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Library

Welcome to the GISNY Library!

Our bright and spacious library is home to our extensive collection of over 13,000 items. The GISNY library offers our students a place to discover their next favorite book, with ample seating and study space. As part of the Campus of the Future project of 2018, the newly built library includes the Silentium - an adjacent silent study area equipped with tables and seating for individual study, as well as a computer station for research and school work.

Our collection offers a varied selection of German and English language materials, including: picture books, chapter books, non-fiction & reference materials, DVDs, and CDs. While the majority of our collection focuses on German language development, we support our English and Foreign Language Departments with access to digital and print materials through cooperation with local libraries and institutions.

Contacting the Library

If our library is missing a title you would enjoy or for any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email: library@gisny.org

Phone: (914) 948 – 6513 x 206

Your Library Team

Marta Coulter

Marta Coulter

Head Librarian
Teresa Theil

Teresa Theil

Librarian

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

 

Parent Hours

Parents may visit the library during the parent hours or by appointment. 

Monday & Tuesday 8:30 am – 9:00 am
  3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 9:00 am  
Friday 8:30 am – 9:00 am  
  2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Access the library catalog

Access the Catalog

How to use the catalog?

More Tips

  • Under “any,” you are able search by author, subject, or title. The button "enhanced search" allows combined research.
  • Words spelled in German with an "Umlaut" should be entered either as “ä” or “a” (“ae” will not work).

Abbreviations

Bb                 Picture books 
An                 Chapter Books (Children's Literature)
E                    YA fiction
R                    Reference books (remain in the library)
B                    Biographies
080                Non-fiction series
Numbers      Non-fiction, and adult and classic literature

Graphics for Sora App

Sora App

How to use the Sora app?

 

The SORA app provides access to GISNY Library’s collection of 100+ German language e-books and digital audiobooks. Students can access these items 24/7 using a smart device and their school Microsoft login credentials. Additionally, students can connect to the Westchester Public Library system to borrow thousands of age-appropriate e-books and audiobooks in English, Spanish and French. 

Language School Library Visit Sign

Policies and Procedures

 

 

Language School Students will visit the library with their classroom teachers every first Wednesday or Saturday of the month. Students will then be able to select two books to bring home for reading.

More Services

School Supplies

A small selection of school supplies from Germany are available to purchase. To order school materials, please contact the librarians

 

A4 Notebooks 

Checkered or lined 

$1.50 

A5 Notebooks (small) 

Checkered 

$1.50 
Geo Triangles  $1.50 

Lamy Pens – For older students 

$25.00 

Lamy Pens – For younger students $20.00
Lamy Cartridges (5x)  $2.50

Book Donations

We are currently accepting the following types of books (English / German) in very good condition:

  • Picture books 
  • Youth or Young Adult fiction and non-fiction 
  • Early reader chapter books 

However, there are some items we cannot use: 

  • Encyclopedias, dictionaries and grammar books 
  • Textbooks or class workbooks 
  • Pixi books, medical reference materials, self-help books 
  • Books that are mildewed, water damaged, or otherwise in poor condition. 

Donations can be placed on the yellow cart outside the main entrance.