What is being a pupil librarian all about?

Being a pupil librarian will enable you to:

  • Support the aims of the library in school
  • Make a valuable contribution to the life of the school
  • Help develop the library and the services it offers
  • Help the library staff provide the best library service they can
  • Make a difference to other pupils’ learning
  • Act as a role model for other pupils


You will also:

  • Improve your communication and problem-solving skills
  • Work well with others in a team
  • Take responsibility
  • Think on your feet


As a pupil librarian you will enjoy special privileges including:


  • First choice of new stock which you can help choose
  • The chance to get involved in a wide variety of exciting projects
  • The opportunity to attend events, trips and parties organised for the pupil librarians
  • (source School Library Association – Toolkit)



Comments from our pupil librarians

“I have enjoyed having an extra responsibility with the library.”
“I have enjoyed being in charge of returning books.”
“It is always great when people ask you to give advice on books.”
“I have enjoyed sorting out my section in the library.”
“I have enjoyed the annual parties and activities that have gone on and having responsibilities.”

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