The genres offered in our library include fiction, poetry, traditional stories and non-fiction books on a variety of interesting topics, which we aim to promote the joy of reading for all library users and support the curriculum at all levels.
Our library has a collection of more than 11,000 books and magazines. There is also a German language collection and a growing native language collection with more than 25 additional languages to support our community. The library serves students from first to twelfth grade, as well as staff and parents.
LIS Primary students have a scheduled weekly period in our library. These library lessons focus on developing library skills as well as being exposed to different genres and literature. Our young learners also have time to browse, read and borrow books. The library is accessible for primary students before and after school and during morning break.
Our 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.
Our library is a place of community at LIS, with learners of all ages helping to create a space that is accessible to all. With this in mind, each year Grade 5 students are invited to apply for the position of Library Assistant, where they take on a position of responsibility and contribute to the development of our school library.
There are ten positions available. Our library assistants work in groups of two once a week during morning break. Initially they are trained in different areas of the library, such as organisation, shelving, using the circulation desk and scanning returned books. They are also involved in project exhibitions, decorating the library as well as being an integral part of LIS Book Week.
Our Teacher Librarian
The LIS Teacher Librarian, Eve Carroll, is originally from the north east of England and returned to Leipzig after 15 years teaching in Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman and most recently 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 runs our much loved community book club.
Within the LIS community, we host a book club for all those who love to read and enjoy talking about books and their reading experiences. We don’t just discuss a book, but also share our favourite books in general. So if you don’t have time to read the particular book, you are still invited to join in. Any level of English is welcome.
Should you be interested in joining the book club, please contact our teacher librarian at Eve.Carroll@lis.school.
We invite you to connect with a member of our Admissions team and arrange a tour that fits your family’s needs and schedule.
We offer personal tours onsite or virtually, guided by one of our Admissions team members, who will answer all your questions.