Support for Schools

Support for Schools

Babcock School Library Service Comprehensive Package

Advisory Service

Working with your librarian and school staff we will:

  • Evaluate your school library stock
  • Help you develop a library and whole-school reading plan
  • Provide opportunities for staff and pupil training
  • Provide talks to parents and governors
  • Provide computer management system support

Refresh your library stock

We will:

  • Help you to choose a new deposit collection equivalent to 2 books per pupil
  • Work with you to provide a managed book exchange service in subsequent years
  • Enable you to refresh your stock from our Library Centre or Mobile Library
  • Choose new books through Reading Roundabout

Topic Boxes

Tailored to your needs, our topic boxes:

  • Support teaching in the classroom saving your teaching staff time
  • Contain up to 20 books per box covering current curriculum themes
  • Are delivered to school free of charge

Makeover your library and classroom book corners

Our Library Advisors can:

  • Advise you on how to refresh your library with a makeover
  • Support you with your new library design
  • Offer guidance and ideas for creating inspiring reading corners

Skill up your pupils to become School Librarians

  • Offering advice and training to develop information literacy skills
  • Why not bring your student librarians with you to select your exchange titles?


  • Promote the latest 'hot reads'
  • Inspire reading beyond school

Accelerated Reading Books

  • Availbable to purchase, or add to your library stock through exchanges
  • Books referencing AR quiz, point value, and reading level

Book Banding

  • A large collection of Book Banding books from pink to lime are available
  • Schools may purchase, add to stock through exchanges or borrow in topic collections

Termly Network and Support Meetings

  • Keep up with the latest news and developments in the school library world
  • Share good practice with colleagues from other schools

Website Access to Subscription Content

Online Support and Telephone Helpline

'Book for Life' scheme

  • We can help you purchase 'shelf ready' books with a generous price discount
  • Subscribing schools can include these purchased books as part of their library exchange and swap old books for brand new ones




Related Content & Resources

Contact the Team Lead

Buyback, subscriptions, management, compliments, complaints and conferences | call 01392 287244

alternatively email us

Reading for Pleasure

Book resource/library healthcheck with suggestions for developing book stock, plus a Reading Roundabout visit and book purchase discount

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What is the value of our Comprehensive Service?

Compare the cost of buying each element of the service separately and see how much this primary school with 250 pupils saved...

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We wanted to improve our library as the books we had available were not engaging our children. Our school had come out of the library services years previously and though there were lots of books in the library, we hadn’t managed to keep the quality high enough or range wide enough. We looked at simply buying books and furniture ourselves but when we calculated staff costs for this work, we realised that we would be getting good value from renewing our subscription to the library service. We haven’t been disappointed. Library Service staff have helped us think through design, have tailored our collection to our children’s interests, have provided staff and pupil training and have put us in contact with a range of experts. We are very pleased with the service that they have provided.

Testimonal from Headteacher, Sherwell Valley School, Torquay

School library redesign and book restock

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