Shropshire Council

Resources and support


With around 250,000 items in stock, the School Library Service offers schools a wide, constantly changing choice of books and other resources. For every £100 invested up to £800 worth of resources and service can be accessed from the School Library Service. Here are some of the resources that are available to subscribing schools:

  • Topic resource collections
  • Fiction collections
  • Artefacts
  • Storysacks
  • Museum in a Box
  • Big Books
  • Group reading sets
  • DVDs
  • Extensive art collection

Our online catalogue offers more information.

Advice and support

A good school library can have a real impact on learning and teaching. The School Library Service can help to make your library a vibrant, inspirational and enjoyable place where children and young people become independent learners and readers. Use School Library Service consultancy for:

  • Advice on library refurbishment, resources and policy development
  • Assessment of stock and advice on book purchase
  • Library and skills training for pupils/students
  • Effective provision for able, gifted and talented pupils
  • Training of school library staff and pupil librarians
  • Professional guidance on library staff recruitment, job descriptions, salaries and professional development.