Parallel members can borrow books from both the CAJ and Parallel libraries. These two libraries have separate online catalogues. Directions for how to check items out can be found in the videos below.

More detailed information about the resources offered in the CAJ and Parallel libraries can be found on their respective pages in the Library sub-menu.

Please note: The video about placing library books on hold uses Parallel's former name, SSS. The process for placing books on hold is the same. 

Parallel Library Catalogue:

CAJ Library Catalogue:

ePlatformAudiobooks & eBooks

The CAJ library is part of a consortium of other international schools here in Japan, so Parallel members now have access to a large selection of audiobooks and ebooks. There is a limit of one item per patron at a time—but returning and checking out another book is immediate, so you can change books as quickly as you need (as long as it's available).

Sign up for an ePlatform account by filling up this brief Google Form: Audiobooks & eBooks for Parallel Families

The CAJ librarian will then contact you when your account has been created.

Digital Libraries for Kids

In addition to the Parallel and CAJ libraries, we have subscriptions to a couple of kid-centric digital libraries that are available to Parallel members.

Epic! is a digital library of fiction, non-fiction, STEM, graphic novels, and biographies for kids 12 and under. When you sign up you’ll get instant access to 25,000 books, learning videos, quizzes, and more. You can access Epic!’s library on desktops, laptops (including Chromebooks), iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. 

Sign up below to be added to our Epic! class roster and we'll send you the class access code and login instructions. Epic School is available for free during the school day (M-F, 7:00-15:00), but there is a paid version you can subscribe to if you want 24-hour access. 

Raz-Kids is an online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books and reading quizzing. We recommend this program for kids from age 5-10. There are 29 reading levels to help students increase comprehension and fluency. Students can read texts at their level and in their areas of interest anytime with 24/7 web access. Check it out here and sign up below if you'd like to register your kids.