The School Library

We do not see our library as a bookshed, but as a space in which visitors feel comfortable, where they have the opportunity to retreat and browse, where they can find a variety of work materials and the opportunity for a lively exchange about it.


The library of the European International School Manila consists of the library of the German European School Manila (GESM) and the library of the Lycée Français de Manille (LFM) and can be described as the "heart" of the school. All subject areas meet here, providing impulses for the entire school community.

The library currently manages a stock of around 30,000 media in German, English and French, including non-fiction, fiction, audiovisual (CDs, DVDs, audiobooks) and newspaper and magazine subscriptions.

Computer work stations with internet access offer all visitors the possibility of internet research.

When it comes to new purchases, we take the wishes of our users, especially the ones of our students, into account, as far as they are relevant to a large group of visitors.

The library is open for visitors from Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 15:30 pm (GESM holidays excluded).

Contact:    Rebekka Pfaff


Our service:

  • The promotion of free and interest-based reading

    • Library introductions / class tours

    • Provision of up-to-date children's and youth literature

    • Creation of an atmosphere in the premises of the library which promotes reading and learning.

    • Reading promotion campaigns to increase the reading competence and motivation

  • Media-pedagogical instruction for the handling of information

    • Assistance in the proper preparation of presentations, projects and research papers (e.g. support in the development of search strategies, use of reference works, imparting of skills for the evaluation of information, guidance for the preparation and citation of information)

    • Introduction to working independently

  • Curriculum program for PYP and IB

  • Establishing effective research options

  • Provision of media boxes and handsets

  • Accompanying of school campaign weeks and projects through events and exhibitions

For library regulations and procedures, please click here.

German European School Manila

75 Swaziland Street

Better Living Subdivision

1711 Parañaque City, Philippines