Academics

Kayser Academic Center

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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)
  • Lamination
  • Individual and Group-study Areas
  • Printers & Photocopiers

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  • Hours of Operation

    Kayser Academic Center hours are 7 a.m.–11 p.m., Monday–Friday, and 9 a.m.–11 p.m. Saturday–Sunday.
  • Overdue Fines

    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.
  • DVDs

    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.
  • Archives

    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. Be sure to say hello to Historian and Faculty Emeritus Mac Fleming, who has been a member of Springs’ faculty since we opened our doors in 1952.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Library Services

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