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PreK-Grade 12 International Day and Boarding School in Kobe, Japan | Since 1913


The Canadian Academy Library is the heart of our school and a hub of activity. Offering ample space and resources, our library is a popular gathering space for our community. 


Canadian Academy has two library spaces - the Early Learning Library, located in the ELAC, and our Main Library, located at the heart of the school. 

Our Main Library was designed to be a flexible space capable of meeting a variety of needs. This includes open and closed teaching and presentation spaces, flexible group seating, quiet reading nooksindividual study booths, a Maker Space, and a tatami room. The windows which look out onto the Atrium below provide abundant natural lighting. 



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Our robust library collection totals over 35,000 volumes. This includes books, graphic novels, print and digital periodicals, encyclopedias, and our reference collection.

All library users also have a subscription to the Sora App, which provides access to e-books and audiobooks. All students have access to over 500 digital magazines, newspapers, and periodicals online, including The New York Times and the Financial Times.

In addition to English language books, we also have a sizable collection of books in Japanese


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Students can stop by the Library Information Desk for support at any time. Here, students have access to the most valuable part of any library system - our wonderful library staff!

The library is also the place to go when in need of Tech Support. At Canadian Academy, technology is an important tool to aid students in their learning journey. Our library staff includes knowledgable tech specialists. 




The library maintains a supply of loaner laptops and iPads which students may borrow, as well as printing stations. 

Students also have access to a number of databases to aid in their research and learning. Databases for Elementary students include PebbleGo, World Book Kids, Newsela, Research Rocket, and Tumblebooks.

Databases for Secondary students include JSTOR, NewsBank, Proquest SIRS Discoverer, Scientific American, World Book, and Newsacademic.


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