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Elementary School Library

The elementary library encourages children to be enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, and skilful researchers. Library staff promote lifelong literacy and a love of reading by offering a variety of informative and pleasure reading materials at various levels in print and digital formats. We also organize book fairs, author visits, field trips, and participate in events and competitions with the Emirates Festival of Literature.

Elementary students visit the library weekly. In Early Childhood (PreK, KG1, KG2) students can check out one book at a time, and in grades 1-5, children can check out two books. Students can also borrow an Arabic book in addition to their allotment. The elementary librarian teaches lessons in which many skills are combined: reading genres, research strategies, digital citizenship, and library information skills which are interwoven with the PYP Unit of Inquiry.

The elementary library is open daily from 7:15 am until 4:00 pm (except on Tuesdays, when we close at 2.00).  Parents and families are invited to visit the library during school hours. All UAS parents have a library account and may check out up to five books at a time. Elementary students can visit the library with their parents after school (3:10-4:00).

Middle & High School Library

The Mission of Universal American School MS/HS Library
The Mission of the Universal American School MS/HS Library is to meet the educational needs of the middle and high school communities and promote recreational reading. In addition, the MS/HS Library employs a wide range of academic resources and instructional methods to foster critical thinking, mindfulness, and the use of ideas and information which support discovery and understanding of our world.

The MS/HS Library maintains and provides physical access to a wide range of materials in various formats to:

  • Enrich the collection through continual collaboration with faculty.
  • Employ technologies that support the UAS community.
  • Teach research skills and information literacy, including UAS subscription databases.