Welcome to the KAS Library

Open from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Welcome to KAS Library
Welcome to KAS Library

We exist to serve the students, parents and staff of Kaohsiung American School.  In addition to more than 10,000 books available for checkout, we also carry popular magazines and subscribe to a variety of powerful research databases. Our OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) system allows students to search the full collection at school and home to easily find the resources they need for learning. Students can also access our online databases from home through this website, using passwords available from the library staff. With wireless internet access, 2 printers, and a ceiling-mounted projector, we can support a variety of instructional needs. Students and teachers are able to use the library as an extension of the classroom during the school day. After school, the work tables, reading areas and computers are available for students and parents until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Did you hear about the stuffed animal sleepover? It took place during Book Week, when students brought their favorite stuffed animal friends to the library to spend the night and have a sleepover party! View a slideshow of the fun and games below:

Stuffed Animals Sleepover-SD (480p) from KAS Library on Vimeo.

Library Help Tutorials

Using the Library Catalog (3 minutes)
Utilize your Library Account (3 minutes)
Using Google Scholar (2.17 minutes)
More Google Scholar Tips

Library Resources

Database Login & Password information
(must sign on with your KAS gmail account to view)

New trial databases:

The library has signed up for these trials to test how these new databases serve our users; please email any feedback to the library@kas.kh.edu.tw and the librarian will use your experience in evaluating this resource for future purchase.

WorldBook Online (available until April 7, 2014)
Ebsco Advanced Placement Source (Available until April 30, 2014)

Library Databases:

Library Catalog Follett Destiny

Accelerated Reading (on campus only)
Access World News
BrainPop Jr
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
EveryDay Math Online
ProQuest SIRS Database
Questia School
Teen Health and Wellness

Free Online Resources

American Memory Project
Digital Public Library of America
Directory of Open Access Journals
Google Newspaper Archive
Google Scholar
Hathi Trust
Open Access Journal Search Engine
Ryhiner Historical Digital Map Collection
Visual Arts Database Service

Important Information about your KAS Library

Selection Assistance

The library staff will be glad to provide assistance with selection of books for assignments and for leisure reading.


Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students may check out up to three books for up to one week. Students in grades 1-5 and parents may check out up to five books for one week. Secondary students may check out up to five books for up to two weeks. Magazines may be checked out overnight. All items may be renewed once if no reserve request has been made. If you lose or damage a book, you must pay for it.

Library Mission

We believe the library is for learning new things, discovering new ideas, creating products and enjoying reading. Library users who disrupt others pursuing these goals will be given two warnings before they are asked to leave.

This week, through Accelerated Reader, our students have read…


Book Orders

We welcome your suggestions for books to add to the library collection. Books are ordered throughout the year as needed. The library also coordinates book orders for home through Scholastic Books.

Additional Services

There is a photocopier for students to use for a limited number of copies. Please ask the library staff for assistance. If you have any questions, or need help, please ask! If there is something that you require that isn’t listed here, please speak to us. We’ll do our best to serve you.

Contact Us

library@kas.kh.edu.tw  or 866-7 -583-0112 x639