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Creating a library space that enables innovation, and is inclusive and inviting for all, needs to involve the whole school community. These pages offer guidance and resources to stimulate thinking and inspiration for designing your library.

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Designing library spaces ​Our guide to designing innovative library spaces describes different spaces for learning, and the role of key stakeholders in the design process. It includes case studies and links for further reading to inspire your thinking.

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Shelving guidelines for your school library ​Find help and advice about shelving styles for storing and displaying your school library resources. Download our step-by-step guide to help you choose the best shelving options for your library and calculate what you’ll need.​

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Journey mapping for school library design Finding out how your students use the library can help you improve the design of your library and the way you manage its services. Creating a journey map can help you gather this information.