Principals

The modern school library is an active space. It invites curiosity, supports inquiry throughout the school, inspires readers, and incorporates digital technologies. Services extend beyond bricks and mortar through an engaging web presence, giving students and your school community 24/7 access to your print and digital collections.

Our services and resources

0800 LIB LINE for advisory support

Get advice on school library development through our free 0800 number (0800 542 5463) and email service. The service is staffed from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Professional development

Courses for principals, teachers and school librarians focused on developing a school-wide approach to literacy and learning.

Video galleries

Short videos showcasing excellence in New Zealand school libraries

Digital citizenship

In a world grappling with rapid changes in technology and access to information, Digital citizenship focuses on developing the skills and competencies educators and students need to be responsible, safe and digitally literate. The National Library - Services to Schools, has identified seven key themes we think are important to the development of effective digital citizens.

Your library online

Your library’s online presence includes many elements, from selecting a suitable Integrated Library System (ILS) for 24/7 access, to its web presence and interactivity with users, to RFID technology for streamlining issues and returns.

Summer reading

Summer reading is an important activity for children and teens to help prevent the ‘summer slide’ in reading levels. However, they need schools, school libraries, public libraries, families and whānau working together to provide support, encouragement and access to enjoyable reading material.