Q. Write a paragraph o Q. Write a paragraph on the uses of school library. n the uses of school library.

Every school has a different kind of library. Here are a few details of usual libraries that might help you frame one:


- Library situated at the end of the corridor to avoid noise

- Librarian sits at the very entrance

- Huge racks of books with headings such as Engineering, Technology, Art, Fiction, etc.

- A ladder to climb up to the higher racks

- One rack dedicated to newspapers, dailies, journals, magazines, etc.

- Reading room with pin drop silence

- Books for reference purpose only, not to be issued

- Computer in the reading room with internet facility for reference work

- Issue and return of books by the librarian

- Strict rules to maintain discipline in the library


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Uses of School Library

Books are a store-house of knowledge and a library is a store-house of books. Library forms an important part of any school. It provides the students with a place where they can sharpen their reading skills and enhance their knowledge. As a library is divided into different sections based on different subjects, it becomes easy for students to locate books of their interest. Students can also get books issued, to read at home. Different newspapers, magazines and periodicals are also available in libraries. Usually, libraries remain open even after school hours. The calm and quiet atmosphere of the school library is suitable for studies. Every student should make the maximum use of school library to enhance his knowledge.

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I think the presence of a school library is a vital component of a students education. In the UK there was recently some talk of many schools considering closing their libraries to cut the running costs of the school. I was amazed to hear on the news that in the UK a school does not have to legally have a school library and that it is an optional extra, decided upon my the person controlling the decision making process. It is, however, a legal requirement that every prison and youth offending institute in the UK has its own library. It seems to be a ridiculous notion that those housed in such institutes are given this basic right when students being educated in schools are not. I think it would be a much fairer and commonsense practice if access to a library was a basic right in both cases.

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