Purpose of school library

Storehouse of Knowledge

The library occupies a very important place in school. With its books suited to the interests and aptitude of students of different age group, with its magazines, periodicals, newspapers and with its calm and tranquil atmosphere it has a special call to the students who go there and quench their thirst for reading the material. The habit of self-learning is developed by visiting the library. The library is the center of the intellectual and social activities of the school.

Function of a School Library

(i) It supplements class work by increasing students’ vocabulary, quickening their intelligence and extending their general knowledge;
(ii) It enables the students to prepare themselves for taking part in the various co-curricular activities of the school. They get information which is very helpful to them in taking part in debates, giving lectures and writing for the school magazine;
(iii) It develops habits of the students to derive pleasure and information from recreational and informative books;
(iv) It broadens their outlook by placing a vast sphere of information before them;
(v) It imparts training to the students for the proper use of books;
(vi) It gives students training in punctuality by impressing ‘ upon them the necessity of returning and borrowing books at a fixed time;
(vii) It provides suitable books to the students to satisfy their hunger of reading books and saves them from the harmful effects of reading unsuitable and injurious literature;
(viii) It inculcates in the students the habit of silent reading
(ix) It provides an opportunity to make the best use of leisure time thereby lessening the chance of indiscipline in the school.