading
in a format they'll love.

Contact the ES library for login information.


Parents can access our databases!  You will need an MOL login. Just click here to search magazines in EBSCoHost, Newspapers from around the world in NewsBank, videos and articles on current issues in Opposing Viewpoints and encyclopedia articles from Britannica. And much much more!

For help on all and any of these things, visit any of our libraries. You can also contact Head Librarian Linda Hayakawa at lhayakawa@asij.ac.jp



From Your HS Library/Tech Team
  • Digital Public Library of America - a NEW database! Digital Public Library of AmericaThe Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used, through its three main elements:1. A portal that delivers students, teachers, scholars, and the public to incredible resources, wherever they may be. Far more than a search engine, the portal provides ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2014, 10:39 PM by Linda Hayakawa
  • Research, Research, Research! There is so much going on! The 9th Grade I-Search project is in full swing. The students are asked to begin with "a passion to know something." They choose a topic of great personal interest. They write down what they know about their topic and then begin to explore. The librarians' part in this is to introduce the students to the library catalog and all the neat things it can do for them, show them how to generate keywords and search strings, how to navigate databases, how to authenticate their resources to make sure the information they are getting is reliable, and how to "Google" more effectively. They craft their paper under the guidance of their English teachers. Unlike ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2014, 6:16 PM by Linda Hayakawa
  • Great new aid for research at ASIJ We have subscribed to a wonderful platform and content management system for aiding student research. It is called LibGuides and it allows the ASIJ library media specialists to curate information targeted for specific units of study. Teachers can also add information to the guides. So far, we have used our new LibGuides for three classes: AP Environmental Science, Modern World History and Psychology.Please take a look at our new guides at  http://asij.libguides.com/index.php.
    Posted Feb 16, 2014, 6:29 AM by Linda Hayakawa
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If you would like to reserve one of these books just contact us at hslibrary@asij.ac.jp or call ext 299.


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