Library

About the GJS  Library

As a hub of knowledge, the Library/Resource Centre is developed to support the programmes of inquiry and resource-based learning in the school. The ever-growing collection (currently numbering just over 33,000 catalogued items) is carefully cross-referenced to facilitate the inquiry process and to foster personal reading for pleasure. While classes are scheduled for specific skills lessons, which take place in the library, students are also encouraged to use the library independently for research and leisure reading. The Library is also  Wi-Fi equipped with 18 public access terminals and six iPads for study purposes and for the Destiny/Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) which allows students access to all library resources.

We encourage parents to visit the Library/Resource Centre and use the facilities, whether it is merely to find a quiet place to read a book, magazine or newspaper or to borrow resources to support their children learning at home.

Address
Emerald Boulevard Bintaro Jaya Sektor IX, Tangerang 15224, Banten, Indonesia
Telp : (62 21) 745 7562
Fax : (62 21) 745 7561

Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday:  07:15 - 16:00
Friday: 07:15 - 15:30

Collection
With more than 33,000 print resources, we also provide you with access to a broad collection of online databases and other electronic resources. Please click our library’s online catalogue to access the print resources.

Below is a list of our online resources.
Pebblego - database for Kindergarten - Year 3 students
BrainPop - database for Kindergarten - Year 12 students
Questia - database for Year 10-12 students
Webpath Express - a search tool for Kindergarten - Year 12 students

Circulation Policy
Library borrowing to develop students’ sense of responsibility, they are expected to take good care of borrowed items and to return them at the appointed time. All items must be checked out on the Destiny automated circulation system.

Borrowing
Every student is allowed to borrow a maximum of two books for a two week loan period. Students are encouraged to borrow a variety of resources, appropriate to their age level.

Returns
Students must return all books within two weeks from the date the book was checked out. Kindergarten - Year 2 students will return their books each week at their allotted library time. For Year 3 - Year 12 students, they can also return their books independently. This may be done before school, after school, or during school hours with the permission of the classroom teacher.

Renewal
Students can renew a book for another 14 days, and each book can only be renewed once. Students must bring the book to the library to renew it. Students may renew an item if another member has not reserved it, or the item is not overdue.

Overdue Item
Every two week, an overdue reminder notice will be sent home with the title and the price of the overdue books. Every student is responsible for the replacement cost and/or repair cost of any library item that is borrowed under their library account. There are no overdue fines, but the Destiny system will automatically block the borrowing privileges if the library items are not returned on the due dates.

Lost/Damaged Items
A cost for replacement will be charged for lost or damaged items. Students who lose or damage Library items will receive a notice for the damaged or lost items. Damaged items should be brought to the librarian for assessment and repair. These items should not be repaired at home.