Schools library service


Important Information

Schools Library Service – update 1 July 2021

SLS is open again to visitors. Covid safety protocols are still in place which include a maximum of 4 visitors only at any one time. All visits, to select books, to drop-off or return books, are by appointment. Please email the SLS Team on to arrange a visit appointment.

Please email the address above with your book orders and/or any other enquiries.

The SLS Team are working 8.30am – 5pm (term time) and 8.30am – 3.30pm (school holidays & AA Insets).

Thank you from the SLS Team and all the very best.

Opening hours and location

Term time Airedale Academy
Crewe Road
WF10 3JU
01977 727 074
Monday to Friday1pm to 5pm 
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