Welcome to the The International School of Berne Library and Media Centre.


Einstein wisely said, “The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the
library”. Be it physical (it’s in C building) or virtual, the secondary library offers a wide range of books and databases to support MYP and Diploma students. It also has award-winning and best-selling fiction to encourage reading for leisure – a hobby that is proven to enhance academic performance, emotional intelligence, imagination and relieve stress. Wow! All of that just from reading Twilight and Sherlock Holmes!

The secondary library provides a quiet space for students to study throughout the day – during free periods, break and lunch times. We have computers available, both mac and pc platforms, and the librarian, Mrs van Niekerk, is very happy to help with problems such as bibliographies, citations, finding information for the Extended Essay and why the Hunger Games Trilogy ended the way it did.

The Secondary Library is the perfect place to discover something new. Find us in C building. We are open to all ISBerne students and parents. We also invite you to browse the  ISBerne Online Collections.

Secondary Students may borrow 6 books and 2 DVDs for 2 weeks.


We have a new library app enabling you to search and access ISBerne library resources in a way like never before–from both iOS and Android mobile devices. Whether you are looking for books or DVDs, wishing to renew your loans, place a hold (reservation) or even make a list of all the books you’ve read or want to read you can now do this with our free Destiny Quest app. Download the app from and enter our library address:  You can login with your normal account details or as a guest.  For help or more information please contact:

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