The print collection is currently over 40,000 books, both fiction and nonfiction, in English and Portuguese. We are also developing small collection of books in French, Spanish and Chinese. These will be useful resources for the students studying these languages and for those who want to read in their native languages
In the red library, located at the main entrance of the school, books are arranged as Junior level and Secondary level for both fiction and non-fiction books, in both Portuguese and English. The Community Library, found in the story corner of the Red Library, is made up of donations that have not been added to the main collection, but are still available to all CAISL parents and teachers.
In the Blue Library, located in the Elementary wing, books are grouped as board books, picture books, leveled readers, and chapter books in order to help students locate the books at their appropriate reading levels. One room of this library contains books in English, and the other room has Portuguese books.
Another resource is the Leveled Reader Room, located upstairs in the Red Library, where sets of fiction and non-fiction books are organized by DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) level. Teachers and students can use this arrangement to find books at the reading level they need, and entire reading groups can work on the same title at the same time.