School Library Service

School Library Service

primary school buildingFor the most current and up-to-date information relating to COVID-19 and support for schools and settings during the wider re-opening phase, please visit our COVID-19 webpage. Any COVID-19 resources on our team pages are still relevant and useful but are more general or relate to earlier phases of lockdown and partial school closures. Many of our general resources will also be useful at this time.


Welcome to the School Library Service

Working with schools to inspire readers and raise reading standards


Publisher Permissions List

Click here for a current list of Publishers who have given permission for their books to be read aloud by staff during the latest Lockdown. Once you’ve found the publisher you want, please check their specifications as they do vary between publishers. A contact email has been provided if you need further guidance.


Covid-19 Support Books

This collection of books aims to address the types of questions or worries your pupils might have as a result of the current pandemic.  Suitable for starting class discussions or lending to families to explore in greater depth.

Our experienced Library Advisors have selected a range of books for KS1, KS2 and Teen titles, 15 in each list.


New Hot Reads Lists

For Subscribing Schools, the new Hot Read lists are available from the SLS shop subscription content.

For Non-subscribing Schools, you can now purchase a new ‘Hot Reads Package’ click here for details.


We are also a Bookshop!

Buy your new stock direct from us at 20% off the rrp includes free plastic jackets, stationery and delivery.

Contact the centre for details.



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