Our Mission

Our mission is to bring libraries and access to librarians back to every school in the UK.
Use the links above to learn more about the campaign and find out how you can help.

What is a great school library? 


“A school library is a school’s physical and digital learning space where reading, inquiry, research, thinking, imagination, and creativity are central to students’ information-to-knowledge journey and to their personal, social, and cultural growth"

IFLA Guidelines 

National Survey Results 

The report on the national survey was released on the

16th October 2019.

To read more click here 

"International evidence indicates schools with libraries and librarians impact positively on reader enjoyment, children’s attitudes to learning and reading outcomes and attainment.

A quality school library is every child’s right. "

Teresa Cremin Professor of Education (Literacy) at The Open University in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies.


"Research identifies the clear link between reading for pleasure in early years and educational attainment and improved life chances. With existing disparities in educational achievement exacerbated by the Pandemic, it is now more important than ever that all children have access to adequate school libraries. On behalf of its many members who write for children, ALCS is delighted to support this vital and timely campaign."

Tony Bradman, Chair,
Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society and
children's author 

Meet the team

Find out more about the team behind the Great School Libraries Campaign.

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case studies

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