There is no furniture so charming as books. So, how can an institution of learning not house a library? After all, libraries are places where people and information come together. School libraries do not just support the student population. They also allow the faculty members to access relevant resources and tools which they otherwise may not know of or have access to. Moreover, with the evolution of technology, digital libraries have come into existence making knowledge even more readily accessible – at your fingertips. However, even in the midst of the quickening pace of technological change, the role of libraries remain immutable. A school library brings with itself a great many benefits –
- A well-stocked library brimming with books on a variety of fields sets into motion the ‘learner’s agency’, where children are free to initiate their own learning process, in their own pace and on their respective fields of interest.
- Students acquire knowledge that is not limited to their curriculum books. This deepens and widens their thinking capacities
- A library explains democracy in its truest sense where children, irrespective of their constraints and backgrounds are able to free dive into the depths of knowledge
- A library also has a disciplinary function. It helps in developing a sense of discipline among the students as they are required to sit in quietude while carrying out their study or research