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ZIS LS Library: LS library website

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For Parents:

How to use the catalog to search for books: Video Tutorial.

Requesting books to be sent home: Please use this form.

You may select up to five items at a time. Please use the tabs above to help you find great books. For parents of younger students we will also provide a grab and go "surprise" bag on Monday and Friday mornings. These can be picked up and dropped off curbside.


Library Resources for current classroom units

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Where does it come from?

Upcycling and STEM

Past in the present


Ancient History


ZIS Catalog

Browse the catalog

Reading at home (see many more in additional resources)

ZIS has an online reading app (Sora) with over 1,000 e-books and audiobooks for a wide range of ages.
  • Download SORA
  • Select Zurich International School
  • Select lower school
  • Enter library number - For students: this is your school library number. For parents by request. (See form below))
  • Are you a parent and need an account? Fill the form or simply contact your librarian:  Orlagh Ryan ( 

EPIC! is another great resources for reading at home. It has thousands of excellent books, read alongs and games.

If you would like a video tour of this app, click here and you will see what the EPIC experience is like for your child.

Listening at home (see many more in additional resources)

Podcasts are a great way to get students engaged with stories. Kids Listen provides a list, with descriptions, of some of the best podcasts out there for children. Some of our favourites are 6 minutes, Story Pirates, Storynory and The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel. 

Kids Listen

All our databases are here!

Need a login or password for a database or subscription service?

See Subscriptions using 'zis' as passkey.

Apps for Home Learning

Seesaw Family - the app that parents use to access their Child's Seesaw Journal

Seesaw Class - the app that students use in class (requires their school login details)
iMovie (iOS) - great tool to make movies
Garageband (iOS) - great tool to create music
Khan Academy Jnr - an app designed to support the learning of children aged 2-7

STEM Experiences

STEM is an important focus at ZIS. 

Stem books-These books help support your child's growth in math and science with lots of ideas for making and tinkering.

STEM Experiences - Clement has put together a great list of STEM experiences that students can engage in. Take a look.


Wide Open School: One stop shop to schedule your day with really fun home learning

Wide Open School is a huge bank of ideas perfect for families in lockdown. Coming from the excellent common sense media people, there is a step by step schedule for the day with a wide range of fun art activities, cool virtual reality videos,  exercise tips and so much more. This is the one stop shop to support parents right now.

Resources to help your child with research

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