Schools library service


Important Information

School Library Service - update 29 October 2020

SLS is still closed to visitors and unlikely to be able to welcome you back before Christmas or even later into Spring.

If you wish to drop-off or collect any book orders please email the team at and a safe day and time will be arranged.

The team will be working Mon- Fri 8.30am – 3.30pm until further notice. Due to safe working practices all contact is by email at the address above.

We are busy selecting and prepping Spring Term book orders so please email your order through if you have not already done so.

Thank you for all your support through these difficult times.

Take care,

Wendy 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