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The Kayser Academic Center unites the school’s Academic and College Advising Offices, Technology Center, Library, Research Services, and Archives at the heart of the campus. It maintains a collection of nearly 14,000 books, magazines, newspapers, and DVDs, with thousands of additional publications available electronically. Students and faculty can search the library's collection from anywhere via our online catalog.
Renovated in 2014 thanks to a generous gift from the Kayser family in memory of Leo Kayser Jr., former Board member, alumnus parent and grandparent, the Center offers quiet spots to read, study, research, and write. The Slaughter Reading Room and Engel Terrace provide additional spaces for students to work together on small group projects.
Services & Resources
Reference and Research Assistance
Course-specific and Assignment-specific Library Instruction
Peer-to-peer Tutoring and Writing Support through the Student-led Writing Center (run by our student Commissioners of Education)
Audiovisual Equipment (Digital Voice Recorders, Headphones, Chromebooks, and CD Players)
The library charges overdue fines of 5 cents per item per day. Items can be renewed indefinitely unless other students or faculty request them. If an item is lost, the cost of replacing the item will be billed to the borrower on record.
The Indian Springs DVD collection is held in the AV Room (to the right as you enter the front of the Kayser Academic Center). DVD cases shelved by title are located in the rear stacks (behind the Fiction classification) for your perusal. Three rules govern DVD lending:
Up to five DVDs may be checked out at a time.
DVDs may be kept for up to seven days each.
The library must receive the consent of a parent or guardian for anyone under 17 wishing to check out movies rated R.
The school archives, located to your left as you enter the front of the Kayser Academic Center, holds items of historical interest to Indian Springs School. The archives includes past yearbooks, photos dating back to the school’s founding in 1952, rare books, and other memorabilia.
Links to our databases, along with usernames and passwords, are available on the Student Resources Board behind the IndianSprings.org login. You can access the Alabama Virtual Library Databases without a password within the State of Alabama. Please see Mrs. Van Horn in the library if you need assistance.
The library's new titles are announced via the library Tumblr blog. New additions to the collection are temporarily shelved in the “New Books” alcove of the Slaughter Reading Room. New magazines are housed on the shelves flanking the fireplace in the back of the Reading Room. Remember, if there's a book you want that we don't have, just ask! We can get it.
To check out a book, you must come to the Kayser Academic Center. Currently, there is one self-service checkout workstation for your convenience, with checkout instructions displayed next to it on the circulation desk. Of course, Mrs. Van Horn is always glad to help you. Just ask!
The online catalog contains detailed information about all of the library's holdings (books, DVDs, etc.) and links directly to the library's database subscriptions as well as online versions of books, magazines, journals, and newspapers.