50 School Libraries to Follow on Instagram

Lucas Maxwell


Lucas Maxwell has been working with youth in libraries for over fifteen years. Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, he's been a high school librarian in London, UK for over a decade. In 2017 he won the UK's School Librarian of the Year award and in 2022 he was named the UK Literacy Association's Reading For Pleasure Teacher Champion. He loves Dungeons & Dragons and is the author of Let's Roll: A Guide for Setting up Tabletop Roleplaying Games in Your School or Public Library. You can follow him on Twitter and on his blog.

I use Instagram every day to post new books, displays, programs, visitors to the Library and student achievements.

I’ve posted before on how bookstagramming made me a better librarian. 

I also use it to discover new ideas. If you work in School Libraries and you’re new to Instagram or if you’ve been wondering where all the cool kids are hanging out, you can follow these hashtags:





I use these all the time to generate ideas and discover new people to follow.

I’ve been using Instagram for the past two years and really love seeing what great School Libraries are doing all over the world.

That’s why I’ve collected 50 School Librarians that consistently brighten my Instagram feed on a daily basis. They hail from all over the world and will make a great addition to your “Following” list.





Here they are in alphabetical order of course.

Albany High School @albanyhighlibrary

Amanda Lawrence @dhs_lmc

Arcadia High School Library @aracadiahigh.library

Bannockburn School Library @bannockburn_school_library

Bookmarking Librarian @sarahjbetteridge

Carmel High School Library @carmelhslibrary

Carshalton High School for Girls @chsg_lrc

Chilliwack Middle School Library @lorissereads

Douglas Middle School Library @douglasmslibrary

ESMS Learning Commons @learningcommonsesms

FFCA High School Library @ffcahslibrary

Great Valley School District’s High School Library @gvhslibrary

@GwynethJones @thedaringlibrarian

Hampton High School Librarians @crabberlibrary

Harlingen High School Library @south_library

Hillcrest High School @readonthehill

Holly School Library @mrsbrownslibrary

Jackson Jr. High Library @jjhs_library

James Madison Memorial Library @jmmlibrary

Jessica Prosper @the_dancing_librarian

Kerikeri High School Library @kkhslibrary

Kings Langley School Library @klslibraryuk

Kylie Adams @wyong_ps_icentre

Kristina Holzweiss @liberrian

Macon High School Library @macontigerlibrary

Marshall High School Library @gcmlibrary

MC Elementary Library @ninjabookqueen

Michelle Di Giacomo @itsalibrarianlife

Middletown High School Library @mhsknightslibrary

Mrs. Bernardo @hmschoollibrary

Mrs. Otero @pahs_mediacentre

Ms. Benvenga @spartan_library

MSJH Library @msjhlibrary 

Norwood Secondary College @norwoodlibrary

Putnam Valley HS Library @pvhslmc

Radford Secondary Library @radford_secondary_library

Red Smith School Library @redsmithlibrary

R.L. Paschal High School Library @paschallibrary

Sacred Heart Cathedral School Library @shcslibrary

Sarah Fitzgerald @gcjhslib

SBHS Library @sbhs_cardinal_library

SHS Titan Library @shs_titanlibrary

Sir Bernard Lovell Academy Library @sbllibrary

South East Junior High School @sejhlibrary

Springdale High School Library @reddoglibrary

Saint Mark’s High School @librarysmhs

Stewarts Creek MS Library @scmlibrary

Taipei American School’s Middle School Library @tas_ms_library

Teresa Jensen @northcreekhslibrary

THS Library Media Centre @rachels_reads 

I’m also going to shamelessly throw in my own Instagram account, @glenthorne_library

If you’d like to add your School Library to the list, add a comment below!