Library Resources

Meet your Austin ISD Librarians

Austin ISD Librarians offer a plethora of services to their campuses and communities. Your campus librarian will be one of your greatest resources! Here's just a smattering of what your librarian has to offer:

  • a wide variety of reading materials and options for students
  • collection development based on your curriculum needs
  • collaboration with teachers on lessons
  • research instruction - searching smarter, website evaluation, maximizing time
  • digital citizenship and online safety
  • technology assistance - devices, online apps, presentation options, troubleshooting
  • reader's advisory
  • club sponsorship
  • author visits
  • community outreach
  • grant support

Our online catalog provides access to all library materials across the district as well as access to the Knowledge Portal, our one stop access to electronic databases.

ILLs? Are the books sick?

Inter-Library Loans

The books aren't sick, they're just borrowed from other campuses. Librarians do this all the time and are happy to share their resources with others. So how does this work?

  • Search iBistro for the title you want to make sure AISD owns it;
  • provide your librarian with title, author, format (book, DVD, etc.), language, date you'd like to have it, and for how long you'll need it; and
  • give the Librarians a week for school mail to work its magic!

When you're done with the book, return it to your campus library and your Librarian will get it back to the lending library.

District Wide Library Services

Library Media Services

The LMC Library provides resources, access to information and media-related services for AISD teachers and staff, and supports district professional development initiatives. Resources include:

  • curriculum support - bilingual/ESL, special education, National Gallery of Art lending library, Native American, multicultural music, foreign language, gifted
  • professional books, videos/DVDs, software
  • professional development
  • reference collection
  • internet access
  • new materials review
  • professional journals - print and online resources

Media Services

A multipurpose teacher production lab is set up with large worktables, 5 laminating machines, paper in a wide variety of colors and sizes. Media Services has the largest selection of die-cuts in Central Texas with over 1000 shapes and over 4000 computer controlled die-cut shapes. Cost is based on materials purchased here; this is no fee for using the lab. Teachers are welcome to bring their own materials.