The primary objective of school libraries is to implement, enrich and support the educational program of the school. In the area of materials selection, school libraries provide a wide range of materials on various levels of difficulty, with consideration for diversity and different points of view. These materials are also in non-book formats and found on the internet.

Therefore, school libraries should:

A. Provide materials that will enrich and support the curriculum by collaborating with instructional stakeholders and relevant data, taking into consideration the varied interests, abilities, learning needs, learning styles and maturity levels of the students served.

B. Provide materials for teachers and students based on their needs that encourage growth in knowledge, and that helps to develop literary, cultural and aesthetic appreciation and ethical standards.

C. Provide materials which reflect the broad ideas and beliefs of religious, social, political, historical, and ethnic groups and their contribution to the local, national and world heritages and cultures, thereby enabling students to develop intellectual integrity in forming sound judgments.

D. Provide a variety of print and nonprint formats to support needs-based student learning.

E. Place principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice in selection of materials of the highest quality in order to ensure a comprehensive collection appropriate for the users of the school library.

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