Library Policies/Guidelines

Primary School Library Guidelines

Library Association ,UK

The Guidelines are intended to be a practical support to everyone concerned with establishing, maintaining and developing dynamic primary school libraries across the UK: Headteachers, teachers, governing bodies, primary school librarians/library coordinators and Schools Library Services.
The Guidelines address the library needs of pupils between 4 and 11 years as independent learners and imaginative readers;embedding the school library in the teaching and learning culture of the whole school. The Guidelines also recognise that the use of information and communication technologies is integral to every aspect of primary school library provision.

The Library Association worked with key librarians throughout the UK to produce this document. The principles and practises recommended, read together with The Library Association Guidelines for Secondary School Libraries, cover the library needs of pupils throughout their school career – from primary to secondary school – and form an essential support to the lifelong learning process.