Lending resources

An issue system is useful because it allows you to 

  • keep track of books as they are borrowed
  • record and assess children’s reading habits
  • encourage children to be responsible for their borrowing
  • monitor the popularity of the library stock
  • send overdues

Loan systems are automatically part of a computerised library management system and we do not recommend setting up a paper based system. 

The School Library Association publishes a booklet outlining the options for issue systems:  Check it out: Issue systems for primary school libraries (2011) 

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