The library is the place where books, perhaps the most important learning aids, are managed and organised.

The library contains and provides access to printed materials such as books, brochures, newspapers, dictionaries, etc. It also offers audiovisual and digital documents that are used to expand and deepen the topics covered in the classroom.

It also houses other materials that serve as entertainment to encourage the development of the reading habit.

In this way, the library is no longer a storage space but a place where learning resources are organised and applied.

The regulations usually contemplate the requirements of this space, for example in Spain it states that in primary education centres it must have “a minimum surface area of 45 square metres”.

Some dictionaries, encyclopaedias and texts widely used in certain didactic units are moved from the library to the classroom in order to be able to use them whenever they are needed in the development and expansion of that subject.

There is also a classic book lending service, which allows students to take these materials home to consult them.
It is important to point out the service for consulting documents on the Internet, for which many libraries have computer terminals that enable students to access these resources.

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Adam Kracík
Adam Kracík
16 February, 2023 12:03 pm

Point of view from the Czech Republic

What differences do you find on this topic in your country?
In the Czech Republic, there is no rule that orders schools to have a library. Therefore, it is absolutely not common to have a library in primary schools which I found very sad. Since it is more than necessary to provide children a place where to gather and spend some time out of the class.
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