Welcome to the DISD Libraries

Access OPAC here!

Our two libraries together offer more than 26500 books (German, English, French, Arabic titles), over 150 games, 1400 DVDs and 12 current German journals. Every year we add about 1000 media, which means that we as a school abroad are always up to date with the latest literary developments. In addition, we take up current developments and offer the Generation Z exciting digital technologies and platform access for online reading. For example:

3d Printer
Ting Pens & TipToi
Tablets & PC workstations
Virtual reality games
Literacy per

Jessica Scherneck


Bibliothopia (Secondary School)

Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 08:00 am to 4 pm

Yvonne Rein-Harmucu

Responsible for the Libraries

Lese-Oase (Primary School)

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 07:30 am to 2.10 pm, Monday to Wednesday until 2.40 pm

From January 19th: Sunday: 2.10 – 2.40 pm, Monday – Thursday: 07:30 am to 2.40 pm

“Makerspace” – Laboratory fro Ideas

We offer library users a space for creativity, implement ideas and try out new concepts together with e.g.: geomag, construction kits, merge cube, green screen.

But the most important task of the library is also to impart information literacy to all pupils by showing search strategies and techniques that simplify self-determined learning and prepare pupils for their studies. In this way, the library creates free access to the Munzinger catalogue. Our librarians help the students to select a good book or suitable literature and to find the right sources.

Our libraries are not just for borrowing books, but a meeting place for leisure and a lively cultural arena. In the libraries, we offer: Breakout game sets, mini billiards, air hockey tables and more.

In all classes there is a library lesson on the timetable. In addition, regular events take place in the libraries, e.g. author readings, library night, flea market, poetry slam, monthly puzzles, craft and painting activities and competitions.

Our library users are all students from grades 1 to 12. Parents are welcome to borrow all media for their little ones or themselves on Wednesday afternoons from 14:10 to 14:40 in the Lese Oase and until 4 pm in the Bibliothopia. The DISD student card must be brought along for borrowing. Both school libraries will be closed on Sunday.

Our librarians are always happy about book donations!

Here are the User Rules for using the library. You will find our entire offer in the library catalogue OPAC: Enter author, title or keyword and browse through our large collection.

CALL ON ALL PARENTS: Are you interested in supporting us in the primary school library? We are looking for volunteers when students lend books. Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 14:10 until 14:40. If you are interested, please contact our primary school librarian Mrs. Yvonne Rein-Hamurcu by e-mail.

What’s the monthly quiz?

The monthly quiz starts in December! Every month, puzzles are presented in the two libraries, which can then be solved by the students. Current topics are taken up which fit to the respective month or to support the lessons. The students should be motivated to deal with the questions and to explore also unknown.

In the library books are exhibited, but the Internet can also be used as a source of research.

After all, the children should be motivated to read, do research and deal with exciting topics.

And finally there are prizes to be won. Simply answer the questions and get them into the puzzle box of the Leseoase or Bibliothopia. Three winners will be drawn from all correct answers and awarded with exciting prizes.

Bibliothopia Quiz for January

Leseoase Quiz for January

Our two librarians Mrs. Scherneck (Bibliothopia) and Mrs. Rein-Hamurcu (Lese-Oase) are at your disposal for all questions regarding the opening hours directly in the library or by e-mail: bibliothek@germanschool.ae or by telephone +971 4 456 2718.

Who can use the library? All DISD students can borrow media free of charge in the DISD libraries. Parents can borrow media on Wednesday afternoons from 2:10 to 2:40 pm in the reading oasis and from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Bibliothopia in the name of their child. How can I borrow media? At the beginning of the school year every student received a student card which can be used to borrow media and which also serves as a library card. The student card is not transferable, i.e. it is only lent to persons present. There is no lending without the student card. Where are the libraries? The reading oasis is the library for primary school pupils from 1st to 4th grade and the kindergarten. It is located on the ground floor of the primary school between the first and second classes between the corridors. Bibliothopia is the library for secondary school pupils from the 5th to the 12th class and for adults. It is located on the ground floor between the fifth classes from the entrance on the left.

How can I reserve or extend media? On the OPAC page you can log into the library account at the top right. The login data will always be sent by e-mail at the beginning of the school year. Overdue books can be extended in the account and reservations can be saved free of charge. In addition, an appraisal/remark can also be written for each book. An automatic e-mail informs the user when the reserved medium is available. It is put back for 1 week.