School Libraries During COVID-19

School Libraries Supporting Their Communities


We want to know and share what school libraries or school library teams have been focusing on during this COVID crisis. It might look a little different from the usual, but it's even more important during this time of change and upheaval.


Take 5 minutes to respond to our questions or write a paragraph that explains what your school library has been doing during the COVID crisis.

School Libraries During and Post COVID-19 Webinar

Thank you to Eduwebinar for hosting this vibrant sharing session of what's been happening in many Australian school libraries during COVID19.  If only ALL students had access to such services!
You can watch the recording of the webinar and find links to the shared resources of the Eduwebinar website.

ACCESS Article

Thanks to all the contributors to Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19. ACCESS featured a range of the responses in their June 2020 edition. You can read the article via the ASLA website or download the article PDF below.

This article was first published in ACCESS, vol. 34, issue 2, June 2020.

Read it here

Useful Links

Many of the library organisations of Australia have curated a range of resources and links to resources to aid school libraries during COVID-19.

Find more details on the websites of the organisations.

ALIA             -            ASLA               -                SLASA         -        SLAV


Lori, teacher librarian and creator of Lori's E-Musings shares her post on Connection - Local, Social, Global, about life and work in school libraries during COVID. Read it here.

What are school libraries doing?

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #1

April 16, 2020

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #1 In a South Australian public primary school of 400 students, the school library team have been busy ensuring that their students have everything they need during the COVID-19 crisis. The focus of the school library staff during this time has been: Buying more books and getting them … Continue reading Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #1

As schools plan for closure, the school library teams get to work

March 17, 2020

What school libraries are doing to prepare for online learning With the spread of COVID-19, some schools have already had to temporarily close and others are preparing for more wide-spread closures. Whether this comes to pass or not, you can count on school library teams to be prepared. Even before this current threat, school libraries … Continue reading As schools plan for closure, the school library teams get to work


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