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School Library Service

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The Shropshire School Library Service offers a comprehensive resource and advisory service to all phases of education (pre-school to post-16) within the area covered by Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council as a partnership arrangement.

Staff have long experience of working with schools, and can offer professional, friendly advice and practical support on all aspects of library and resource provision. Subscription to the service ensures a cost-effective, responsive and flexible service which will help to enhance literacy and independent learning across the curriculum.


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.

Location and opening hours

The School Library Service is located in the Annexe, Shirehall, Shrewsbury.  Please note that there is a designated parking area for teachers at the entrance to the School Library Service.

Opening hours are:
Monday - Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 6pm (school holidays 9am to 5pm)
Friday 9am to 4pm

Separate webpages give details of the service for different groups of users. Please follow the links in the navigation panel on this page.

You can follow us on Twitter at @ShropsSLS


School Library Service
01743 255030
Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate
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