Osaka YMCA
International School


Promoting literacy and developing a lifelong love of reading is important to all of us here at OYIS. Our teacher librarian, Nicholette Carroll, helps our students become competent and ethical users of information, as well as media-savvy, digital citizens. We offer students a safe, welcoming, and inspiring environment for self-organized reading and learning during breaks, as well as before, and after school. There’s a wide range of resources available to our students and families including books, eBooks, magazines, eAudiobooks, online subscription databases, and encyclopedias. 


Each of our campuses has a set of libraries designed for the main users of that campus. At Nakatsu, the library is stocked with texts to assist in the development of younger minds. Tosabori’s two libraries serve middle and high school students, and provide a place to do research.

Our OYIS libraries are for students, teachers, and parents alike. We believe parents are an integral part of their children’s education and we encourage them to check out books and materials to read with their OYIS students and their younger siblings.

OYIS believes strongly in the right to intellectual freedom.

1) Books and other library resources will be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials will not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.

2) The Libraries will provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials will not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

3) The Libraries will challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.

4) The Libraries will cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.

5) A person’s right to use a library will not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.


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