Schools library service

  • SLS is open 8:30am – 5pm (8:30am – 4pm school summer holiday only). We are based at Normanton Depot, Block P, Altofts Road, WF6 2XA.

    Please email the SLS Team on with your book orders and/or any other enquiries.

    SLS is open to visitors. All visits, to select books, to drop-off or return books, are strictly by appointment for site H&S reasons. Please email the SLS Team to arrange a visit.

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


Facilities and services

  • Termly book loans for individual teachers, including:
  • Project loans (Up to 90 books to support curriculum subjects)
  • Classroom loans (Up to 50 books per class to support reading for pleasure, significant authors etc)
  • Half Class Set (15 copies of a particular title) x 1. 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
  • 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, classification, stock gaps and pupil/librarian training
  • Storytimes and book talks
  • Resources can be selected by you or we can make your selection for you
  • Resources will be delivered directly to schools - priority will be given if necessary to schools over 6 miles in distance from SLS
  • Book orders can be collected from or dropped off at SLS by prior arrangement
  • Occasionally book orders can be delivered via the public library network, but this is limited availability

Service Level Agreements

Copies are available on request via email.

Any queries please contact the Schools Library Service at the address above or email

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