A library within a school is where students & teaching staff have access to a variety of resources. The goal of the school library is to ensure that all members of the school community have equitable access “to books and reading, to information, and to information technology. School libraries are distinct from public libraries because they serve as learner-oriented laboratories which support, extend, and individualise the school’s curriculum.
The school library exists to provide a range of learning opportunities for both senior and junior classes as well as individuals with a focus on intellectual content, information literacy, and the learner. In addition to classroom visits with collaborating teachers, the school library also serves as a learning space for students to do independent work, use computers, equipment and research materials; to host special events such as author visits and book clubs; and for tutoring and testing.
School libraries function as a central location for all of the information available, and a school librarian functions as the literary map to the resources and materials found within the library.