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NYC School Librarian Guidebook: Library Facilities

Resources to examine our inherent bias, promote personal awareness, and help us build collections for our students that reflect themselves and the world around them.

Introduction to Library Facilities

School libraries are dynamic learning environments with flexible space for simultaneous activities (whole group, small groups, individuals) and print and technology resources that encourage inquiry.

The location of the library in a school should allow for equitable access and foster collaboration between librarian and teachers.

School Construction Authority

The School Construction Authority (SCA) was established by the New York State Legislature in December 1988 to build new public schools and manage the design, construction and renovation of capital projects in New York City's more than 1,200 public school buildings. The SCA usually handles all projects of $100,000 or more.

The Education Construction Fund (ECF) promotes housing, retail, or other compatible economic development projects along with new school construction on City properties.

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