International School Basel
Fleischbachstrasse 2 | 4153 Reinach BL | Switzerland | +41 61 715 33 33
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The Aesch Campus library is specially designed for our younger learners.

The library provides over 16,000 books, magazines and audiobooks to students and staff in support of the School's PYP. We also have an International Languages Collection which features books in more than 20 languages, including German, French and Italian.

Through weekly class visits, students are introduced to literature and information texts. What the students learn in the Aesch Campus Library setting will serve them for life, as they acquire the skills to access any library for their recreation and information needs. Our aim is to create a life-long learner in every student.

During a class visit, students may be found learning to use the library to satisfy their information needs and also developing a love of literature by:

  • Selecting books for home reading;
  • Using the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) to search the online collections;
  • Learning about the Dewey Decimal Classification and library organization;
  • Searching for resources and collecting information related to their PYP units of inquiry or personal interests;
  • Reading, viewing and listening for individual enjoyment and personal growth;
  • Listening to, telling or dramatising stories;
  • Learning about authors and illustrators and their particular style, for example, science fiction, adventure, mystery, etc.;
  • Learning about different genres of literature including biography, poetry, reference, etc.;
  • Learning how a book is made and the terms applied to different parts of a book, for example, text, spine, cover, end papers, etc.;
  • Learning strategies which enable them to become independent library users.
Within the Aesch Campus Library a special space has been set aside for children in EC 1 - 2. Its welcoming environment is ideal for EC 1 - 2 students to enjoy lessons with their teachers. Apart from non-fiction and fiction books, pre-school resources include big books, CDs and mother-tongue language books.

About ISB

Situated in a beautiful and dynamic region of Switzerland, ISB is an English-speaking international day school which provides students aged 3-18 with the education, support and inspiration they need to become global citizens.


ISB has many years’ experience supporting students and families from all over the world. We accept students throughout the School year, dependent on availability of space and fulfillment of entry requirements. 


ISB is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Currently studied by over one million students in 148 countries, the IB prepares students with the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world.


ISB is situated on three campuses, all easily accessible by public transport.

Student Services

The facilities, technological and personnel support on offer at ISB make a vital contribution to the academic, social and emotional development of all students at the School.

Student Life

Sports, drama, music, art, debate, representation, recreation – at ISB, there are numerous ways for students of all ages to cooperate and compete to improve existing skills or try something new.

Parent Community

Individual parents and parent groups constitute an indispensable part of the vibrant community of ISB. 

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