School librarians

Information and inspiration to help school libraries support student achievement. Includes library as space, 21st century collections, your library's online presence, and library management.

Our services and resources


The 0800 LIB LINE (0800 5425463) advisory service provides support and answers to your questions on any aspect of school library development. The service is staffed from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Professional development

Register for courses on topics ranging from school libraries supporting learning and content curation to inspiring readers.

Lending service

Borrow resources from our collection of books, DVD and CDs.

Resources for learning

Explore our range of digital resources to support learning.

Cataloguing service

Our Record Manager tool enables your school library team to find and download catalogue records and import them into your ILS (integrated library system).

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.


The range of tools, technologies and the skills to support inquiry learning continue to evolve. Content here includes guidance on re-use and remixing of digital content, supporting inquiry in a Māori context, content curation, and much more.

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.