The RISS Library is a center for learning, reading and research located in the ORC at the Senior Campus. Our growing collection of books, periodicals, and online resources supports students throughout their education at RISS, as well as providing leisure reading for students and their families.

Collections and Resources

RISS has created some new resources to help guide students with regard to Referencing and Citing. You can read about each document below and follow the pdf links to view them!

A Guide to Referencing and Citing

This document gives students a general guide to MLA 8 style referencing and citing.

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5 Ways to 'In-text cite'

This document provides examples for students on how to implement 'In-text citations' within their work.

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Example list of Referencing

A detailed example of MLA 8 style referencing and includes explanations of each component.

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You can search our collection of physical books in the Aura Online Library Catalog.

sora app

RISS has access to Sora, the student reading app! Use your school email address via Google single sign-on to instantlyborrow and read ebooks, audiobooks, and more on any device, at any time. Download the Sora app on your device or take a look at

RISS has access to Jstor and Britannica Schools as digital resources: 

If you are unaware of the login details for either of these platforms, please see the librarian.

Jstor - Aims to support research based projects with a wide range of academic materials available for students and staff. 

Britannica Schools - A digital library which is available to both staff and students. It can be used within the classroom but also for casual reading. This resource ranges from foundation years through to Senior years.


RISS has a school subscription to the New York Times, allowing everyone with a school email address to create a personal NYT account free of charge. To activate your school account, follow the directions in this document.


The librarian provides an expert resource for students at every stage of the research process. Teachers are welcome to book lessons with the librarian to familiarize their classes with the school’s resources as well as research skills, evaluating sources, and citations. Students may consult the librarian regarding their own research projects as well as extra-curricular reading.

Contact our Librarians Ms. Bier and Ms. le Blansch at