The National Library's Services to Schools has been supporting school libraries and supplementing classroom resources in New Zealand since 1942. The service has continued to evolve to meet schools' needs within an ever-changing education landscape and the fast-moving world of information and knowledge creation.
Today, the focus of our services is on the priority areas of school library development, reading engagement and digital literacy.
We support schools by:
Our services both model and support the development of highly effective library practice in schools. They have been shaped to provide multiple access points across a range of channels to ensure equity for all.
Our whole-school and secondary author/title loans provide fiction, non-fiction and audiovisual resources to support children with inquiry, and to encourage and develop a love of reading.