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Findings: Students use and value the school library more as a social meeting place and a place for pleasure than as a place for educationally related studies.

Abstract: This article presents findings about how students in Norway use and value the school library as part of their daily practice at school, and who those users are. Data were collected through observations, interviews and questionnaires in two case study schools (16-18 year old pupils) during half a year. Findings indicate that the students use and value the school library more as a social meeting-place and a place for pleasure than as a place for educationally related studies. The data are discussed within a theoretical frame of sociology and domain specific socialization theories, and describe the library as a porous space in the school.

Rafste, E. T. (2005). A place to learn or a place for leisure: Pupils' use of the school library in Norway. School Libraries Worldwide, 11(1), 1-16.

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