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.

For the safety of all students and staff in school, we are currently only allowing classes to come into the library with their homeroom teacher at pre-scheduled times. Parents cannot enter the library at this time.

 

Tips for using the online catalog:

  • Under “anywhere,” you are able search 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).
  • Titles marked with a green P are available in the library. Titles marked with a red X are on loan or reserved. You may still request them.

Abbreviations

Bb                 picture books 
An                 beginner readers
E                    YA fiction
R                    reference books (remain in the library)
B                    biographies
080                non-fiction series
Numbers      non-fiction, and adult and classic literature

If our library is missing a title you would enjoy, send us an email and we will try to order it for you (library@gisny.org).

 

Library Access for our Language School Students

Enrollment form for free Library Card

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.

 

Book Donations

We will gladly accept donations of books in German and English. We are currently accepting the following types of books 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.

Library Catalog

Current students can access the library catalog here:

E-Books

Please click on the picture for the Sora e-book catalog. 

 

Library Hours

Monday - Friday

 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

 

Contact the Library

For any further questions, please contact one of our librarians, Carla Köser and Marta Coulter

Phone: (914) 948 – 6513 x206

E-mail: library@gisny.org

School Supplies

A small selection of school supplies from Germany are available to purchase. To order school materials, please contact the librarians (library@gisny.org)

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 (Box of 5)

$2.50

Ink Remover/ eraser

$1.50