The Staff:

The library boasts four librarians.  Our head librarian oversees both divisions and is an active participant in the IB MYP’s Personal Project requirement.  The head librarian offers writing help sessions before and after school, facilitates teaching and learning by locating resources and ensuring that the library is stocked with relevant sources of global and local interest.  Our secondary librarian facilitates the Extended Essay.

The Collection:

Nova International Schools’ libraries are dynamic and exciting learning spaces.  The library includes more than 37,000 hardcopy books, over 10,000 digital books, more than 500 audiobooks, multiple databases for research as well as subscriptions to periodicals.  The library subscribes to OverDrive, TeenBook Cloud, AudioBook Cloud, Scribed, JSTOR, The New York Times, Lightbox, and many more.  The collection includes works in English, Albanian, Macedonian, Turkish, German, French, Spanish and Italian.

The library seeks to provide students with opportunities to engage in global issues and diverse perspectives.  Our nonfiction section tackles issues ranging from modern day slavery to the role of religion in daily life.  Students are encouraged to recommend books for purchase on topics that interest them.

Working Hours:

Nova International Schools Libraries are open from 7:45 until 15:45 Monday through Friday.  Students can make use of our online library to reserve physical books or check out digital copies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The library is also accessible through the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).

Inclusive Support:

The library addresses the needs of the visually impaired by subscribing to audiobook databases, providing devices with text to speech capabilities, and providing a selection of large print books as well as electronic versions in which font is adjustable.

Diversity:

The library is committed to ensuring that every single student can find themselves in the pages of a book.  Therefore the library commits a percentage of the budget each year to providing diverse reading materials.  This includes representation of race, religion, orientation, language, differing abilities, gender and culture.

 

NOVA International Schools is a Candidate School* for the MYP (Middle Years Program). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that NOVA believes is important for our students.
 
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.