Welcome to the GISNY Library Web Page!

Hours: Mo – Fr  8:30 am – 12:15 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Phone: (914) 948 – 6513 x206


Catalog: click here   

Our library includes an extensive selection of German and English books including picture books, children's books, non-fiction, reference materials and dictionaries. Magazines, DVD's and CD's are also available. 

Tips for using the online catalog and ordering by email:

  • Under “subject” it allows you to research by author/producer, 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).
  • To place an order, make your selection by clicking “add to guest list” under your titles to select, then hit the button “guest list” in the top right section and email it to
  • Orders can be picked up in the teacher’s lounge / library work area on the following day during our hours of operation.
  • Titles marked with a green X are available, titles marked with a red X are on loan and will be reserved.


Bb                       picture books 

An                       beginner readers

 E                         literature for youth

 R                         reference books (remain in the library)

 B                         biographies

080                      non-fiction series

Numbers            various subjects

A small selection of school supplies from Germany are available to purchase including: 

  • DIN A 4 booklets, lined or checkered $1.25
  • Geo triangles                                          $1.25
  • Lamy Filler                                               $20.00 / $16.00
  • Lamy Cartridges (5)                                $2.25

Reading list for book presentations: LINK

Here you can download the reading list for book presentations in German Class. This list may not be complete and will periodically be updated. If students choose other titles for a book presentation, please make sure that the respective German teacher has agreed to it beforehand.


Mrs. Kucka, Ms. Ciancarelli, Mrs. Koeser