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Library Hours

Monday - Friday

7:30am - 5:00pm

Note: Library is sometimes closed for meetings.

Everyone in the UNIS community is welcome to take advantage of the Library!

Come in for quiet study or reading, to find a book, or to get help with research or online resources.

The basic agreement of all users is respect for other users.

Please bring only covered beverage containers (and no food) into the Library.

Library Borrowing Policies

Students in the Lower Elementary School visit the library weekly with their homeroom classes.  A Discovery student may borrow one book at a time for a two week period.  K-1, K-2, and Grade 1 students may borrow two books at a time.

Students in the Upper Elementary School (grades 2-5) may borrow three books at a time for a two week period.  Grade 2 classes visit the Library weekly with their homeroom teacher.  Grades 3, 4 and 5 may also visit the Library weekly with their homeroom teacher.

Students in Grades 1-5 may visit the Library to exchange books before school begins, during their lunch recess time and after school if accompanied by an adult.

Middle and High School students, using their campus cards, may borrow up to ten books for a two week period and may renew books up to four times.  Students with overdue books may not borrow additional materials. Books that are overdue for a month or more are considered lost and a replacement cost plus processing fee is charged to the student. Students may login to their Destiny accounts to (1) reserve materials that are currently on loan to others, (2) access ebooks and other online resources, (3) create reading lists, (4) write reviews and comments. 

Parents of UNIS students, using their own campus cards, may borrow up to five books for a two week period. The materials may be renewed as needed or at the discretion of the Librarian. Books that are overdue for an extended period of time are considered lost and a replacement cost plus processing fee is charged to the borrower.

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Women's History Month

March 8, 2019

Books for Women's History Month

Fearless Female Journalists

Profiles ten female journalists who have taken risks to report news and succeed in the field, including Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Nellie Bly, Doris Anderson, Farida Nekzad, Thembi Ngubane, and Katie Couric.

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

"Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world's first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities."

Dazzling Women Designers

Profiles women designers from the fields of fashion, architecture, furniture, urban development, and interior design.

Motor Girls

"... in this book we meet the first generation of female motorists who drove cars for fun, profit, and to make a statement about the evolving role of women ..."

Bad Girls of Fashion

Explores the history of woman's fashion and the celebrities in the industry.

Herstory : Women Who Changed the World

One hundred twenty biographical sketches of women from Queen Hatsheput and Sappho to Corazon Aguino and Rigoberta MenchĂș.

Wheels of Change : How Women Rode the Bicycle To Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)

Lexile 1280
"Wheels of Change transports young readers to bygone eras to see how women used the bicycle to improve their lives. Witty in tone and scrapbook-like in presentation, the book deftly covers early (and comical) objections, influence on fashion, and impact on social change inspired by the bicycle, which, according to Susan B. Anthony, 'has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.'"

Lives of Extraordinary Women

Profiles twenty historically significant women, highlighting their great accomplishments and unique quirks; also includes color caricatures.

Fearless Women : Courageous Females Who Refused To Be Denied

"[Relates] stories about women who stood up for what they believed in and changed the world for the better. Includes Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, Irena Sendler, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Indira Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Maya Angelou, Josephine Baker, and more. There are women of science and medicine, war and peace, politicians and peacemakers, social activists and resistance fighters, and more."

Ten Queens : Portraits of Women in Power

Provides biographical portraits of ten queens from history including Esther, Cleopatra, Boudicca, Zenobia, Eleanor of Acquitaine, Isabel of Spain, Elizabeth I, Christina of Sweden, Maria Theresa, and Catherine the Great.

Rad Women Worldwide

"A collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a[n]...illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world."

United Nations International School, Hanoi