Welcome to the Libraries of Taipei European School!
Our school Libraries serve the educational, informational, and recreational needs of all students within our diverse and multicultural community. Our vision is to inspire the spirit of exploration, the joy of reading, and the pursuit of knowledge for all students.
As a cornerstone of TES, our Libraries connect students from the German, French and British Sections and we proudly promote and enrich the social, cultural, and educational lives of our diverse and evolving community.
Primary School Library
The Primary Library is located on levels 3/4 of the main building at EPC. The junior area can be accessed through the main library entrance on level 3, and an internal staircase leads to the infant area on level 4. The library collections have been specially chosen to accommodate different ages and reading abilities in four languages - English, French, German and Chinese. We also have a collection of Dutch books and a growing number of books in our World Languages collection. This bright and spacious area provides not only a wonderful reading environment but also a key space for resource expansion.
The library video room and listening centres allow students to discover the world of knowledge via different media. The dedicated classroom space in the junior area provides a flexible learning environment that can be used for independent research and group work. The library also has a bank of Chromebooks that are available for students to use for research and homework during class time and after school.
The Primary Library encourages junior pupils to become student librarians and support our school by working in the library. Their role involves a variety of tasks including assisting the librarians with shelving books, helping other students find resources, and keeping the library tidy. This position enables our students to develop their knowledge, skills, and personal qualities in a real life context.
The library is open to students throughout the day, and parents are invited to browse for books before and after school. The library is open from 7:30am to 4:00pm during the week (closed on weekends and national holidays). To know more about the library services and resources, please visit the Library Libguides at: http://libguides.tes.tp.edu.tw/epclibrary
Primary Library Team
Chief Librarian: Angela Chang
Librarian: Emma Crofts
Library Assistant: Marina Geudmadingar
Tel: +886-2-8145-9007 Ext. 1191 / 1192
Secondary and High School Library
The Secondary campus benefits from access to two well staffed and resourced libraries. With access to 17,000 resources for academic research, as well as a wealth of fiction books, students are sure to find what they are looking for in our Fiction and Research Libraries.
The Fiction Library has pride of place on the ground floor of the Phase 1 building. Bright and inviting, this library houses an ever-expanding and varied collection for our avid fiction readers. Students are encouraged to recommend titles for inclusion in the collection, and our staff work hard to ensure that students are kept up to date with new arrivals, and what authors are currently popular. All the English, French, German, and Chinese books in the Fiction Library are sorted by genre and language.
The Fiction Library welcomes all students to its peaceful surroundings, every school day from 7:30am to 4:00pm.
To support Secondary and High School students’ study needs, the Research Library, located on the fourth floor of the High School building (Phase 2), provides a wide selection of resources. Not only do we have books for all disciplines, but we also boast a selection of valuable databases, Chromebooks and PCS with internet access, an extensive range of magazine titles, DVDs, and a great environment for students who wish to find a stimulating space for their studies. Staff are always on hand to help locate materials, answer research queries, and assist with referencing and citation questions.
The Research Library encourages and supports both leisure reading and academic studies every school day from 7:30am to 4:30pm
To know more about the library services and resources, please visit the Library Libguides at: http://libguides.tes.tp.edu.tw/esclibrary
Secondary and High School Library Team
Chief Librarian: Angela Chang
Library Assistant: Elisabeth Cha
Library Assistant: Claudine Rouhaud
Tel: +886-2-8145-9007 Ext. 2191 / 2192