Since Engelberg Monastery was founded, giving young people a sound education also included motivating them to read and to study books in a library. That is still the case today, though printed books have now been joined by new forms of media.
The Media Center’s books, online resources and DVDs are intended to be used both in the educational offerings of the Stiftsschule and for the personal leisure activities of the school community.
The Media Center is a place of learning and of coming-together that can help stimulate students’ natural curiosity and their joy of reading, as well as help them to develop their ability to learn and to think critically and to actively work for the good of the school community. Pupils are involved in a variety of ways: They recommend media for purchase, they organize and lead the Book Club which includes the Book Bond and the Movie Squad, they recommend specific reading in the context of a bookstall and help with the setting up of the premises.
The Media Center offers students and teaching staff of the Stiftsschule and the IOS Engelberg a reference library, a lending library and two media rooms. Media Center users can also read newspapers, journals and magazines online, in the reference library or in the boarding section.
The lending library includes works of non-fiction and fiction, and these books may be borrowed on a monthly basis. The library also provides an atmosphere conducive to quiet reading.
The reference collection offers both a working area and a group workspace. It is conducive to quiet, concentrated study. The books, newspapers and magazines of the reference collection must be used on site.
Both media rooms hold a large collection of DVDs. These may be borrowed for two weeks at a time, for both teaching and leisure purposes.
In order to ensure a qualitatively as well as quantitatively high supply of media, the Media Center works together with the community and school library Engelberg as well as the central and university library of Lucerne (ZHB). Our school also has access to the Digital Library Central Switzerland and to EBooks Switzerland / Overdrive via the ZHB Lucerne user card.
- Mondays: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. (Book Club from 12.15 p.m. to 1.15 p.m.); 2 p.m. to 3.45 p.m.; 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Book Club)
- Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Thursdays: 9.15 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.
The collection of media can be viewed via the Media Center’s online catalog. It also allows students and staff to reserve media online.
Dr. phil. Esther Flückiger-Hawker, Head of the Media Center
+41 (0)41 639 62 46 or +41 (0)41 637 49 23