A successful school library is the heart of a school learning community. School libraries can provide a flexible place for learning where project work, individual study and group research can all take place.

This Self-evaluation Model is intended for use by the person responsible for the School Library, ideally working with other members of the school staff. The main aim is to help people think about how to develop the school library to more fully meet the needs of the school.


  • Introduction: How to do this self-evaluation
  • The key questions
  • The scenarios
  • Evidence gathering and actions for improvement