The Book Planet: the Primary School’s Information Centre

A library is the information centre for the school. In the Primary School it was renamed as "Books Planet" by the pupils. It supports the pedagogical work of the teachers and encourages pupils to read books, while at the same time providing assistance to teachers gathering information.

As a reading centre, the Book Planet helps to make pupils develop confidence in handling books step by step from the start of their primary education. The pupils learn how a multimedia library is organised, how to locate different types of books/media and to recognise different language levels. They become familiar with the arrangement of the books in a media library and learn how to behave appropriately.

A particular feature of the European School Munich is that children learn to appreciate the value of finding and using a range of resources including DVDs, CDs, and books, not only in their mother tongue, but also in other languages. During lunch breaks, the Primary School's Book Planet can provide a haven for enrichment, relaxation and interaction with pupils of other language sections, promoting integration. It also supports teaching staff regarding individual learning support of pupils.

The Book Planet's Team

  • Vilma Lersch
  • Rebecca Weinberger

The coordinators are supported by a dedicated group of volunteers.

What are the opening hours?

  • Monday         08:30 - 13:00 hrs
  • Tuesday       08:30 - 15:45 hrs
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00 hrs
  • Thursday     08:30 - 15:45 hrs
  • Friday          08:30 - 12:30 hrs

All classes and Second Language groups may visit the Primary School's Book Planet every second week, provided that the teachers have made an appointment for their groups and classes.

The SWALS children can visit the Book Planet during their SWALS lessons.

The Book Planet is open during lunch breaks on the long days as follows:

  • Mondays all year 5 classes
  • Tuesdays all year 2 & 4 classes
  • Thursdays all year 1 (from the second semester onwards) & 3 classes

Break arrangements
Pupils are supposed to spend the 10 o'clock morning break outside. During lunch break on Tuesdays and Thursdays pupils are allowed to go to the library. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays before the morning break, pupils are allowed to enter the library to return books only.

How long can media be borrowed?

Each pupil may borrow up to 4 media for 1 month. Only one film or one audiobook can be borrowed at one time. If one of the media is overdue, even if not all the maximum number of 4 media are borrowed, no further media can be taken out. Each pupil may renew a book/DVD/CD twice before it must be returned.

Pupils and parents are responsible for the borrowed media. If media is damaged or lost, it must be replaced. 

What's in Stock?

The Book Planet currently holds approximately 27,000 media in 22 European languages.

Books for borrowing are arranged by:

  • languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, , Polish, Portuguese, Rumanian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish
  • fiction and non-fiction books
  • age group/reading level

In addition the following media is available:

  • DVDs in various languages
  • audio-CDs
  • periodicals in various languages
  • a reference section with a wide range of reference works in various languages

Additional technical support:

  • two internet connections to introduce pupils to the use of the Internet and facilitate research for presentations and projects
  • two audio stations, where up to 6 children can listen to the same story
  • beamer and screen for film screenings and lecture presentations

Documents and Downloads

Library Policy

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Book Lists

School year 2019/2020

Important information
Please note that all pupils should consult the list of books for language II.

Pupils in the Dutch, English, Italian and French sections should/can order their books through the joint order forms.

Pupils in the Greek language section will receive their books from the Greek Ministry of Education. These pupils only require the language II book list.

Please always check the latest updated version!

German language section

French language section

Spanish language section

Joint Orders


Language II

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If a book is out of print, please inform us by using the web form, specifying the class and the language section.