Library / Media Center

We believe that the Dalian American International School Library/Media Center is the information center of the school and plays an integral part in fostering the development of global citizens for the future. In accordance with the ALA standards, the library/media center provides resources and learning activities that represent a diversity of experiences, opinions, and social and cultural perspectives. It supports intellectual freedom and access to information as prerequisites to effective and responsible citizenship.

The library media program ensures that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. The librarian empowers students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information (AASL, 2009).

The middle/high school (MS/HS) library is in room #207 and the elementary school (ES) library is on the first floor of DAIS in the former Community Area. Patrons are welcome to use library resources from either library regardless of their grade level.

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

The collection consists of approximately 9,000 fiction and nonfiction books, 100 reference sources, a selection of periodicals, VHS and DVD videos, sound recordings, and professional resources. Reference materials are for use in the library only and may not be checked out. The use of audiovisual materials is restricted to teachers. Students and families may check-out Read-Alouds.

The library maintains one working TV Combo for use in the library.

Circulation Policy:
Patrons may check out materials for 1 – 2 week periods (depending on patron type).



MLA Citation Help

Dictionaries and Thesauruses

Online Research Websites



Biographical Sources

SAFARI Montage (Internal Use Only)


Study Guides

EBSCOHost Database

What Parents are Saying

"DAIS is more than just a school.. we are a community. And I am so lucky to have my children growing up in such a loving, caring environment. The small classroom and warm environment at DAIS have provided my children with such a unique education... our family is grateful for the opportunity. My kid are excited every day they leave for school. The feel at home in the halls at DAIS and are having so much fun, they don't even realize they're learning!"
Jennifer (America)

"This is our fourth year at Dalian American International School. The teachers and administration at DAIS truly care, and do anything to help the students. We are seeing strong academics and small class sizes but learning here is also about building character. Our children are becoming well-rounded thinkers that see themselves as an important part of a bigger community."
Brianna (America)

"I have seen my children bloom educationally during the last two years while they have attended DAIS. The school has a focus on small class sizes, an excellent teaching staff and a friendly international environment which has created a positive learning atmosphere for my daughters. My kids look forward to school on a daily basis and I feel that says it all."
Nathalie (Canada)
Live on Campus and Walk to School

Campus Village is an international housing community integrated into the campus of Dalian American International School, and an important part of the school community. Your children can walk to school in a matter of minutes and avoid the chaos of Chinese streets. Visit the Campus Village website at to get more information.

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Address (English)

2 Dianchi Road; Golden Pebble Beach

Jinzhou New District

Dalian, P.R. China 116650

Address (Chinese Pinyin)

2 Dianchi Lu; Jinshitan

Jinzhou Xinqu

Dalian, Zhongguo 116650