Setting up a School Library


Library File: Making a Success of the School Library

This book is edited by Valerie Coghlan, Patricia Quigley and Rosemary Walton and was published by the Library Association of Ireland, Dublin in 1999. (ISBN: 0-94603-736-1)

Visionary Spaces: Designing and Planning a Secondary School Library

This SLA guideline written by Geoff Dubber and Kathy Lemaire can be ordered from SLA Guidelines and Case Studies.

Primary School Library Guidelines

These Library Association guidelines are a useful information resource for anyone involved in the setting up and management of an effective primary school library. They are written for UK primary schools.

SLA Support, Publications and Guidelines for Primary and Secondary School Libraries
If you join the School Library Association UK (of which we are a branch), you will have access to their resources on their website:
You can also purchase School Library Association publications on their website, even if you are not a member:

CILIP Guidelines for Secondary School Libraries

This publication contains practical guidelines for the management of a secondary school library. It can be ordered online from here: CILIP Guidelines

Department of Education & Science : Room Layout Documents

This list of post-primary school room layouts provided by the Department of Education & Science include two library layouts.