School Libraries

SLARI, The School Library Association in the Republic of Ireland, is a voluntary organisation.

SLARI was set up in 1995 as a branch of the UK based School Library Association and was ratified as a national branch of SLA in 2001. SLARI has just under 100 members made up of librarians, teachers with responsibility for libraries, library students and organisations and individuals with an interest in school libraries. SLARI offers support and information to all those involved in school libraries at both primary and post-primary level.

SLARI Policy

In 2004, SLARI produced the policy statement “The School Library in the 21st Century: an Agenda for Change”. SLARI is calling for:

  • The establishment of a comprehensive system of school libraries throughout Ireland;
  • ongoing public funding to support a high standard of school library provision;
  • access to the services of a professionally qualified librarian for all primary and post-primary schools.

SLARI may be contacted at

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