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)