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The parts that make up a sports library—books, magazines, videos, and video games—are as varied as the sports themselves. So, too, are the ways sports enthusiasts use them. A sports library is foremost a source of inspiration. It can be an invaluable tool for coaches, players, athletes, and fans. But it's also a useful educational resource, a place to learn and improve. It's not unusual for libraries to host lectures, workshops, and other informational events, where they take place.

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The sports library is the heart and soul of a sports program, but too often it is taken for granted, underused, and under-appreciated. A sports library is a collection of books, periodicals, DVDs, videotapes, and other media that are used by the sports department and related departments to support and enhance the mission of the school.


Most sports libraries have many of the same basic components. There are general reference books (both print and non-print), encyclopaedias and directories, almanacs, and periodicals (both national and local). There are books related to sports, health, and physical education. There are books related to the history of the school, sports, and physical education. There are books related to the school's sports program, sports science, sports administration, and coaching. There are books related to coaching, sports psychology, competition, and coaching ethics. There are books related to sport events, coaching and officiating. There are books related to health, nutrition, conditioning, and sports medicine. There are books related to coaching sports, coaching skills, and coaching techniques. There are books related to sports equipment and coaching. There are books related to fitness and conditioning, weight loss, weight management and books related to sports marketing and sports business. There are books related to travel and tourism. There are books related to sport finance, sport law, sport economics, and sports administration. There is an array of books related to sport, exercise, and fitness.