'School libraries in Scotland are essential to closing the attainment gap in schools, support all curriculum areas, are well-supported by the school management team and operate under a successful working model.'

Local authorities use differing models of school library provision across the country and should present a school library service that is appropriate to each area.

School library provision at early years and primary school level varies from secondary school level in Scotland. Achieving a standard of provision across schools will further support the educational needs of children and young people. This will improve the chances of reducing the attainment gap, promoting equity and increasing equality in education.

A School Library Improvement Fund project from 2021