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 Contact Name
Schools Library Service
 
98, Lapsi Street
St Julians  STJ 1264
 
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 Telephone
21420334 / 21420333

 Email

Schools Library Service

 

​Mission Statement

 
The provision of adequate libraries for schools at all levels with appropriate premises, furniture, equipment, book stock and staffing to support the curriculum and literacy incentives.
 
Objectives
 
 
  • Accessibility to all school library resources via the Library Management System.
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  • Encourage schools to have a welcoming school library environment, ample space to organise the collections and to allow students and teachers respectively to use the library materials. Standardisation of library furniture is an asset.
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  • The school library resources should cover the curriculum, the general interests of the students, and stimulate the children’s imaginative development. To achieve this, library materials need to be of a high standard.
 

  

Services Offered 

 
  • Advising the Directorate for Educational Services on the use of school libraries to support the curriculum and as part of the on-going literacy campaign.
  • Providing advice and assistance to schools in the setting up, refurbishment and upgrading of school libraries.
  • ​The Schools Library Service (SLS) working with the Foundation for Tomorrow's Schools (FTS) provides site plans for libraries, furniture specifications and is actively engaged in the setting up of libraries in the new colleges.
  • Contributing towards the raising of the standards of librarianship.The SLS assists students following the Diploma/Degree course in library science.
  • Assisting in the introduction of information and communication technology in school libraries and the use of computer hardware and software. Creating a common database of library resources in schools.

School Attendance Certificate

Persons who need a copy of their School Attendance Certificate are to collect this from the Secondary School they frequented.  In those instances where these state schools have closed, applicants are to download the attached form and make an appointment with the Schools Library Service by calling on 21420334.