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From 27 February, schools and home educators can request a term 2 and 3 reading engagement loan. This loan includes a range of resources to encourage students to develop a love of reading.

Use our Topic Explorer or other digital resources to find content to inspire inquiry.


This page outlines the steps a school loan coordinator needs to take to request a whole-school or secondary school author/title loan from the National Library.

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When you start out as a school librarian or move to a new school, there are procedures to get familiar with. There will also be information and contact details you need to be able to access quickly.

We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information relating to refugees. Refugees are people who are forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution or natural disaster. They often end up living in safe countries, including New Zealand. SCIS 1698545

Register for 2017 reading and library professional learning and development courses. Learn about library environments that support students' development as readers and digitally literate learners. 


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09 February 2017

World Read Aloud Day in 2017 is on 16 February. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to share their love of stories and take action to promote the right to literacy for everyone.

03 February 2017

7 February 2017 is Safer Internet Day. With the theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’ the focus is on making the internet a safer and better place for all, especially young people.

Services to Schools Changes 2016

In 2016, National Library changed the services it provides to schools.

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