Schools library service


Important Information

School Library Service - update 18 August 2020

The Schools Library Service team has been back at work for some weeks now selecting and preparing the book  orders for the new Autumn Term 2020.

If you have not yet done so please email any book orders and/or queries to

Currently SLS is still closed to visitors but we hope to offer pre-booked visiting sessions from mid-September. We will inform all schools when this can start. If you wish to drop-off any books please email us beforehand to arrange a “safe” time. When your book orders are ready we can also arrange “safe” collections/pick-ups from SLS if this is relevant.

Thank you very much for all your support and patience at this time. The SLS team wishes you all the best for the new school year and hopes you had a relaxed and much-deserved Summer break.

Take care everyone and thank you.

Wendy Mitchell and the SLS Team 

Opening hours and location

Term time Airedale Academy
Crewe Road
WF10 3JU
01977 727 074
Monday to Friday1pm to 5pm (morning visits by appointment only)
School holidays including inset days
Monday to Friday8.30am to 3.30pm

The Schools Library Service supports learning in schools by providing quality resources, expertise and advice.


Book loans for individual teachers, including:
  • Project loans (Up to 30 books per project per class for 1 term to a maximum of 3 projects)
  • Classroom loans (Up to 50 books per class for 1 term to support reading for pleasure)
  • Half Class Sets, 15 copies of a particular title, are available for teachers to borrow for up to a term. These are ideal to read together as a class, promoting reading for pleasure and linking fiction with curriculum topics. Please download the list, which shows you the author, title, genre and a synopsis of the story. These are heavily used so please order early to avoid disappointment.
  • Big books (4 large format books per class for 1 term)

Book loans school libraries – up to 300 books for your primary school library / up to 450 for your secondary school library.

School library advice and support: including library design, editing, colour coding, classification, stock gaps and pupil/librarian training.

Inset talks and displays.

Storytimes and book talks.

Resources can be selected by you or we can make your selection for you.

Resources can be collected by you from the Schools Library Service; or, where applicable, delivered to Wakefield public libraries. Deliveries can also be made directly to schools where there are a minimum of 4 boxes to deliver. Please note, where demand is high for deliveries, priority may need to be given to schools outside of a 4 mile radius.

Service Level Agreements

Copies are available on request via email.

Any queries please contact the Schools Library Service using the details to the right, or Wendy Mitchell on

Contact us

Schools library service

Airedale Academy
Crewe Road
WF10 3JU

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01977 727 074