The Leipzig International School Library is located in the middle of the first floor in room 112. The library is divided into two main sections, primary and secondary and serves students from Grade 1 through to Grade 12, as well as staff and parents.
The library houses a collection of more than 11,000 items including fiction, picture books, non-fiction, graphic novels and magazines. There is also a German collection and a growing Mother Tongue collection with more than 25 additional languages to suit our community.
Our aim is both to encourage a love of reading for all who visit the library while also supporting the curriculum at all levels by providing fiction, poetry, traditional stories, and informational books on a wide variety of topics of interest.
In addition, LIS subscribes to Britannica School online encyclopaedia. This digital database provides age-appropriate content for ages 5 to adult and offers a built-in dictionary, translation options and read-aloud functions.
At Grade 11 and 12 research opportunities are enhanced through full membership access to Leipzig University Library including databases, books, journals, media resources and workspaces. An induction visit is organised in the first term of Grade 11.
School day and opening hours
Mondays: 08:00 until 16:15
Tuesdays: 08:00 until 16:15
Wednesdays: 08:00 until 16:15
Thursdays: 08:00 until 16:15
Fridays: 08:00 until 15:30
Primary students have a scheduled weekly period in the library. These library lessons focus on developing library skills as well as being exposed to different genres and literature. The children also have time to browse, read and borrow books.The library is accessible for primary children before and after school and during morning break.
Secondary students may visit during break, lunch and after school to read, study or borrow books. Middle School students also have scheduled visits to the library as part of their pastoral time.
Parents also are welcomed and encouraged to take advantage of the ample resources and check out materials for their personal and family use. Please contact the librarian for further information.
We look forward to welcoming you to our LIS Library and encourage you both to come by the library and have a look at the wonderful selection as well as browsing our library catalogue.
The Iris Award is a reading collaboration programme between international Schools in Western Europe since 2016. At LIS we use this programme for the Primary and Middle School book clubs.
A committee of librarians selects the shortlisted titles each year in June. Students in all participating schools read these books throughout the school year.
In May they vote for their favourite books. All student votes are added up and the Award in each category goes to the book with most votes. Winners are announced the first week of June.
The Teacher Librarian
Eve Carroll is originally from the north east of England and returned to Leipzig in August 2018 after 15 years teaching in Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman and most recently Lyon, France. She completed her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies in Aberdeen, Scotland. Eve works with both the Primary and Secondary schools and is a member of the Primary School Leadership Team.