Innovation in education

Libraries and resource centres


1. For schools

Articles in PEB Exchange:

  • Designing Schools for the Information Society: Libraries and Resource Centres, (report on the PEB conference of the same name held in June 1999 in Lisbon, Portugal) no. 39, February 2000.
  • School Libraries in the Information Society, no. 38, October 1999 (excerpts from presentations made at the PEB seminar "Designing Schools for the Information Society: Libraries and Resource Centres", June 1999).
  • A Visit to Three Parisian School Libraries, no. 35, October 1998.

Lonsdale, Michele (2003), "Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement: A Review of the Research", report for the Australian School Library Association, Australian Council for Educational Research.


OECD/PEB (2001), School Libraries and Resource Centres, Paris.

Combined School & Public Libraries: Guidelines for Decision Makers, Second Edition - May 1998, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

  • A New Library for Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, no. 51, February 2004.
  • Library environments and organisations: opportunities or constraints?, no. 49, June 2003.
  • University Libraries Face New Challenges, no. 48, February 2003.
  • The Multifunctional Digital Centre: A Concept for Developing Countries in the Electronic Age, no. 42, February 2001.
  • Belgium: The Library of the ULB after Five Years in Use, no. 40, June 2000.
  • Libraries and Resource Centres for Tertiary Education, no. 34, June 1998

Experts' meeting report:

The full text of the final report of the PEB/IMHE Experts' Meeting on Libraries and Resource Centres for Tertiary Education is available here along with selected case studies. At the March 1998 meeting, an international group of architects, librarians, professors and institutional managers exchanged their experience and ideas regarding the impact of information technology and distance learning on the design and management of higher education libraries and resource centres. This document presents their principal conclusions and recommendations.

Libraries and Resource Centres for Tertiary Education: Final Report


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