Room for both the smaller and the older children
School libraries are mainly for children from the age of 5 to the age of 16 or 18, depending on the age of the pupils in the connecting school. Because of the large age span, it is important that the library contains something for the smaller as well as the older children.
The school library can be placed centrally in the school and be an area that the pupils cross several time a day. It is also a possibility that the school library is an integrated part of a public library, known as a combi-library. A combi-library needs to meet the needs of those using the library during the day to read the newspaper, while making sure that there is room for many children at the same time.